Challenge
Guardian Angel
Johann Sebastian Bach / Nicola Matteis / Giuseppe Tartini / Johann Georg Pisendel / Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Rachel Podger

Guardian Angel

SACD | Channel Classics | 0723385355137 | CCS 35513 | 09-13

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About the album

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.
Rachel Podger is one of the most creative talents to emerge in the field of period performance. Over the last two decades she has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the Baroque and Classical periods. After beginnings with The Palladian Ensemble and Florilegium, she was leader of The English Concert from 1997 to 2002 and in 2004 began a guest directorship with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with whom she appeared in a televised BBC Prom in 2007. As a guest director and soloist she has collaborated with numerous orchestras including Arte dei Suonatori (Poland), Musica Angelica and Santa Fe Pro Musica (USA), The Academy of Ancient Music, The European Union Baroque Orchestra, Holland Baroque Society and the Handel and Haydn Society (USA).
Rachel directs her own ensemble, Brecon Baroque and is Artistic Director of her own festival: the Brecon Baroque Festival. Rachel is an honorary member of both the Royal Academy of Music (where she holds the Michaela Comberti Chair for Baroque Violin) and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (where she holds the Jane Hodge Foundation International Chair in Baroque Violin) and teaches at institutions throughout the world.

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Entdeckungen für Violine solo mit der grandiosen Geigerin Rachel Podger.

Rachel Podger stellte für diese Solo-CD ihre Lieblingswerke zusammen. Neben Solosonaten von Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber und Giuseppe Pisendel sind auch Repertoire-Raritäten zu hören. Giuseppe Tartinis Solosonaten, die die Geigerin erst vor ein paar Jahren als Manuskript des Komponisten kennenlernte sowie eine Partita für Flöte von Johann Sebastian Bach. Rachel Podger spielte dieses Werk oft zum „Aufwärmen“ – nach einer Transposition stellte sie fest, dass sich die Partita auch für Violine als Kleinod erweist.
 

With this album, which is a combination of Northern and Southern European music, Podger herself becomes an guardian angel of the baroque violin.
Written in music
Tracklisting
20-03-2014 CCS 35513 - Guardian Angel - Rachel Podger - Written in Music
11-11-2013 CCS 35513 - Guardian Angel - Rachel Podger - Luister
03-10-2013 CCS 35513 - Guardian Angel - Rachel Podger, Volkskrant
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