OnClassical | OC21108B | 2021


Bach, J.S.: Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
Giovanni Mazzocchin, Piano

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Total duration: 41:48
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The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (German: Notenbchlein fr Anna Magdalena Bach), commonly referred to as the Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook, is a collection of musical compositions assembled for Anna Magdalena Bach, the second wife of the renowned composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The notebook consists of two volumes, compiled in the early 1720s and the 1725-1730 period.
This musical manuscript is a treasury of various keyboard pieces, including minuets, polonaises, marches, chorales, and more. It also features a selection of popular and fashionable keyboard works of the time. The notebook serves not only as a compilation of delightful pieces but also provides a glimpse into the musical education and tastes of the Bach family.
Johann Sebastian Bach himself contributed to the notebook, composing several pieces specifically for Anna Magdalena. Notable entries include the famous "Menuet in G Major" (BWV Anh. 114) and "Menuet in G Minor" (BWV Anh. 115), often attributed to him.
The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook holds historical and artistic significance, shedding light on domestic music-making in the Bach household and offering a charming repertoire that continues to be appreciated and performed today. Its intimate and personal nature provides a unique perspective on the musical culture of the Baroque period, showcasing the blending of artistic genius within the context of familial life.
Giovanni Mazzocchin embraces the challenge of interpreting Bach's seemingly "simple" compositions, resulting in a compilation of compositional artistry that is anything but predictable. Not surprisingly, this album has amassed over five million listens on Spotify!
Recording was realised in perfect stereo using a pair of Bruel & Kjaer, 130 volts, of the 80's.

Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
Giovanni Mazzocchin, Piano

OnClassical
Prod. No.: 307 / 2021
Cat. No: OC21108B
UPC: 634065039097
No. Album(s): 1

Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2021

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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