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Bach: Complete Toccatas

Bach: Complete Toccatas
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Artist Yuan Sheng piano
Format 2 CD
Cat. number PCL10126
EAN code 5029365101264
Release June 2017

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This is the third instalment of Yuan Sheng’s complete Bach cycle played on the piano, previous issues include the Goldberg Variations and the Italian Concerto/French Overture.
“China’s premier interpreter of Bach”, is what International Piano Magazine called Yuan Sheng. A pupil of Solomon Mikowsky (Manhattan School of Music) and notably Rosalyn Tureck Yuan Sheng extensively studied the performance practice of Baroque music. Equally at home at the harpsichord he has an instinctive feeling for the possibilities, sonorities and touch of the instrument at hand, so that “the listener might easily have imagined the composer at the keyboard” (Boston Intelligencer).
This recent recording of the complete 6 Partitas is again a marvel of elegance, wit, rhetoric and brilliance, played on a modern Steinway.
Besides pursuing an international career Yuan Sheng is Professor of Piano at the Bejing Central Conservatory of Music.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: I. Praeludium
  2. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: II. Allemande
  3. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: III. Corrente
  4. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: IV. Sarabande
  5. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: V. Menuet I&II
  6. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: VI. Giga
  7. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: I. Sinfonia
  8. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: II. Allemande
  9. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: III. Courante
  10. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: IV. Sarabande
  11. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: V. Rondeaux
  12. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: VI. Capriccio
  13. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: I. Ouverture
  14. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: II. Allemande
  15. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: III. Courante
  16. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: IV. Sarabande
  17. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: V. Aria
  18. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: VI. Menuet
  19. Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: VII. Gigue

Disk 2

  1. Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827: I. Fantasia
  2. Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827: II. Allemande
  3. Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827: III. Corrente
  4. Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827: IV. Sarabande
  5. Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827: V. Burlesca
  6. Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827: VI. Scherzo
  7. Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827: VII. Gigue
  8. Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: I. Praeambulum
  9. Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: II. Allemande
  10. Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: III. Corrente
  11. Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: IV. Sarabande
  12. Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: V. Tempo di menuetta
  13. Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: VI. Passepied
  14. Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: VII. Gigue
  15. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: I. Toccata
  16. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: II. Allemanda
  17. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: III. Corrente
  18. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: IV. Sarabande
  19. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: V. Air
  20. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: VI. Tempo di gavotte
  21. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: VII. Gigue