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Kim Kashkashian, Keith Jarrett - Bach: 3 Sonaten für Viola da Gamba und Cembalo (1994)

17-08-2016, 14:20
Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Title: Bach: 3 Sonaten für Viola da Gamba und Cembalo
Year Of Release: 1994
Label: ECM New Series
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (log,image+cue)
Total Time: 0:38:39
Total Size: 267 Mb


Sonate (BWV 1027) G-Dur, G major, sol majeur
01. Adagio 03:48
02. Allegro ma non tanto 03:24
03. Andante 01:46
04. Allegro moderato 03:02

Sonate (BWV 1028) D-Dur, D major, re majeur
05. Adagio 01:40
06. Allegro 03:37
07. Andante 03:58
08. Allegro 03:47

Sonate (BWV 1029) g-moll, G minor, sol mineur
09. Vivace 04:43
10. Adagio 04:58
11. Allegro 03:32

Viola – Kim Kashkashian
Harpsichord – Keith Jarrett
Composer – Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach's gamba sonatas are usually heard on the cello or viola today, though for the latter, their register is low and some notes are entirely beyond its range. This confronts violists with the choice of transposing their part an octave up and playing on the bright-sounding high strings, or staying in the gamba register and playing on the subdued-sounding low strings. Most players choose the former, more brilliant alternative, but Kim Kashkashian opts for the less traveled, more difficult road, transposing up only where the part goes below her reach. Taking authenticity even further, she tunes a half-step down to match the harpsichord, and plays almost without vibrato. All this gives her tone a singularly pure, but also muted and somewhat unvaried quality, while the cembalo sounds strangely reverberant, so the blend between a real and a half-real Baroque instrument is still problematic. However, the players' stylistic and musical integrity, their rapport and unanimity of articulation, phrasing, and expression, as well as the technical perfection of their execution, are totally admirable. The performance may be unusual, but it's stamped by personal conviction and involvement. --Edith Eisler

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