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Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

Tomas Cotik

Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

Price: € 20.95
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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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.

Artist(s)

Tomas Cotik (violin)

An avid recording artist, Mr. Cotik is currently involved in more than a dozen CD recordings. The first volume of the complete works of Franz Schubert for violin and piano was released in 2012 on Centaur Records to rave reviews, was nominated as recording of the year 2013 by MusicWeb International and was broadcast all over the country by American Public Media. In 2013 NAXOS released his album 'Tango Nuevo' with music by Astor Piazzolla for violin and piano descibed by the critics as 'among the very best' Piazzolla albums. 2015 sees the release of the second installment of Schubert’s complete works for violin and piano, Tomas's debut solo violin CD with a world premiere recording of original works by Franz Schubert, as...
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An avid recording artist, Mr. Cotik is currently involved in more than a dozen CD recordings. The first volume of the complete works of Franz Schubert for violin and piano was released in 2012 on Centaur Records to rave reviews, was nominated as recording of the year 2013 by MusicWeb International and was broadcast all over the country by American Public Media. In 2013 NAXOS released his album "Tango Nuevo" with music by Astor Piazzolla for violin and piano descibed by the critics as "among the very best" Piazzolla albums. 2015 sees the release of the second installment of Schubert’s complete works for violin and piano, Tomas's debut solo violin CD with a world premiere recording of original works by Franz Schubert, as well a CD as a member of the Delray String Quartet. Tomas Cotik has just signed a long-term contract with Centaur Record to record four albums with Mozart complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Other upcoming releases include a second Piazzolla album and a disc with violin showpieces.

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Composer(s)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.  Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.  
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.


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

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