Bach: Sonatas & Partitas

Augustin Hadelich

Bach: Sonatas & Partitas

Augustin Hadelich approaches this pinnacle of the violin repertoire with an appealing blend of respect and love. But there’s also a desire to make it sound fresh and new. His use of a Baroque bow gives these works a sense of liberation—in the phrasing, in the very directness of communication, and in the German-born, US-based violinist’s ability to make this music sing. The way he voices three- and four-note chords feels wonderfully natural and unforced, which emphasizes the glorious richness of Bach’s polyphonic writing. Dance movements genuinely dance, while the more poised, inward-looking movements dig deep into the music’s unfathomable depths.

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
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Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002
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Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003
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Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
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Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
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Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
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