Saturday, 29 March 2014

MUSIC SATURDAY - BACH VIOLIN SONATAS


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

For Music Saturday, some delicious music from the pen of the great Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). It is the complete Violin, Harpsichord and Cello sonatas BWV 1014 – 1023, with Arthur Grumiaux, violin, Christiane Jaccottet, harpsichord and Phillipe Mermoud, cello.

Bach probably wrote this collection of violin sonatas in 1723, when he worked for Leopold Anthalt-Köthen. In these works, Bach provides not only the violin significance but harpsichord and the structure might define the form that composers of violin would write their works e.g. Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Mendelssohn. Besides violin partitas, violin sonatas are fundamental in the long catalogue of Bach works.


Violin Sonata No. 1 in B minor BWV 1014. (00:00:11)
I. Adagio.
II. Allegro.
III. Andante.
IV. Finale: Allegro.

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major BWV 1015. (00:12:04)
I. Adagio.
II. Allegro assai.
III. Andante un poco.
IV. Presto.

Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Major BWV 1016. (00:24:01)
I. Adagio.
II. Allegro.
III. Adagio ma non tanto.
IV. Finale: Allegro.

Violin Sonata No. 4 in C minor BWV 1017. (00:40:05)
I. Sicialiano: Largo.
II. Allegro.
III. Adagio.
IV. Finale: Allegro.

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F minor BWV 1018. (00:54:16)
I. Largo.
II. Allegro.
III. Adagio.
IV. Vivace.

Violin Sonata No. 6 in G Major BWV 1019. (01:09:48)
I. Allegro.
II. Largo
III. Allegro.
IV. Adagio.
V. Finale: Allegro.

Violin Sonata No. 6 in G Major BWV 1019.
Alternative Movements. (01:24:59)
I. Cantabile ma un poco
adagio.
II. Adagio.

Violin Sonata No. 7 in G minor BWV 1020. (01:32:03)
I. Allegro.
II. Adagio
III. Allegro.

Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major BWV 1021. (01:42:01)
I. Adagio.
II. Vivace.
III. Largo.
IV. Presto.

Violin Sonata No. 9 in F Major BWV 1022. (01:50:04)
I. Adagio.
II. Allegro e Presto.
III. Adagio.
IV. Presto.

Violin Sonata No.10 in E minor BWV 1023. (01:58:48)
I. Adagio ma non tanto.
II. Allemande.
III. Gigue.

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