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Goldberg / Kumela, Ruck


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Contrastes Records   Catalog #: 201603  
Composer:  Joachim SchneiderJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petri KumelaJürgen Ruck
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Petri Kumela, one of Finland’s most versatile and sought-after classical guitarists, is equally at home with period instruments as in working with contemporary composers. He is also one of the Finnish guitarists best known on the international scene, with a reputation for originality and versatility, whether he is giving a recital in Calcutta or a school concert in Japan. Composer Pehr Henrik Nordgren wrote of his musicianship: “I was very taken, not only with the technical performance but especially with the introspection, such as one seldom hears, of his interpretation. He very fittingly captured the intimate moods I tried to express in composing the music. Kumela is joined on this release by fellow guitarist Juergen Ruck. Ruck’s typical Read more repertoire includes music from the 16th century to the present. He has performed in various chamber music ensembles and has already performed at many international festivals. As a soloist, he has played with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also particularly committed to contemporary music. This new release from the duo features Goldberg Variations from both J.S. Bach and Joachim Schneider. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen for 2 Guitars "Goldberg" by Joachim Schneider
Performer:  Petri Kumela (Guitar), Jürgen Ruck (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011/2012; Germany 
2.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petri Kumela (Guitar), Jürgen Ruck (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Orgelbüchlein: Nun komm'der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petri Kumela (Guitar), Jürgen Ruck (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Orgelbüchlein: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 618 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petri Kumela (Guitar), Jürgen Ruck (Guitar)
5.
Orgelbüchlein: Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel, BWV 617 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petri Kumela (Guitar), Jürgen Ruck (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1714-1715; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Orgelbüchlein: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV 614 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petri Kumela (Guitar), Jürgen Ruck (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713-1714; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Orgelbüchlein: Alle Menschen müssen sterben, BWV 643 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petri Kumela (Guitar), Jürgen Ruck (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 

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