new bach CD

© Tilman Skowroneck April 2020

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


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.


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.


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 it seems not yet to have arrived (writing on 8 April, 2020), possibly due to the present Coronavirus crisis.


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