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The Bach Album

Fahmi Alqhai

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Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003 (arr. by F. Alqhai for Viola da gamba)  
1
I. Grave
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
3:47
2
II. Fuga
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
7:40
3
III. Andante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
5:43
4
IV. Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
4:31
Cello Suite No. 4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010 (arr. by F. Alqhai for Viola da gamba)  
5
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
3:46
6
II. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
4:43
7
III. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
3:03
8
IV. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
4:17
9
V. Bourrée I-II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
5:29
Cello Suite No. 4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010 (arr. for Viola da gamba)  
10
VI. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
2:38
Flute Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013 (arr. by F. Alqhai for Viola da gamba)  
11
I. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
5:08
12
II. Corrente
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
2:28
13
III. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
5:24
14
IV. Bourrée anglaise
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
2:46
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004  
15
V. Ciaccona (arr. by F. Alqhai for Viola da Gamba)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fahmi Alqhai; Fahmi Alqhai
13:43
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    75:06
One of the challenges for any modern day viola da gamba virtuoso is the constant search for new and demanding solo repertoire with which to demonstrate technical and interpretative prowess, especially given that the supply dried up during the Baroque era. One of Fahmi Alqhai’s solutions to the challenge is the recourse to transcriptions and on this tour de force, he presents four of his own reworkings of solo instrumental masterpieces by Bach. Alqhai has created transcriptions that sound as though they could have been written for the viola da gamba, a testament to Bach’s genius.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Glossa Studio Masters

Recorded at Estudios Sputnik, Sevilla, Spain, March and April 2016
Engineered by Jordi Gil and Ale Barranco
Produced by Rami Alqhai and Juan Ramón Lara
Executive producer: Carlos Céster
Booklet essay by Fahmi Alqhai

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