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  • Bach Chaconne

    Book review: Chaconne Handbook I–II


    Robin Stowell reviews Márta Ábrahám’s treatise on the famed Chaconne, another in her series of discussions of Bach masterpieces

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    Bach Chaconne on 11-string guitar


    Moran Wasser performs his own arrangement for eleven-string guitar of the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2 Watch some of our favourite violinists play the work in our Bach Chaconne on Film series: James Ehnes Ida Haendel Arthur Grumiaux Nathan Milstein Isaac Stern Ivry Gitlis Gil Shaham Viktoria Mullova ...

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    Santiago Cañón Valencia plays Bach Chaconne cello transcription


    Colombian cellist Santiago Cañón Valencia, who was recently presented with the 2018 János Starker Award here performs his own transcription of the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2. This video was made at the Luis Angel Arango Hall in Bogotá on 13 August 2017.

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    Bach's Chaconne, performed by Johnny Gandelsman and the Limón Dance Company


    In this video from WQXR, members of the New York based Limón Dance Company dance to Bach’s Chaconne played live by violinist Johnny Gandelsman (of Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble). The choreography is by the company’s founder José Limón. 

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    Emmanuel Tjeknavorian: Solo


    A rising-star violinist well worth catching on his ascent

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    Thomas Bowes: a Bach Pilgrimage


    On Tuesday 1 May I will set out again on a Bach Pilgrimage, taking round the solo violin music of J.S. Bach to communities up and down the country. My odyssey this year is a little more modest than the marathon of 2013 when I covered some four thousand miles ...

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    Sonata Song - Bach: Chaconne; Penderecki: Sarabande; Carter: Figment IV; Harbison: Sonata for viola; Khachaturian: Sonata-Song; Britten: Elegy; Silvestrov: Lacrimosa


    The Strad Issue: October 2017Description: A vivid, varied recital of music for viola aloneMusicians: Milan Milisavljević (viola)Composer: Bach, Penderecki, Carter, Khachaturian, Britten, Silvestrov etc.Catalogue Number: DELOS DE 3519 This most recommendable recital by Serbian-born Milan Milisavljević, assistant principal viola at New York’s ...

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    Midori plays the Bach Chaconne at Castle Köthen


    Midori plays the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, at the Castle of Köthen, where Bach wrote the Sonatas and Partitas during the time he served as Kapellmeister (1717-1723). Midori plays on the 1734 Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ ‘Huberman’. Read The Strad’s 7 ways to play perfect ...

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    Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann performs Bach's Chaconne


    Frank Peter Zimmermann talks in The Strad's April 2016 issue about revisiting the Mozart Violin Concertos on disc, 20 years after his breakthrough recording - download on desktop computer or buy in print Read The Strad’s 7 ways to play perfect chords and see how other great violinists tackled the ...

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    Violinist Isaac Stern gives Bach masterclass


    Vibrato is like a human voice - we never speak without a degree of natural vibration. But if you use just one type of vibrato in your playing, it is the same as speaking in a monotone voice' Isaac Stern gives a clear and detailed masterclass on ...

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    Jonathan Hill performs Vitali's Chaconne on a Daniel Parker violin


    Jonathan Hill performs Tomaso Antonio Vitali's Chaconne on a violin by Daniel Parker, London, 1716.Probably the finest English maker of the 18th century, little is known about Parker. An early adopter of the long-pattern Stradivari model when many were influenced by Stainer, it is thought Parker was employed ...

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    Six great performances of Beethoven's ‘Kreutzer' Sonata on film


    Over the last two weeks we’ve been posting videos of some of the finest performances of Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata available on YouTube. The playlist begins with precious 1926 footage of the Russian violinist Efrem Zimbalist performing the last movement of the sonata with the pianist Harold Bauer, ...