Rachel Podger - Guardian Angel - SACD

Rachel Podger - Guardian Angel - SACD

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Rachel Podger - Guardian Angel - SACD
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The superb 5.0 DSD recordings were made in May 2013 in the ample space of the Doopgezinde Kirk, Haarlem – a favourite venue for Channel – and they demonstrate how the sound of her 1739 Pesarinius instrument can miraculously bring this acoustic alive and impart to the listener a matchless sense of sonic realism.Authoritative and detailed notes by Timothy Jones place the works heard here in their historical context. Puzzlingly though, they also refer to a sonata by Antonio Maria Montanari (1676-1737) that I guess was intended to be included in this programme but had to be omitted due to time constraints on a disc that already has a most generous 78.30 playing time. Admirers of Rachel Podger's playing should not hesitate to acquire these wonderfully expressive performances immaculately recorded by Jared Sacks in state-of-the-art sound. Enthusiastically recommended. Sound 5/5 Hraudio

Channel Classics  CCS SA 35513 - Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Bach: Partita for Flute in A minor, BWV 1013

Matteis: excerpts from Other Ayres, Preludes, Allemands, Sarabands etc
Tartini: Sonata in A minor, B:a3; Sonata No. 13 in B minor, B:h1
Pisendel: Sonata per violino solo
Biber: Passacaglia in G minor "The Guardian Angel" from Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas

Rachel Podger, violin

The music on this recording demonstrates how composers in Germany, Italy, Austria and England responded to the challenges of writing for violin senza basso. Music for violin senza basso had a distinguished history before Bach and was widely cultivated by his contemporaries. Violinistic virtuosity was extraordinarily experimental in the late seventeenth century, with novelties in the tuning of the strings (scordaura), bowing techniques, chordal playing and contrapuntal textures (with the development of sophisticated double-triple-and quadruple-stopping techniques) and playing in high positions. This disc of solo violin music is a real mixture of some of Rachel's favourite pieces.

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