Bach’s three Sonatas and three Partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001– 1006) represent the pinnacle of the solo violin repertoire. Long considered a challenge for modern violinists, they have especially benefited from the re-awakening of interest in the Baroque violin and contemporary performance practices. Here, the distinguished Australian violinist, Stanley Ritchie, provides benchmark performances of these masterpieces on an original 1670 instrument by Bach’s personal favourite violin maker, Jacob Stainer.
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performing artists: Stanley Ritchie
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September 13, 2013