Bach: (re)inventions, Vol. 2
By Elisabeth Kufferath, Eric Lamb, and Martin Rummel. By Gyorgy Kurtg and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #PMR0094. Published by Naxos (NX.PMR0094).
Item Number: NX.PMR0094
(Re)inventions Vol. 2 is the much-anticipated continuation of ensemble paladino's successful collaborative adaptation project of musical examples from Bach's keyboard works, this time for flute, viola and cello. The entry point of this exploration are Bach's fifteen Sinfonias, BWV 787 to 801, followed by a carefully selected collection of three-part fugues and preludes. The Sinfonias are a natural pedagogical extension of the two-part inventions and were considered by Bach to be musical exercises "... to achieve a cantabile style in playing and at the same time acquire a strong foretaste of composition." Going outward from the fifteen Sinfonias and deeper into Bach's catalogue of keyboard works one finds many lovely examples of three-voice counterpoint. Alongside the Sinfonias, the ensemble has chosen various Preludes and Fugues.
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