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Bach Reimagines Bach

William Carter

Bach Reimagines Bach

...relaxed and intimate
CKD 445 (Linn Records)
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1
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio (Arr. for Lute)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio (Arr. for Lute)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
03:43 Play $1.70
2
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: II. Fuga (Arr. for Lute)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: II. Fuga (Arr. for Lute)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
05:50 Play $3.40
3
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: III. Siciliana (Arr. for Lute)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: III. Siciliana (Arr. for Lute)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
03:15 Play $1.70
4
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: IV. Presto (Arr. for Lute)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: IV. Presto (Arr. for Lute)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
04:51 Play $1.70
5
Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: I. Prelude

Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: I. Prelude

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
05:30 Play $3.40
6
Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: II. Loure

Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: II. Loure

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
04:01 Play $1.70
7
Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: III. Gavotte en Rondeau

Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: III. Gavotte en Rondeau

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
03:47 Play $1.70
8
Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: IV. Menuett I - V. Menuett II

Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: IV. Menuett I - V. Menuett II

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
04:57 Play $1.70
9
Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: VI. Bourree

Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: VI. Bourree

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
02:18 Play $1.70
10
Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: VII. Gigue

Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: VII. Gigue

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
02:46 Play $1.70
11
Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: I. Prelude

Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: I. Prelude

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
06:24 Play $3.40
12
Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: II. Allemande

Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: II. Allemande

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
05:47 Play $3.40
13
Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: III. Courante

Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: III. Courante

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
02:18 Play $1.70
14
Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: IV. Sarabande

Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: IV. Sarabande

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
02:59 Play $1.70
15
Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: V. Gavotte I - VI. Gavotte II

Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: V. Gavotte I - VI. Gavotte II

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
04:47 Play $1.70
16
Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: VII. Gigue

Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: VII. Gigue

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist William Carter
02:56 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 66 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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William Carter's exemplary musicianship is showcased to its fullest on this new recording of Bach's own transcriptions for the lute. This recording was named a Gramophone 'Choice' in the May 2017 issue.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Considered by many to be the supreme composer of the Baroque style, and regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
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William Carter

William Carter

William Carter is a founding member of the acclaimed Palladians and a virtuoso player of the baroque guitar and theorbo.
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Almost unplayable in parts many musicians take certain liberties with the music so that it flows more naturally, but Carter's determined approach to authenticity sees the lutenist achieve the near impossible: playing the music as it was originally written.

Carter very subtly enhances BWV 1001, originally for unaccompanied violin, in keeping with Bach's own perceived style, namely to only add 'as much harmony as he found necessary'. Bach's own mild refashioning of BWV 1006, originally a Partita for solo violin, allows Carter to highlight the relaxed and intimate nature of the music.

The final piece undergoes the most extensive reimagining as Bach expertly transforms the Fifth Cello Suite into a 'new' lute work; so successful is it that Carter considers it to be, in terms of understanding the essential nature and expressive qualities of the lute, 'the most perfect piece of lute music in existence'.

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BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
'The introspective quality of his playing makes for some magical moments...'
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Planet Hugill
5 Stars
'Stylish, effortless and engaging...'
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Kerk en Leven
'...here we hear a magnificent performance for lute, as Bach intended...[Carter] is now one of the world's best players.'
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WDR 5
'Music that will take your breath away.'
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AllMusic
4½ Stars
'Carter joins an increasing number of lutenists, who have also recorded the pieces, and sets high expectations for a continuation of his exceptional work...'
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Gramophone
Choice: 'William Carter brings a remarkable depth of artistry to whichever member of the early plucked string family – and whichever composer – he’s playing: here it’s the lute, and Bach, and it’s a beautiful listen.'
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iClassical
5 Stars
CD of the Month: 'Beautiful lute playing by William Carter.'