Editors’ Notes Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin are pinnacles of the repertoire—beautiful, mysterious works that test a violinist’s technical and musical skills to their limits. It’s music that’s perfectly suited to Giuliano Carmignola, one of today’s great Baroque performers. His playing has a beguiling rhythmic freedom that highlights the music’s spontaneity and an expressiveness that penetrates its soul. The Presto from the Sonata No. 1, one of Bach’s most exhilarating movements, is a thrilling ride, while the tender Sarabande from Partita No. 1 sings and sighs. And the Chaconne from the second partita, an astonishing 14-minute set of 32 variations, emerges glorious, noble, and majestic—a miracle of Baroque performance.

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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: 1. Adagio
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: 2. Fuga (Allegro)
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: 3. Siciliana
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: 4. Presto
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003
Sonata for Violin Solo No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: 1. Grave
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: 2. Fuga
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: 3. Andante
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: 4. Allegro
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: 1. Adagio
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: 2. Fuga
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: 3. Largo
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Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: 4. Allegro assai
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002
Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: 1. Allemanda
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: 2. Double
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: 3. Corrente
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: 4. Double (Presto)
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: 5. Sarabande
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: 6. Double
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: 7. Tempo di Borea
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: 8. Double
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: 1. Allemande
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: 2. Courante
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: 3. Sarabande
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: 4. Gigue
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: 5. Ciaconna
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: 1. Preludio
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: 2. Loure
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: 3. Gavotte en Rondeau
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: 4. Menuet I - 5. Menuet II
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: 6. Bourrée
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: 7. Gigue
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