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Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin - J.S. Bach: Violin Partita No. 2

Jean-Frédéric Molard

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Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117  
I. Tempo di ciaccona
Béla Bartók; Jean-Frédéric Molard
II. Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo
Béla Bartók; Jean-Frédéric Molard
III. Melodia. Adagio
Béla Bartók; Jean-Frédéric Molard
IV. Presto
Béla Bartók; Jean-Frédéric Molard
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004  
I. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Jean-Frédéric Molard
II. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Jean-Frédéric Molard
III. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Jean-Frédéric Molard
IV. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Jean-Frédéric Molard
V. Ciaccona
Johann Sebastian Bach; Jean-Frédéric Molard
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    58:43
The genesis of this digital-only release is a story of connections and relationships. Violinist Jean-Frédéric Molard’s professor was himself a student of Andre Gertler, a friend of Bartók. Consequently, the interpretation Molard presents here is a mixture of this oral heritage and of personal research on the various editions of the score, enriched by the study of the correspondence between the composer and Yehudi Menuhin, to whom the work is dedicated. Another connection exists between the two composers featured on this programme. Bartók, by beginning his sonata with a Tempo di ciaccona, creates a parallel with Bach’s very famous Chaconne, the last movement of his monumental Partita No. 2, demonstrating to what degree Bach influenced the history of writing for solo violin.
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Recording: 17-19 September 2012, Mont-Saint-Guibert Church (Belgium). Recording, mixing, mastering: Bastien Gilson Cover: © dd - Fotolia.com Design: Mpointproduction Producer: Jean- Frédéric Molard Editing, executive producer: Aliénor Mahy

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