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Bach: Cello Suites, Cello Sonatas & French Suites / Steen-Nokleberg, Zagorinsky


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1002454  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander ZagorinskyEinar Steen-Nökleberg
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Their collaboration started back in 2002 and since then the musicians have demonstrated their outstanding professional mastery and complete unanimity in emotional and stylistic rendition of music. Alexander Zagorinsky is a representative of Natalia Shakhovskaya's Moscow school and former concertmaster of the group of cellos of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. The musician's extensive repertoire includes music of four centuries. In the opinion of authoritative sources, Norwegian pianist Einar Steen-Nøkleberg is the best interpreter of Grieg's music who combines his solo career with active teaching. The difference in age and traditions did not prevent them from forming an ideal team where both are quick to understand each other. Read more While their first joint album was dedicated to teh age of romanticism, this time around they turn to Johann Sebastian Bach's music. The programme of the set demonstrates the cellist's and pianist's mastery as both ensemble and virtuosic solo performers. The album features three sonatas for cello and clavier, six solo cello suites and six "French" harpsichord suites. The musicians dedicated their album to Tatiana Nikolayeva, a distinguished domestic pianist and winner of the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition. Her recitals were a significant influence on the formation fo both musicians' appreciation of music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 2 in D major, BWV 1028 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
7.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
9.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
10.
French Suite no 1 in D minor, BWV 812 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
11.
French Suite no 2 in C minor, BWV 813 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
12.
French Suite no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
13.
French Suite no 4 in E flat major, BWV 815 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
14.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
15.
French Suite no 6 in E major, BWV 817 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Zagorinsky (Cello), Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 

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