Fugue from Violin Sonata no. 1 in G minor
BWV 1001 performed by Iris Kengen
Behind the music
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.
- Fugue from Violin Sonata no. 1 in G minor
- chamber music
- Six partitas and sonatas for violin
- ca. 1720
- Köthen, Weimar
- Release date
- 22 October 2019
- Recording date
- 24 June 2019
- Lichtfabriek, Haarlem
- 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
- Jeroen Simons, Marijn Zurburg
- Zen Bloot
- Jasper Leeman
- Data handling
- Eline Eestermans
- Onno van Ameijde, Marloes Biermans
- Jessie Verbrugh
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