Tomas Cotik

Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

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Format: CD
Label: Centaur Records, Inc.
UPC: 0044747375526
Catnr: CRC 3755
Release date: 11 September 2020
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Label
Centaur Records, Inc.
UPC
0044747375526
Catalogue number
CRC 3755
Release date
11 September 2020
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About the album

Gramophone:
On this two-disc set of Bach’s Solo Sonatas and Partitas, Tomás Cotik’s deeply analytical playing adds to an exhilarating display of the musical wonders the composer saw in the violin. Cotik allows the main lines of the music, their lyrical qualities and above all the overall arcs of each movement to be fully developed and even prioritised. As a result, several of the complete works seem to end in an anticlimactic sigh which in retrospect feels like a moving gesture of humility. Cotik also leaves the music almost completely unembellished, putting his faith in his command of phrasing, the variety he adds with the light, deft strokes of his Baroque bow and, above all, in the notes Bach wrote. His pure sound, perfect intonation and fast tempos mean that Bach’s fiendishly difficult challenges become more exposed, yet he never misses a beat.

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Argentine violinist Tomas Cotik now teaches in the U.S. at Portland State University. He has concertized widely, and has made a number of exceptionally received recordings for Centaur Records. He has writeen a noted series of articles on the performance of the complete J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin.

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Disc #1
01.
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I Adagio
05:23
02.
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: II Fuga. Allegro
07:05
03.
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: III Siciliana
05:05
04.
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: IV Presto
05:19
05.
Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: I Allemanda
08:31
06.
Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: II Double
03:26
07.
Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: III Corrente
04:02
08.
Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: IV Double. Presto
05:24
09.
Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: V Sarabande
04:01
10.
Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: VI Double
02:32
11.
Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: VII Tempo di Borea
04:14
12.
Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002: VIII Double
04:02
13.
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: I Gigue
05:37
14.
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: II Fuga
10:40
15.
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: III Andante
07:11
16.
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: IV Allegro
08:23

Disc #2
01.
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: I Allemande
07:04
02.
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: II Corrente
03:39
03.
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: III Sarabanda
05:24
04.
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: IV Gigue
05:38
05.
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V Ciaccona
17:35
06.
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: I Adagio
05:15
07.
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: II Fuga
14:02
08.
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: III Largo
04:06
09.
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: IV Allegro assai
07:03
10.
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: I Preludio
05:17
11.
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: II Loure
05:22
12.
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: III Gavotte en Rondeau
04:07
13.
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: IV Menuet I
02:12
14.
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: V Menuet II
04:09
15.
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: VI Bourree
02:07
16.
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: VII Gigue
02:20
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