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Bach, J.S.: Sonatas & Partitas (2 CD's)
 
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Bach, J.S.: Sonatas & Partitas (2 CD's)

23 Sept. 1996 | Format: MP3

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4:11
Disc 2
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2:21
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14:22
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4:43
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3:26
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1:35
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1968
  • Release Date: 23 Sept. 1996
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 2:09:17
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  • ASIN: B001LQJW2Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,282 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Y. Alaverdyan on 3 July 2010
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Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin is an exceptional music on its own, and Henrik Szeryng is a very special and exceptional violinist, in my opinion. His interpretation of Bach is very unique and it is my favorite. I highly recommend this CD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Clarke on 3 April 2010
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I have this on vinyl and do not believe it can be beaten for prcision and aoul., so I knew what I was getting when I irdered it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ruan Harding on 3 Feb. 2015
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A sublime recording. I have had copies of it at various points in my life including Canada, Italy and the UK. I had the pleasure of listening to Szeryng and meeting him in Siena in the 1980's and my mother had known him since the 1950's. This recording would probably have become the definitive recording had it not been for the jealousy of Itzhak Perlman who castigated Szeryng in life and does so to this day. This recording is proof of what breeds such sentiments from peers and professionals. Szeryngs intonation, phrasing, bowing are all unique but truly it is his 'naturalness' which makes him superlative. I cannot recommend this recording without stating that Deutsche Grammophon did not sign up performers lightly. A beautiful testament to Bach.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mhr on 19 Nov. 2012
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Henryk Szeryng is not a glamourous name among recording artists. A winner of some international competitions and an émigré from Poland to Mexico, it is said that he was "discovered" by Arthur Rubinstein, who was his compatriot, leading to their artistic collaboration in the 1960s (as some RCA recordings can testify).

Having enjoyed listening to his recordings of Brandenburg Concertos (with Neville Marriner) and Bach's Violin Concertos for some time, I recently bought the present 2-CD set. Although there are many recordings of this masterpiece in the catalogue - and I have listened to many of them (Milstein, Perlman, Grumiaux, Podger, Abraghimova, etc.) - I think this set is one of the outstanding versions currently available.

Apart from his full and beautiful sound, Szeryng possesses an aristocratic style and poise. I am not a musicologist and do not have technical expertise, but, I feel his choice of tempi is judicious. There is no sense of rushed playing for the sake of showing off his technique. The overall architecture of each sonata and partita appears to have been carefully worked out. The Partitas with dance melodies are most beautifully played. The listener will be struck by the purity of his tone and lack of mannerisms, and will be able to appreciate the inner beauty of the work.

The recording, made in 1967, has been expertly re-mastered. At the low retail price, this set is a bargain.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By QT on 15 Aug. 2011
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This is the interpretation that I keep coming back to for solo violin Bach. A flawless Chaconne - absolutely one of my favorite works. I cannot recommend this enough.
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