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Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006
composer
1720; Cöthen; Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato Libro Primo; first published in 1802

Recordings
'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' (CDA67691/2)
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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'Rachmaninov: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44041/8)
Rachmaninov: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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Rachmaninov: The Transcriptions
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 3 – Friedman, Grainger & Murdoch' (CDA67344)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 3 – Friedman, Grainger & Murdoch
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 10 – Saint-Saëns & Philipp' (CDA67873)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 10 – Saint-Saëns & Philipp
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Details
Movement 1: Prelude
arranger
1933

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Movement 1: Preludio
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Movement 2: Loure
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Movement 3: Gavotte
arranger
dedicated to Wilhelmine Clauss-Szarvady; published in 1873 by Durand Schoenewerk

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1933

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Movement 3: Gavotte en rondeau
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Movement 3: Rondeau
Movement 4: Menuet 1 – Menuet 2
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Movement 4a: Menuet 1
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Movement 4b: Menuet 2
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Movement 5: Bourrée
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Movement 6: Gigue
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arranger
1933

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Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006
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The Partita in E major (BWV1006) is, perhaps the most readily accessible of the six works for unaccompanied violin. It begins with a dashing, bravura Preludio whose almost unbroken pattern of semiquavers, together with passages of ‘bariolage’ and its bright key of E major, imbue the piece with radiance and anticipatory excitement. Bach himself must have thought especially well of this movement since, nine years later, in 1729, he transcribed the violin part for organ, adding parts for strings, oboes and basso continuo to create a sinfonia for a wedding cantata (BWV120a). Two years later, he turned to the piece again, further expanding the orchestration to include trumpets and drums, this time to provide an introduction to a cantata (BWV29) for the installation of the Leipzig city council in 1731. In the remaining movements Bach resisted the conventional sequence of dances belonging to the classical suite, confining himself to ‘galanteries’. After a Loure, a movement of gigue-like character but with a more intricate rhythm, follows a catchy Gavotte en rondeau. The first of two Menuets yields an air of courtly refinement while the second, with its tied ‘drone’ minims is of a more pastoral character. The syncopated Bourrée derives engaging effects from Bach’s carefully marked dynamic contrasts, while an airy, sprightly Gigue brings the Partita to a warmly expressive and convivial conclusion.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2009

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Details for CDA67691/2 disc 2 track 12
Gavotte en rondeau
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-09-69212
Duration
2'59
Recording date
18 February 2009
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (CDA67691/2)
    Disc 2 Track 12
    Release date: October 2009
    2CDs
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