Bach-D minor Partita BWV 1004 (Sarabandes!)

Posted on May 25th, 2013 by

Bach-D minor Partita BWV 1004 (Sarabandes!) VIolin-Peter Sheppard Skaerved 


Engineer: Jonathan Haskell(Astounding Sounds)

On May 23rd 2013, I recorded the D minor partita, in the wonderful St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury. This marked the completion of recording the 6 solo works, an inspiring journey for this violinist. The  hours of recording were really special, an exploration of some of the ways that I see this music. Here, as an example of how I like to work, are three ‘readings’ of the Sarabanda. With Bach, there’s no right way of doing something, anymore than there is a ‘right way’ to say a line of Shakespeare, or drink a glass of water. What more is there to say? This is also a little homage to the sound of the 1698 Joachim Strad.

Bows by Antonino Airenti (after Biber, Tartini), then Leonard Tourte, then Francoiis Tourte, ‘Joachim’ Stradivari 1698