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BACH, J.S.: Partitas Nos. 1, 5, 6 / Italian Concerto / BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonata No. 17, "Tempest" (Gieseking) (1934-1940)

Composer(s)Bach, Johann SebastianBeethoven, Ludwig van
Artist(s) Gieseking, Walter, piano
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosInstrumental
Catalogue 8.111353
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Pianists
Quality   320kbps
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Walter Gieseking’s interpretations of Bach in the early years of his career gained him laurels for ‘his control over shades of tone, especially over infinite gradations in the range between piano and pianissimo, the clear definition of his agile finger-work, and the firm outlines of his rhythm and phrasing…This style, so lucid and so rhythmical, is the perfect vehicle for Bach’s keyboard music…’ Gieseking’s 1931 account of Beethoven’s ‘Tempest’ Sonata also won him contemporary critical accolades: ‘perfect playing matched with perfect recording. I know of no better interpretation of this sonata…a splendid achievement, one



Work/Track Title Time
BACH, J.S.: Partitas Nos. 1, 5, 6 / Italian Concerto / BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonata No. 17, "Tempest" (Gieseking) (1934-1940) 1:19:15   
  Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto"          
      I. [Allegro] 3:36       
      II. Andante 5:23       
      III. Presto 2:59       
  Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825 (excerpts)          
      I. Praeludium 1:47       
      IV. Sarabande 2:29       
      V. Menuet I-II 2:07       
      VI. Giga 2:08       
  Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829          
      I. Preambulum 1:59       
      II. Allemande 1:44       
      III. Corrente 1:29       
      IV. Sarabande 2:26       
      V. Tempo di Minuetto 1:31       
      VI. Passepied 1:37       
      VII. Gigue 3:12       
  Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830          
      I. Toccata 5:35       
      II. Allemande 1:14       
      III. Corrente 1:49       
      IV. Air 1:32       
      V. Sarabande 2:57       
      VI. Tempo di gavotta 1:47       
      VII. Gigue 2:16       
  French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816: VIII. Gigue 3:08       
  Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude, "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" (arr. M. Hess) 3:14       
  Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, "Tempest"          
      I. Largo - Allegro 5:08       
      II. Adagio 8:02       
      III. Allegretto 4:10       
  7 Bagatelles, Op. 33: No. 1 in E-Flat Major 3:56       
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