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Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Partitas (Live)

András Schiff

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"... his energy, concentration and technique never operate at less than optimum level."
- Gramophone

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Partita No.5 In G Major, BWV 829  
1
Praeambulum
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
2:12
2
Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
4:17
3
Corrente
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:35
4
Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
4:08
5
Tempo di Minuetta
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
2:23
6
Passepied
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:31
7
Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
3:47
Partita No.3 In A Minor, BWV 827  
8
Fantasia
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:51
9
Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
2:48
10
Corrente
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
2:40
11
Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
3:14
12
Burlesca
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
2:00
13
Scherzo
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:00
14
Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
2:57
Partita No.1 In B-Flat Major, BWV 825  
15
Praeludium
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:53
16
Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
3:09
17
Corrente
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
2:43
18
Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
4:26
19
Menuet I
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:16
20
Menuet II
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:18
21
Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
2:12
Partita No.2 In C Minor, BWV 826  
22
Sinfonia
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
4:17
23
Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
4:32
24
Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
2:05
25
Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
3:01
26
Rondeau
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:28
27
Capriccio
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
3:19
Partita No.4 In D Major, BWV 828  
28
Ouverture
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
5:50
29
Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
7:57
30
Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
3:20
31
Aria
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
2:05
32
Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
5:56
33
Menuet
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:21
34
Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
3:37
Partita No.6 In E Minor, BWV 830  
35
Toccata
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
7:20
36
Allemanda
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
3:41
37
Corrente
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
4:48
38
Air
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:41
39
Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
5:33
40
Tempo di Gavotta
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
1:58
41
Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; András Schiff
5:40
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:12:49
"Four Stars ... unashamedly and masterfully pianistic, contrasting sustained tone and light staccato teasing out fragmentary motifs."
- BBC Music Magazine

"A very special disc. The performances radiate such warmth, spontaneity and joy as to reinforce one’s beliefs in Schiff, Bach and the power of music as a whole. Schiff clearly thrives on the excitement of the live event: there is a sense of the unrepeatable ... this stamps these works with a sense of love and sheer affection that really make them come alive ... as a sheer display of great music making this is hard to beat ... a tremendously satisfying experience."
- MusicWeb International

This live album, recorded in concert in Germany in September 2007, is one installment in a series of Bach recordings pianist András Schiff made for ECM throughout the 2000s, as he revisted works he previously recorded in the 1980s with a new maturity and sensibility. The Bach cycle inspired The New York Times to proclaim "there is nothing more reliable in the world of classical music today than pianist Andras Schiff playing Bach."
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Concert recording, September 21, 2007 Historischer Reitstadel, Neumarkt
Tonmeister: Stephan Schellmann
Cover Photo: Jean Marc Dellac
Liner Photos: Roberto Masotti / Silvia Lelli
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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