Bach J.S.: Sinfonias (recording session) [2-album set]
Bach, J.S.: (Complete) [6] French Suites
Bach, J.S.: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Bach, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Aria Variata alla maniera Italian BWV 989; Variations BWV 901 (completed by A. Simonetto)
Bach, J.S.: Little Preludes, Preludes and Fugues, Well-tempered Clavier & French Suites alternative versions, Prelude BWV 999
Bach, J.S.: Partitas No. 1 BWV 825; No. 5, BWV 829; No. 6, BWV 830
Bach, J.S.: Partitas No. 2 BWV 826; No. 3, BWV 827; No. 4, BWV 828
Bach, J.S.: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 [2-album set]
Bach, J.S.: Favourite Organ Works (BWV 538, 542, 545, 565, 572, 582, 590)
Bach, J.S.: Das Orgel-Büchlein, BWV 599-644

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Bach J.S.: Inventions and Duets (recording session) [2-album set]

Maurizio Zaccaria, Piano

Album(s): 2

Album catalog: OC19116B
EAN/UPC: 0/634065037901
Original audio available @ 88.2 kHz * 24 bits


Album content:

Bach, J.S.: (Complete) Inventions & Duets BWV 772-786, BWV 802-805


DSP links to download (in album)


The Inventions and Sinfonias, BWV 772–801, also known as the Two- and Three-Part Inventions, are a collection of thirty short keyboard compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750): 15 inventions, which are two-part contrapuntal pieces, and 15 sinfonias, which are three-part contrapuntal pieces. They were originally written as musical exercises for his students.
The four duetti BWV 802–805 were included at a fairly late stage in 1739 in the engraved plates for Clavier-Übung III. The use of the term duetto itself is closest to that given in the first volume of the Critica Musica (1722) of Johann Mattheson: a piece for two voices involving more than just "imitation at the unison and the octave". The purpose of the Bach's Duets has remained a source of debate.
We thought it interesting – if a little controversial – to include different takes of the Inventions and Sinfonias that pianist Maurizio Zaccaria played during the same recording session. Each take is unique, with its own shades and nuances. The works selected during this session, but also chosen based on the number of plays and shares (playlists) [this release is, in fact, only destinated to the streaming], will constitute the album’s “official” version, soon to be released. A video version of the same recording session featured here will follow.
The recording was done using Bruel & Kjaer microphones, two pairs, and Prism Sound preamps and converters in the Saletta Acustica 'Eric James', Italy.


Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2019
Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Equipment used: B&K mics.
Instrument(s) used: Steinway & Sohns D-274 piano, 'Audi-O'
Photo/paint on cover: N/A
Artwork: OnClassical
An OnClassical production, ©2019


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