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Bach Sonatas and Chorales

Palladians / The Palladian Ensemble

Bach Sonatas and Chorales

CKD 275 (Linn Records)
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Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 - Adagio

Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 - Adagio

Composer J.S. Bach
3:23 Play $1.70
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Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 - Allegro ma non Presto

Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 - Allegro ma non Presto

Composer J.S. Bach
3:25 Play $1.70
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Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 - Adagio e Piano

Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 - Adagio e Piano

Composer J.S. Bach
2:19 Play $1.70
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Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 - Presto

Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 - Presto

Composer J.S. Bach
2:50 Play $1.70
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Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV645 (Schübler Chorale)

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV645 (Schübler Chorale)

Composer J.S. Bach
4:05 Play $1.70
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Trio Sonata No. 4 in G minor BWV 528 (originally in E minor) - Adagio-Vivace

Trio Sonata No. 4 in G minor BWV 528 (originally in E minor) - Adagio-Vivace

Composer J.S. Bach
2:36 Play $1.70
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Trio Sonata No. 4 in G minor BWV 528 (originally in E minor) - Andante

Trio Sonata No. 4 in G minor BWV 528 (originally in E minor) - Andante

Composer J.S. Bach
5:02 Play $3.40
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Trio Sonata No. 4 in G minor BWV 528 (originally in E minor) - Un poco Allegro

Trio Sonata No. 4 in G minor BWV 528 (originally in E minor) - Un poco Allegro

Composer J.S. Bach
2:32 Play $1.70
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Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV650 (Schübler Chorale)

Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV650 (Schübler Chorale)

Composer J.S. Bach
3:22 Play $1.70
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Violin Sonata in G major BWV 1021 - Adagio

Violin Sonata in G major BWV 1021 - Adagio

Composer J.S. Bach
3:49 Play $1.70
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Violin Sonata in G major BWV 1021- Vivace

Violin Sonata in G major BWV 1021- Vivace

Composer J.S. Bach
1:02 Play $1.70
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Violin Sonata in G major BWV 1021 - Largo

Violin Sonata in G major BWV 1021 - Largo

Composer J.S. Bach
2:26 Play $1.70
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Violin Sonata in G major BWV 1021 - Presto

Violin Sonata in G major BWV 1021 - Presto

Composer J.S. Bach
1:27 Play $1.70
14
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 66X (Leipzig Chorale)

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 66X (Leipzig Chorale)

Composer J.S. Bach
3:53 Play $1.70
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Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV 614 (Chorale Prelude from Das Orgelbüchlein)

Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV 614 (Chorale Prelude from Das Orgelbüchlein)

Composer J.S. Bach
2:01 Play $1.70
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Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend BWV 655 (Leipzig Chorale)

Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend BWV 655 (Leipzig Chorale)

Composer J.S. Bach
3:15 Play $1.70
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Trio Sonata No. 2 in E minor BWV 526 (originally in C minor) - Vivace

Trio Sonata No. 2 in E minor BWV 526 (originally in C minor) - Vivace

Composer J.S. Bach
3:28 Play $1.70
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Trio Sonata No. 2 in E minor BWV 526 (originally in C minor) - Largo

Trio Sonata No. 2 in E minor BWV 526 (originally in C minor) - Largo

Composer J.S. Bach
3:09 Play $1.70
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Trio Sonata No. 2 in E minor BWV 526 (originally in C minor) - Allegro

Trio Sonata No. 2 in E minor BWV 526 (originally in C minor) - Allegro

Composer J.S. Bach
3:53 Play $1.70
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The charismatic Palladians return with their tenth album for Linn Records, exploring the music of J.S. Bach, which has been arranged by the Ensemble for this recording.

