His recording of the partitas
was praised highly by the international press.
Schiff plays the partitas
not in the usual order but in an ascending line of keys from G major to E minor -- numbers 5, 3, 1, 2, 4, 6 -- having found this ordering of them to be more effective on the concert stage.
More fine Bach comes from Murray Perahia, who completes the keyboard Partitas
with a second disc containing Nos 1, 5 and 6 recorded in beautiful sound by Sony in Berlin.
Pavlo Beznosiuk, leader of both the Avison Ensemble and the Academy of Ancient Music, divided the six sonatas and partitas
over two concerts at Newcastle's Castle Keep - of which I caught the first.
The first, the Turkish composer Ahmet Adnan Saygun's Allegretto from Partita
After all, what music lover would want to be deprived of the teenage Yehudi Menuhin playing Elgar's Violin Concerto or Bach's Sonatas and Partitas
, or the very young Evgeny Kissin playing Chopin?
Bach wrote a series of sonatas and partitas
for solo violin, among them the composition that is the focus of this release, the Partita
in D minor, BWV 1004.
Another work which shows ,Bach at his most experimental and avant-garde is the suite of six Sonatas and Partitas
His friend and peer Robert Schumann heard this, and was inspired to write his own accompaniments to all six of the solo Sonatas and Partitas
And while there is nothing wrong with an attractive person looking attractive and sexy if it's appropriate - quite the contrary - if you're trying to sell Bach Partitas
simply on the back of bare midriffs and wet T-shirts, the whole cynical thing just starts to get a bit too much.
As for Muffat, while his Apparatus has appeared in several modern editions (Michael Radulescu's, as Diletto musicale, 825-28, being the most authoritative [Vienna: Doblinger, 1982]), his French-style partitas
in copyists' manuscripts, identified (as Rampe points out) by Hellmut Federhofer ("Georg Muffat," in Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart [Kassel: Barenreiter, 1961], 9, cols.
In 1999 he recorded his first interpretations of Bach's Partitas
Nos 2, 4 and 5 and now completes the set of six that constitute Bach's official Opus 1.
This young man is a giant among pianists of his generation, bringing to performances of two Bach Partitas
an intellectual, emotional and technical grasp which persuaded us of the depths which lie behind these standardised dance-forms in their sequence of movements.
1, 3 & 6,'' Murray Perahia, piano; ``Bach: The Complete Sonatas and Partitas
for Violin, Nos.
Horse Painter", whose work is the classic marriage of art and science' a bespoke mouse mat with a stunning picture of a Hornet breaking the sound barrier (it looks as if it's hatching from a cloud egg) that matches my PC wallpaper' a huge Moldavite ring, a gemstone said to have fallen to earth from disintegrating stars' and a recording of Bach's violin partitas
by the American Hilary Hahn, for which my son had searched high and low.