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Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002

composer
1720; Cöthen; Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato Libro Primo; first published in 1802

 
The Partita in B minor (BWV1002) is outwardly, perhaps, the most straightforward and expressively undemonstrative of the three. It consists of four classical suite movements, though each has its own Double, or variation. The work begins with an Allemanda whose character is defined by angular, even seemingly awkward contours. By comparison, its Double is uncomplicated, yet here as throughout the suite Bach’s writing appears tinged with an underlying expressive melancholy. Following a brisker Corrente and its Double, marked Presto, is the Sarabande and Double, whose graceful gestures and noble eloquence establish its position as a focal point of the suite. The concluding Tempo di borea, or Bourrée, and its Double make effective use of sequences to extend phrases and to generate energy.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2009

En apparence, la Partita en si mineur (BWV1002) est peut-être la plus simple et directe et la moins démonstrative sur le plan expressif des trois. Elle se compose de quatre mouvements de suite classiques, mais chacun d’entre eux a son propre double, ou variation. L’œuvre commence par une Allemanda, dont le caractère est défini par des contours angulaires, voire maladroits en apparence. En comparaison, son double est simple, mais ici comme dans toute la suite, l’écriture de Bach semble pourtant teintée d’une mélancolie expressive sous-jacente. Après une Corrente plus vive et son double, marqué Presto, les gestes gracieux et la noble éloquence de la Sarabande et de son double en font le point central de la suite. Le Tempo di borea, ou Bourrée, conclusif, avec son double, fait une usage efficace des séquences pour développer les phrases et créer de l’énergie.

extrait des notes rédigées par Nicholas Anderson © 2009
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Die Partita in h-Moll (BWV 1002) scheint zunächst das vielleicht überschaubarste und unkomplizierteste der drei Stücke zu sein. Es besteht aus vier klassischen Suitensätzen, obwohl jeder Satz ein Double, bzw. eine Variation, hat. Das Werk beginnt mit einer Allemanda, die eckige, fast ungelenk anmutende Konturen aufweist. Das Double dazu hingegen ist unkompliziert, doch scheint Bachs Stil hier, wie auch in den anderen Sätzen der Suite, von einer ausdrucksvollen melancholischen Grundstimmung durchdrungen zu sein. Auf die forschere Corrente samt Double, das mit Presto überschrieben ist, folgt die Sarabande mit Double, deren elegante Gesten und edle Eloquenz sie zum Blickpunkt der Suite machen. Im abschließenden Tempo di borea, oder Bourrée, und Double werden Sequenzen effektiv dazu eingesetzt, gewisse Phrasen zu verlängern und Energie zu erzeugen.

aus dem Begleittext von Nicholas Anderson © 2009
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
CDA67691/22CDs
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
CDD220092CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
CKD366Download only
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 3 – Friedman, Grainger & Murdoch
CDA67344
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 10 – Saint-Saëns & Philipp
CDA67873

Details

Movement 1: Allemanda
Track 5 on CDA67691/2 CD1 [5'11] 2CDs
Track 5 on CDD22009 CD1 [4'40] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 1 on CKD366 CD2 [5'51] Download only
Movement 2: Double
Track 6 on CDA67691/2 CD1 [2'27] 2CDs
Track 6 on CDD22009 CD1 [2'10] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 2 on CKD366 CD2 [2'43] Download only
Movement 3: Corrente
Track 7 on CDA67691/2 CD1 [3'27] 2CDs
Track 7 on CDD22009 CD1 [3'08] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 3 on CKD366 CD2 [3'47] Download only
Movement 4: Double
Track 8 on CDA67691/2 CD1 [3'18] 2CDs
Track 8 on CDD22009 CD1 [3'07] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 4 on CKD366 CD2 [4'11] Download only
Movement 5: Sarabande
Track 9 on CDA67691/2 CD1 [3'36] 2CDs
Track 9 on CDD22009 CD1 [3'20] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 5 on CKD366 CD2 [3'55] Download only
Movement 6: Double
Track 10 on CDA67691/2 CD1 [3'34] 2CDs
Track 10 on CDD22009 CD1 [2'41] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 6 on CKD366 CD2 [2'44] Download only
Movement 7: Bourrée
arranger

Track 10 on CDA67344 [2'08]
arranger
dedicated to Adam Laussel; published in 1862 by Flaxland

Track 4 on CDA67873 [3'09]
Movement 7: Tempo di borea
Track 11 on CDA67691/2 CD1 [3'18] 2CDs
Track 11 on CDD22009 CD1 [2'14] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 7 on CKD366 CD2 [3'36] Download only
Movement 8: Double
Track 12 on CDA67691/2 CD1 [3'08] 2CDs
Track 12 on CDD22009 CD1 [2'05] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 8 on CKD366 CD2 [3'37] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CKD366 disc 2 track 6

Double
Artists
ISRC
GB-ASH-11-36619
Duration
2'44
Recording date
28 August 2007
Recording venue
St Martin's East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Philip Hobbs
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (CKD366)
    Disc 2 Track 6
    Release date: February 2010
    Download only
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