Fugue from Violin Sonata no. 1 in G minor

Fugue from Violin Sonata no. 1 in G minor

BWV 1001 performed by Iris Kengen
Lichtfabriek, Haarlem

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Fugue from Violin Sonata no. 1

Especially for this recording, Iris Kengen (18) is playing a Baroque violin: a Willer violin, built in Prague in 1756. For this Fugue from Violin Sonata no.1, Iris had to learn a completely different way of playing, as the gut strings have a very different feel to the steel strings she was used to. Shunske Sato’s masterclasses have aroused her interest in the Baroque violin. She is now studying Baroque violin with him and her dream is to go on to perform in a Baroque ensemble.

In connection with the recordings of Bach’s Violin Sonatas and Partitas, the Netherlands Bach Society has organised a talent development project for the violinists and Baroque violinists of the future. Seven talented Dutch youngsters, aged thirteen to eighteen, were selected at auditions to take part in two masterclasses by Shunske Sato on Bach’s works for violin solo and the Baroque violin, which were held in the spring of 2019. Each young musician chose their own movement to rehearse and record for All of Bach.

This project was created in collaboration with the Netherlands Violin Competition. It received support from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation, which provided the violinists with Baroque violins and bows, so that they could explore the new possibilities of these instruments and the Baroque style, under the guidance of Shunske Sato.

The recordings took place in the Lichtfabriek (Light Factory), a former power station in Haarlem.

BWV
1001/2
Title
Fugue from Violin Sonata no. 1 in G minor
Epithet
Sonata no. 1
Instrument
Violin
Genre
chamber music
Serie
Six partitas and sonatas for violin
Year
ca. 1720
City
Köthen, Weimar

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Masterclass young talents

“In the spring of 2019 seven talented Dutch youngsters, aged thirteen to eighteen, took part in two masterclasses by Shunske Sato on Bach’s works for violin solo and the Baroque violin.”

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Credits

  • Release date
    22 October 2019
  • Recording date
    24 June 2019
  • Location
    Lichtfabriek, Haarlem
  • Violin
    Iris Kengen
  • Director and editor
    Onno van Ameijde
  • Music recording
    Daan van Aalst, Pim van der Lee
  • Music edit and mix
    Guido Tichelman, Lilita Dunska
  • Camera
    Jeroen Simons, Marijn Zurburg
  • Lights
    Zen Bloot
  • Grip
    Jasper Leeman
  • Data handling
    Eline Eestermans
  • Interview
    Onno van Ameijde, Marloes Biermans
  • Producer
    Jessie Verbrugh
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