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Track(s) taken from CDD22009
Recording details: May 1996
Orford Church, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: March 1997
Total duration: 16 minutes 26 seconds

'Elizabeth Wallfisch's deft articulation succeeds in getting to the heart of the music' (The Strad)

'This set would be a most tempting release at full price; at budget price it is irresistible' (Soundscapes, Australia)

Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV1001
1720; Cöthen; Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato Libro Primo; first published in 1802

Adagio  [3'43]
Fuga: Allegro  [5'47]
Siciliana  [2'55]
Presto  [4'01]

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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Bach’s set of unaccompanied violin music begins with the Sonata in G minor (BWV1001). Its richly ornamented opening Adagio is both harmonically and expressively wide ranging, taking us far from the home key in the first half of the movement. The Fuga which follows is concisely argued, its densely worked theme almost ever present and discernible throughout. It was later transcribed, perhaps by Bach, for solo organ and for lute solo. The Siciliana, in which three voices are sustained, has something of the character of a trio sonata movement. This technically demanding piece contains intriguing implication and ambiguity for the listener. The Sonata concludes with a lively Presto whose sixteenth-note passagework, chordal figurations and technical virtuosity lend brilliance to its character.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2009

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