6 Violin Sonatas and Partitas. Sonatas e Partitas para violino solo; 无伴奏小提琴奏鸣曲与组曲; Sonatoj kaj partitoj por violono sola; Сонаты и партиты для скрипки соло; Sonates et partitas pour violon seul; 무반주 바이올린을 위한 소나타와 파르티타; Sonatas y partitas para violín solo; Sonatas and partitas for solo violin; Sonates i partites per a violí sol; Sonate e partite
The sonatas and partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006) are a set of six works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach.
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The sonatas each consist of four movements, in the typical slow-fast-slow-fast structure. The partitas, however, are more unorthodox. They make use of the usual baroque dance mixture of Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, and Gigue, but Bach added new elements to provide variety. It’s not known whether these works were performed during Bach's lifetime or, if they were, who the performer was. It’s possible that the composer himself gave the first performance. Today, they are an essential part of the violin repertoire, frequently performed and recorded. Like so many of Bach’s pieces, they have become archetypes for solo violin pieces by other composers including in the 20th century, Béla Bartók. Explore the beauty of this music, and Bach's own manuscript in these videos from the Scrolling Bach Project. Take a look at Bach's Sonata N. for Solo Violin.
These questions and likely hundreds more are all violinists deciding to record Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin need to answer. In the case of this album by Australian violinist Richard Tognetti, most decisions lean toward period performance practice, including using a Baroque bow and gut strings tuned to a' 415. Of course, the instrument that's played and how it's tuned has less to do with the quality of a performance than might be hoped, especially by Tognetti
These are among the most difficult solo-violin works ever written, differing from other pieces of supreme difficulty such as Paganinis 24 Caprices in that they are not showpieces but in-depth explorations of the violins technical and emotional range. Their virtuosity is understated but pervasive, and Ilya Kaler understands this well: his performance is carefully structured, emotional without being overly (and inappropriately) swooning, and tremendously attentive to details.
Album · 2006 · 32 Songs. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Violin Solo, Vol. 1. Rachel Podger. Brahms: Händel Variations.
They are unusual in being totally solo with no accompaniment of any kind; the most famous movement from the Bach sonatas and partitas is the Chaconne that concludes the Partita N. Partita No. 1 in B Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1002 Tempo de bourrée from . Bach's Partita No. 1 in B Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1002; from a 1954 recording by violinist Henryk Szeryng. Although most of Bach’s catalog of works is filled with grand sacred choral works, orchestral concertos, and solo organ pieces, he also composed a half dozen partitas and sonatas for solo violin.