Bach: Sonatas and Partitas / Augustin Hadelich

Release Date: 4/23/2021
Catalog Number: 504874
Performer: Augustin Hadelich
Number of Discs: 2

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A 2021 GRAMMY Nominee for Best Classical Instrumental Solo Performance!

“Recording Bach’s complete Six Sonatas and Partitas has long been a dream of mine,” says Augustin Hadelich “They are formidable tests of technical ability and stamina, but also of musical imagination and expressive range – they never cease to provide challenges, hope, and joy.” For his interpretation, sensitive to historical practice, Hadelich chose to use a baroque bow. “It was a revelation,” he says. “It felt liberating … Passages of three- and four-note chords felt more fluid … The dance movements danced more and the slow movements sang more.”

 

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Hadelich, as outlined in his engaging accompanying notes, is keen to avoid portentous gesture in dealing with Bach’s fearsome technical demands. Using a Baroque bow, his inward approach results in superb intimacy in the slow movements of the sonatas, notwithstanding the resonant recorded sound.

– BBC Music Magazine

 

Hadelich’s approach makes listening to the cycle at a single sitting relatively easy: sleight of hand and a strong musical imagination keep you hooked for the duration.

 

– Gramophone

Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Augustin Hadelich (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
2. Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Augustin Hadelich (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
3. Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Augustin Hadelich (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
4. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Augustin Hadelich (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
5. Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Augustin Hadelich (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
6. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Augustin Hadelich (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
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