Thomas Dunford Bach : Suites, BWV 995, 1007 - Partita BWV 1004

Bach : Suites, BWV 995, 1007 - Partita BWV 1004

Thomas Dunford

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on June 8, 2018 by Alpha

Main artist: Thomas Dunford

Genre: Classical > Chamber Music

Distinctions: Choc de Classica (September 2018) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (September 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 13 tracks Total length : 00:56:07

    Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  1. 1 I. Prélude (Arranged for Lute by Thomas Dunford)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  2. 2 II. Allemande (Arranged for Lute by Thomas Dunford)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  3. 3 III. Courante (Arranged for Lute by Thomas Dunford)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  4. 4 IV. Sarabande (Arranged for Lute by Thomas Dunford)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  5. 5 V. Menuet I - VI. Menuet II (Arranged for Lute by Thomas Dunford)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  6. 6 VII. Gigue (Arranged for Lute by Thomas Dunford)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  7. Suite in G Minor, BWV 995
  8. 7 I. Prélude (Arranged by Bach from Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  9. 8 II. Allemande (Arranged by Bach from Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  10. 9 III. Courante (Arranged by Bach from Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  11. 10 IV. Sarabande (Arranged by Bach from Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  12. 11 V. Gavotte I - VI. Gavotte II en rondeau (Arranged by Bach from Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  13. 12 VII. Gigue (Arranged by Bach from Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  14. Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  15. 13 V. Chaconne (Arranged for Lute by Thomas Dunford)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Thomas Dunford, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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This is not the place for yet another disquisition on the widespread baroque practice of transcribing works: Bach was no stranger to it himself, to say nothing of Handel, who plagiarised himself over and over; and this album gives us the Cantor transcribing the Cantor. In this instance we are looking at the Fifth Suite in C Minor for cello, which he re-wrote for the lute. Taking his lead from the composer, lutist Thomas Dunford has done the same to the First Suite for cello, and revised it for his instrument. Obviously, the music seems renewed, elucidated in many different ways: the styles, the reverberations, the harmonies, the counterpoints all develop differently, but we are still hearing original Bach: it's just that its richness is distributed differently in our ears. Dunford offers us a generous "B-side" in the form of a transcription of the Chaconne taken from the Suite for Solo Violin in D Minor, another superb exercise in reconsidering balances while respecting the letter of the music. It remains astounding what one can do with Bach, without ever betraying the spirit of his works. © SM/Qobuz

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