Allemande from Violin Partita no. 1 in B minor
BWV 1002 performed by Sedna Heitzman
Behind the music
Allemande from Violin partita no. 1
According to Sedna Heitzman (19), the Allemande from Violin Partita no. 1 has some big contrasts. The movement has lyrical passages that give a lot of freedom in the music, but also rhythmical passages that give the music a dancy character. In this recording, Sedna is playing with a Baroque bow built by Luis Emilio Rodriguez in The Hague, in 2008. This bow plays very differently to a modern bow. It is much lighter, easier and more natural in this music by Bach.
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.
- Allemande from Violin Partita no. 1 in B 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
- Sedna Heitzman
- 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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