Bach Reimagines Bach

Bach Reimagines Bach

Bach Reimagines Bach
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 445
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio (Arr. for Lute)
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    03:43
    €2.10
  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: II. Fuga (Arr. for Lute)
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    05:50
    €4.20
  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: III. Siciliana (Arr. for Lute)
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    03:15
    €2.10
  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: IV. Presto (Arr. for Lute)
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    04:51
    €2.10
  • Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: I. Prelude
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    05:30
    €4.20
  • Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: II. Loure
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    04:01
    €2.10
  • Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: III. Gavotte en Rondeau
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    03:47
    €2.10
  • Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: IV. Menuett I - V. Menuett II
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    04:57
    €2.10
  • Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: VI. Bourree
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    02:18
    €2.10
  • Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: VII. Gigue
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    02:46
    €2.10
  • Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: I. Prelude
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

    Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: I. Prelude

    06:24
    €4.20
  • Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: II. Allemande
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

    Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: II. Allemande

    05:47
    €4.20
  • Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: III. Courante
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

    Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: III. Courante

    02:18
    €2.10
  • Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: IV. Sarabande
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

    Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: IV. Sarabande

    02:59
    €2.10
  • Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: V. Gavotte I - VI. Gavotte II
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

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

    04:47
    €2.10
  • Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: VII. Gigue
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) William Carter

    Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: VII. Gigue

    02:56
    €2.10

Total running time: 66 minutes.

Album information

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.

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'.