Stirring Stills (Bach for Viola)

Esther Apituley

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Dear Mr. Bach,
You don’t know me, but I’ve known you for most of my life. I play the viola and I’m addicted to the sound of the viola and to classical music. Addicted to classical music because there are no boundaries, one’s imagination is free and and one can travel to worlds that no-one even knows exist. For a long time, it’s been my heart’s desire to record on the viola the notoriously monumental closing movement of the Second Partita you wrote for solo violin – the Chaconne. After bowing my way through thousands of miles of notes, I’ve finally worked up the courage to record the piece. It seems you wrote the Chaconne after returning home from a long and exhausting journey on foot to discover that your beloved wife had passed away in your absence. A composition of fifteen minutes in length for a single instrument, offering great solace but making huge demands on the performer. A composition full of power and mystery. 32 variations in mood, written above a bass line of four measures. An imposing achievement in composition, Mr. Bach!

Tracklist

1.
Adagio from Sonata for Solo Violin no. 1 BWV 1001
04:41
2.
Prelude from Suite for Solo Cello no. 4 BWV 1010
04:49
3.
Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello no. 4 BWV 1010
04:21
4.
Prelude from Suite for Solo Cello no. 6 BWV 1012
05:12
5.
Andante from Sonata for Solo Violin no. 2 BWV 1003
06:05
6.
Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello no. 3 BWV 1009
04:43
7.
Sarabande from Partita for Solo Violin no. 2 BWV 1004
05:21
8.
Gigue from Partita for Solo Violin no. 2 BWV 1004
03:41
9.
Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello no. 5 BWV 1011
04:38
10.
Chaconne from Partita for Solo Violin no. 2 BWV 1004
16:56

Total time: 01:00:27

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CC72726

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Esther Apituley

Recording Engineer

Lauran Jurrius, Polyhymnia

Recording location

Sant Bartomeu de Torres, Catalonia, Spain

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date October 14, 2016

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