'The much-loved Palladian exuberance bursts forth...' BBC Music Magazine

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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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Palladians / The Palladian Ensemble

Palladians / The Palladian Ensemble

Firmly established on the international stage as one of the very best chamber groups performing baroque repertoire with a reputation for sparkling, joyful playing.
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Pamela Thorby

Pamela Thorby

Always stylish in whichever repertoire she chooses, Pamela's wide appeal stems from an innate love of communicating through her playing, a natural, dynamic stage presence and a sophisticated and intelligent use of her virtuosic skills.
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Rodolfo Richter

Rodolfo Richter

Acclaimed violin virtuoso best known for his work with the award-winning ensemble Palladians.
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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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Produced by Philip Hobbs

Pamela Thorby - recorders
Rodolfo Richter - violin
Susanne Heinrich - viola da gamba
William Carter - baroque guitar & archlute

JS Bach: Sonatas & Chorales

Not only Bach's liturgical music, whether vocal or instrumental, but his entire output can be seen as an extension of his religious beliefs, and the proof is not only in his correspondence and other writings but in his compositional procedures, relying as they do less on architectural mapping and more on generative and heuristic formulae. One such formula concerns the art of transcription, where it almost becomes a moral duty to explore every conceivable possibility inherent in the score. Bach would have seen it as moving closer to God. A secular approach would be to see it as being authentic to the spirit of the music.

Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr and Herr Jesu Christ dich zu uns wend are from the collection known as the Leipzig Chorales, owing to its having been put together in the eponymous city; the works were originally composed during Bach's period as court organist in Weimar between 1708 and 1717. The Schübler Chorales BWV645-650, so-called after the student Georg Schübler who published them in 1748, are largely transcriptions for two-manual organ with pedal from Bach's  Leipzig cantatas. Kommst du nun, Jesu, von Himmel herunter? comes from Cantata 137, Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren; the well-known Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme is from Cantata 140. The chorale prelude Das alte Jahr vergangen ist dates from the first decade of the eighteenth century, when Bach was organist at Arnstadt (1703-07) and Mülhausen (1707-08).

Bach wrote the six trio sonatas BWV525-530 in Leipzig during the late 1720s for the musical instruction of his son Wilhelm Friedemann, although he drew on material composed earlier. As with all of Bach's works ostensibly suggesting a mere pedagogical intent, these pieces also allowed him to explore and synthesise various styles and idioms. In these works, Italian ritornello form is married to the rich polyphonic tradition of the North; the textures of the trio sonata as chamber music are transferred to the manuals and pedal of the organ.

In addition to Bach's duties as cantor of St. Thomas's school and music director of the four city churches (St. Thomas, St. Nicholas, St. Paul and the New Church) in Leipzig during the period 1723-1750, he also (in 1729) took over the running of the Collegium Musicum. The Collegium, which met weekly at Zimmerman's coffee house, comprised students and gifted amateurs who placed themselves under the directorship of professional musicians such as Bach; together they performed the latest music, instrumental, chamber, orchestral or vocal. Two such works, for which Collegium performance materials survive from the mid-1730s, included the sonata in G for violin and continuo BWV1021 and the sonata in G for two flutes and continuo BWV1039. The violin sonata, the manuscript (written in Anna Magdalena Bach's hand but bearing bass figures and other markings by Bach himself) of which only came to light in 1928, shares the same bass line as the sonata for flute, violin and continuo BWV1038; its texture is quite clearly that of a trio sonata, with a fully written-out harpsichord part. Bach later reworked the sonata for two flutes as a gamba sonata. It's also worth mentioning that one of the guest musicians to have performed at the Bachische Collegium Musicum (as it was known) was the famous lutenist Sylvius Leopold Weiss - making it not unrealistic that the sonatas might have been performed as arranged on the present disc.  William Yeoman: 2005

Recording information: 

Recorded at the National Centre for Early Music, York, UK on 23-25 October 2005
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Post-Production by Julia Thomas
Photographs of the Palladians by Amit Lennon
Design by John Haxby

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MusicWeb-International.com
An interesting recording of unique arrangements of Bach
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The Herald
5 Stars
The Palladian Ensemble is just about peerless in this repertoire
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Early Music Review
An attractive and convincing rework of well-known music by Bach
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
A refreshing recording coloured magically
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International Record Review
An intimate, supple and imaginative performance
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The Scotsman
A performance with 'stylish and buoyant sensitivity'
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Atlanta Audio Society
Delectable Bach played by the Palladians
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