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Bach, J.S.: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001-1006) [2-album set]
Alberto Bologni, Violin

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Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin stand as a pinnacle of the violin repertoire, showcasing Johann Sebastian Bach's unparalleled mastery of counterpoint, harmony, and expressive depth. Comprising six works—three sonatas and three partitas—these compositions were likely written during Bach's tenure in Kothen, Germany, around 1720.
The Sonatas and Partitas are remarkable for their technical challenges and profound musicality. Each work contains a balance of dance forms and more serious, fugue-like movements, demonstrating Bach's ability to fuse intellectual rigor with emotional richness. The pieces are a testament to the solo violin's capabilities, exploring the full range of the instrument and challenging the performer's technical and interpretative skills.
The Partitas (BWV 1002-1006) are known for their dance movements, each prefaced by a monumental opening movement. The Sonatas (BWV 1001, 1003, 1005) integrate a more structured sonata form, incorporating fugues and intricate counterpoint.
Bach's Sonatas and Partitas have long been a cornerstone of violin literature, influencing countless performers and composers. Renowned for their spiritual depth and technical demands, these works continue to captivate audiences and remain an essential part of the violinist's repertoire, offering both a profound musical journey and a formidable technical challenge.
Alberto Bologni, a renowned Italian violinist, excels in classical music with a versatile repertoire. His recordings for OnClassical, featuring complete works of Beethoven and Mozart violin sonatas, showcase precision and emotional depth. Bologni is also an esteemed educator, collaborating with prestigious universities. As a composer, he crafted cadenzas for well-known violin concertos. Playing a 1734 Santo Serafino violin and endorsed by D'Addario, Bologni is a influential figure in classical music.
This recording was made at the Pieve di Sant'Eusebio in Bassano del Grappa, a church known for its immersive and exceptionally resonant acoustics. Sound engineer Alessandro Simonetto opted for a pair of Bruel & Kjaer microphones to authentically capture the nuances of the prestigious violin's sound.

Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001-1006) [2-album set]
Alberto Bologni, Violin

OnClassical
Prod. No.: 400 / 2023
Cat. No: OC23064B
UPC: 685071905524
No. Album(s): 2

Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2023

Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
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Artwork: OnClassical

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Instrument(s) used: Steinway & Sohns D-274 piano, 'Audi-O'

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