|Johann Sebastian Bach|| |
Partita for solo violin No. 1 in B minor, BWV1002
Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004
Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006
Sonata for solo violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV1001
Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV1003
Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV1005
Augustin Hadelich (Violin)
Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonatas and partitas are undoubtedly among the most important works ever written for the solo violin. German-American violinist Augustin Hadelich – who made his acclaimed Warner Classics debut in 2018 with Paganini’s dazzling 24 Caprices – now demonstrates once again his impeccable technical ability and immense range of musical expression with this recording of Bach’s masterpieces.
“I’ve studied and performed these works all my life, and yet they always offer challenges,” says Hadelich, who lives in the US. “In March 2020, the music world came to a standstill. The time of standstill, with its difficult emotions and feelings of uncertainty, was the perfect time to delve into Bach’s masterpieces and undertake the enormous project of recording them in their entirety. I hope this music will give as much to listeners as it has given to me.”
For the historically informed interpretation, Hadelich chose a baroque bow: “It felt liberating […]: I realized that I could strike the strings with more energy without fearing that the sound would become too harsh or expressionistic”.