Editors’ Notes Thomas Zehetmair was 21 when he first recorded these astounding pieces. Since then, he has ranged freely down the centuries as solo violinist, as chamber musician, and as conductor—and his wealth of experience is brought to bear on this fresh encounter, recorded in the lovely acoustics of the priory church of St. Gerold in Austria. It’s as if we’re seated near the back of the church, perhaps hidden in shadow, as Zehetmair explores this sublime music alone, plumbing its depths and savoring its beauties just for himself. It’s like eavesdropping on a quiet mediation, and the rewards are enormous.

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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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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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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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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. Corrente
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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. Giga
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: 5. Ciaccona
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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. 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 / Menuet II - Menuet I da capo
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: 5. Bourrée
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Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: 6. Gigue
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