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J.S. Bach
Sonatas & Chorales


Palladian Ensemble
Pamela Thorby recorders
Rudolfo Richter violin
Susanne Heinrich viola da gamba
William Carter baroque guitar & archlute

CKD275


Linn Records is delighted to announce the release of Bach Sonatas & Chorales, arranged for and by the Palladian Ensemble.   Many of the pieces on this CD were written in Bach's Leipzig days.   The famous lutenist Sylvius Leopold Weiss performed at the Bachische Collegium Musicum at this time, so it's not unrealistic that the sonatas may have been performed as arranged on this disc.

The charismatic Palladian Ensemble has established something of a cult following as one of the most exciting chamber groups performing baroque repertoire.   Constant critical acclaim, a reputation for dashing, intelligent musicianship and a warm, spontaneous on-stage manner has led this virtuoso ensemble to give uncountable concerts and radio performances throughout the world.

Winners of five Diapason d'Or Awards (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000)

four performers with techniques so finely honed that they can communicate carefree abandon as readily as the profoundest passion BBC Music Magazine

the Palladian Ensemble are a group whose quick-witted inventiveness and almost supernatural internal rapport never fail to delight, whatever the music. Gramophone Magazine

The music making is gratifyingly direct - gripping, animated, and sometimes positively visceral. International Record Review

J S BACH (1685-1750)

TRIO SONATA IN G MAIOR BWV 1039
  1. Adagio ................................................................ 3.23
  2. Allegro ma non presto .......................................... 3.25
  3. Adagio e piano .....................................................2.19
  4. Presto .................................................................2.50

  5. WACHET AUF, RUFT UNS DIE STIMME BWV 645
       (Schübler Chorale) .............................................. 4.05

TRIO SONATA N0.4 IN G MINOR BWV 528 (originally in E minor)
  6. Adagio-Vivace ..................................................... 2.36
  7. Andante .............................................................. 5.02
  8. Un poco allegro ................................................... 2.32

  9. KOMMST DU NUN, JESU, VOM HIMMEL HERUNTER BWV 650
       (Schubler Choral)................................................ 3.22

VIOLIN SONATA IN G MAJOR BWV 1021
10. Adagio ................................................................ 3.49
11. Vivace ................................................................. 1.02
12. Largo ................................................................... 2.26
13. Presto .................................................................. 1.27

14. Trio Super - ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH SEI EHR BWV 664
       (Leipzig Chorale) .................................................. 3.53

15. DAS ALTE JAHR VERGANGEN IST BWV 614
       (Chorale Prelude from Das Orgelbüchlein) ............... 2.01

16. Trio Super - HERR JESU CHRIST, DICH ZU UNS WEND BWV 653
       (Leipzig Chorale)................................................... 3.15

TRIO SONATA No.2 IN E MINOR BWV 526 (originally in C minor)
17. Vivace ................................................................... 3.28
18. Largo .................................................................... 3.09
19. Allegro .................................................................. 3.53


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