Bach Three Solo Suites

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Tracklist

1.
Suite In Es Dur (Original G Dur BWV 1007) - Prelude
00:00
2.
Suite In Es Dur (Original G Dur BWV 1007) - Allemande
03:03
3.
Suite In Es Dur (Original G Dur BWV 1007) - Courante
02:02
4.
Suite In Es Dur (Original G Dur BWV 1007) - Sarabande
00:00
5.
Suite In Es Dur (Original G Dur BWV 1007) - Menuet I & II
02:27
6.
Suite In Es Dur (Original G Dur BWV 1007) - Gigue
01:15
7.
Suite In A Moll (Original D Moll BWV 1008) - Prelude
02:16
8.
Suite In A Moll (Original D Moll BWV 1008) - Allemande
02:17
9.
Suite In A Moll (Original D Moll BWV 1008) - Courante
00:00
10.
Suite In A Moll (Original D Moll BWV 1008) - Sarabande
02:04
11.
Suite In A Moll (Original D Moll BWV 1008) - Menuet I & II
00:00
12.
Suite In A Moll (Original D Moll BWV 1008) - Gigue
00:00
13.
Suite In B Dur (Original Es Dur BWV 1010) - Prelude
00:00
14.
Suite In B Dur (Original Es Dur BWV 1010) - Allemande
03:19
15.
Suite In B Dur (Original Es Dur BWV 1010) - Courante
02:41
16.
Suite In B Dur (Original Es Dur BWV 1010) - Sarabande
02:24
17.
Suite In B Dur (Original Es Dur BWV 1010) - Bouree I & II
03:51
18.
Suite In B Dur (Original Es Dur BWV 1010) - Gigue
02:24

Description

Bach and the lute Johann Sebastian Bach is known to modern listeners as one of the pillars of western music. In addition to his huge numbers of vocal works (such as his Cantatas and Passions) he composed music for many different instruments. Bach is known to have been an excellent organist and harpsichord player, although he seems to have prefered the clavichord, a softer instrument whose ability to achieve vibrato and dynamic change allowed for greater musical diversity. Bach is also known to have played the viola and there is even some suggestion that he may have played the lute. In a letter of recommendation for his student Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780), Bach states that Krebs had not only studied keyboad instruments and composition with him, but also the lute. Despite this assertion, it seems somewhat doubtful whether Bach actually played the lute. In all his compositions for the lute Bach always creates problems which are technically impossible for the player without some sort of modifications. In early 8th century the Arabic lute (Ud) was introduced to Europe by the Moors in their conquest and occupation of the Iberian penninsula (todays Spain). From this beginning, the standard form of the western lute gradually emerged as the prevalent musical instrument in European culture. By the 16th century the lute was so popular that it could be said “any educated person should be able to play the lute”. Indeed even Da Vinci and Galilei played the lute well…

Additional information

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Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording engineer

jared Sacks

Editing

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Doopsgezinde Kerk Deventer, The Netherlands

Recording date

January 2001

Analog to digital converter

Prism 24 bit / Genex Recorder

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Mastering engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering equiment

Sadie Audio system

Digital to analog converter

Sony

Press reviews

Fanfare

(…) a very convincing and competent transcription by Toyohiko Satoh himself (…) (…) The sound of the baroque lute is round and thoroughly beautiful, The exceptional quality of the sound engineering sheds just the rgiht light on Satohs soothing, clen interpretation. The music flows effortlessly, and seems as idiomatic as can be.

American Record Guide

(…) Satohs tone is full and singing (…)

Gramophon

(…) rewarding and convincing disc, played with majestic and finely recordes sound and fluent technique ()…

Lute Society America Quarterly

(…) Satohs approach to use an entirely gut string lute is so warm and rich, and it makes all the musical lines and phrases even more beautiful. His performance is very, very delicate. I strongly advise anyone who loves Bach on the lute to get this CD.

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