new bach CD

© Tilman Skowroneck April 2020

My newest CD with works by J.S. Bach is now available on the German label TYXart.

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The program includes the Sixth English Suite BWV 811, The Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat major BWV 998 and Gustav Leonhardt’s version of the Second Violin Partita BWV 1004 which ends with the famous Ciaccona, about which I have previously written in this post. Two sound examples can be found below.

The recording was made by Freek Sluijs in Bremen in October 2018. The harpsichord is a nigh-copy of the 1728 two-manual Christian Zell in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, made by Martin Skowroneck in 1976.

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Baroque music lovers from Baltimore may remember this instrument as formerly owned by Charlotte and Clifford Truesdell. The elaborate stand was made by Rod Regier in Freeport, Maine. I re-quilled the instrument with bird plectra a few days before the recording.

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A sound sample (the Sarabande from the Sixth English Suite) is here:

And the Prelude from BWV 998:

A link to the JPC webshop is here; on Amazon.de it seems not yet to have arrived (writing on 8 April, 2020), possibly due to the present Coronavirus crisis.

 

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