Rachel Podger Guardian Angel (Bach, Matteis, Tartini, Pisendel, Biber)

Guardian Angel (Bach, Matteis, Tartini, Pisendel, Biber)

Rachel Podger

Hi-Res 24-bit – 192 kHz

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on September 10, 2018 by Channel Classics Records

Main artist: Rachel Podger

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Diapason d'or (January 2014) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (November 2013) - Exceptional sound - Hi-Res Audio

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Album : 1 disk - 20 tracks Total length : 01:18:22

    Partita for flute in A minor, BWV 1013
  1. 1 Allemande

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Transcription Rachel Podger (G minor) Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  2. 2 Corrente

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Transcription Rachel Podger (G minor) Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  3. 3 Sarabande

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Transcription Rachel Podger (G minor) Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  4. 4 Bourée anglaise

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Transcription Rachel Podger (G minor) Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  5. Other Ayrs, Preludes, Allmands, Sarabands (Nicola Matteis)
  6. 5 Passagio rotto

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Nicola Matteis, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  7. 6 Fantasia

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Nicola Matteis, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  8. 7 Movimento incognito

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Nicola Matteis, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  9. Sonata In A Minor (Giuseppe Tartini)
  10. 8 Cantabile

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Giuseppe Tartini, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  11. 9 Allegro

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Giuseppe Tartini, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  12. 10 Allegro

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Giuseppe Tartini, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  13. 11 Giga

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Giuseppe Tartini, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  14. 12 Theme and variations

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Giuseppe Tartini, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  15. Sonata in B minor
  16. 13 Andante

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Giuseppe Tartini, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  17. 14 Allegro assai

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Giuseppe Tartini, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  18. 15 Giga. Allegro affetuaoso

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Giuseppe Tartini, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  19. Sonata per violino solo senza basso (Johann Georg Pisendel)
  20. 16 No indication

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Johann Georg Pisendel, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  21. 17 Allegro

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Johann Georg Pisendel, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  22. 18 Giga

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Johann Georg Pisendel, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  23. 19 Variatione

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Johann Georg Pisendel, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

  24. Mystery Sonatas (Rosary) (Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber)
  25. 20 Passacaglia in G minor

    Rachel Podger, Violin - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Composer Copyright : 2013 Channel Classics 2013 Channel Classics

About

Given that the aim of this recording, announced in the booklet notes, is to "[demonstrate] how composers in Germany, Italy, Austria, and England responded to the challenges of writing for the violin senza basso, it's a bit odd to begin the proceedings with a work that's not for violin at all. However, the transcription for solo violin of Bach's underplayed Partita for flute in A minor, BWV 1013, by violinist Rachel Podger herself, is quite idiomatic to the violin, and Podger's performance is lively and attractive. From Bach, Podger looks outward to other solo violin works rather than back to the tradition immediately preceding Bach's unaccompanied sonatas and partitas. The works don't have anything directly to do with one another, but they are united in part by being Podger's favorites, and there are some fascinating offbeat pieces that do indeed seem to have counterparts in Bach's magisterial compendia. Consider the very nice pair of solo sonatas by Giuseppe Tartini. In the Giga movement of the first one, the violin takes its solo and is answered by itself in the role not only of harmonic accompaniment but of orchestral figure. The pieces by Nicola Matteis, who inaugurated the entire migration of Italian musicians to Britain, have a fantastic spirit, while the sonata by Pisendel, which may have preceded or followed Bach's pieces, is at least similar to them in language, although less deep. A selection from Biber's Rosary Sonatas works well as a finale. One minor flaw is that notes describe a sonata by Antonio Montanari that is not actually included; a more serious problem is overresonant church sound inconsistent with the chamber purposes of the music.

Details of original recording:

Recording : Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, May 2013

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Specializing in classical music, the Dutch label Channel Classics Records was founded in 1990 by C.Jared Sacks, a young American born in Boston, Massachusetts. Sacks obtained a complete musical education (receiving lessons on trumpet, piano, composition and conducting) at Oberlin Conservatory and then at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, alongside gaining fifteen years of experience as a hornist. Then, in 1987, Sacks decided to focus more fully on his long-time hobby, sound recording, a passion that had driven him for many years. Due to his frustration at the fact that many classical interpretations were not as well recorded as he wished them to be, he decided to crea...

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