1. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1 / Zimmermann - ArkivMusic

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1 / Zimmermann

Regular price $19.99
Added to Cart! View cart or continue shopping.

Since the mid-1980s, Frank Peter Zimmermann has earned recognition as one of the leading violinists, admired not only for his technical skill and interpretive intelligence, but also for his versatility in a wide-ranging repertoire. His extensive discography spans from Bach concertos and Beethoven sonatas to works by composers such as Ligeti, Magnus Lindberg and Brett Dean. But during the four decades that Zimmermann has been making recordings, he has never previously recorded Bach’s Sei solo, the six sonatas and partitas for solo violin which form an absolute pinnacle in the repertoire for the instrument. As he now takes on these works, it is with great respect for the task at hand – Zimmermann compares them to ‘a mighty tree, which protects me and crushes me at the same time’, the music giving him hope and strength at the same time as it confronts him with his limits as a violinist. On this first disc of two he offers us Sonata No. 2 in A minor, as well as the D minor Partita No. 2 with the iconic Chaconne and Partita No. 3 in E major.

REVIEW:

Zimmerman’s interpretations are the most impressive I have heard in recent years. The tone is magnificently focused, occasionally throaty but without excessive vibrato.

-- BBC Music Magazine



Product Description:


  • Release Date: February 04, 2022


  • Catalog Number: BIS-2577


  • UPC: 7318599925776


  • Label: BIS


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Baroque


  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach


  • Performer: Frank Peter Zimmermann



Works:


  1. Sonata for Violin No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Performer: Frank Peter Zimmermann


  2. Partita for Violin No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Performer: Frank Peter Zimmermann


  3. Partita for Violin No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Performer: Frank Peter Zimmermann