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

Recordings
'Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin' (CDA67691/2)
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
'Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin' (CDD22009)
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
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'Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin' (CKD366)
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
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Movement 1: Adagio
Track 1 on CDA67691/2 CD1 [4'32] 2CDs
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Movement 2: Fuga: Allegro
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Movement 3: Siciliana
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Movement 4: Presto
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Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV1001
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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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Details for CDD22009 disc 1 track 2
Fuga: Allegro
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-00902
Duration
5'47
Recording date
27 May 1996
Recording venue
Orford Church, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (CDD22009)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: March 1997
    Deletion date: October 2006
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
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