On the evidence of La Partita
, though, there's plenty of life left in the old Serie A dog.
Santa Ynez Music, 1997]), for Kuhnel himself grouped his fourteen sonatas and partitas
into sets based on their technical demands.
Particularly unfortunate is the arbitrary direction to interpret the Gigue of the Sixth Partita
, notated under an archaic duple time signature, in 24/8, following the supposed model of the Gigue from Johann Jacob Froberger's Suite VII, which exists in an alternate triple-time version.
JS Bach's Partita
in E Major is short and sweet with this performance showing how easily the music can be translated to piano.
in A Minor for Solo Flute; Three Brevities by Hale Smith, "Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise" by Franz Doppler; Sonata for Flute and Piano by Sergei Prokofiev; and Thomason-Redus' own composition, "Amazing Grace Variations.
More than 100 pages are devoted to transcriptions of measure-by-measure performance commentaries on repertoire ranging from Bach's Partita
He wowed the audience with a final violin selection by Bach, Partita
The term partita
is used here more in the meaning of a suite than of a regular set of variations like the Bach chorale partitas
, although the first work does include variations as one of its movements.
Ricostruire il passato e una partita
che si vince solo se si possiede una sana sfiducia nella propria capacita mnemonica cosi da giocare gli uni contro gli altri i ricordi maturati in diversi momenti della propria esistenza.
The programme comprises Bach Partita
No 1 in B flat; Mozart Sonata in F, K332; Bartok Suite, Op 14; Brahms: Intermezzos and Rhapsody, Op 119; Debussy 3 Preludes from Book 1 and Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor.
The final piece on the disc is the longest at twenty-two minutes and perhaps the most conventional, John Harbison's four-movement Partita
for Orchestra (2000).
A cd of the author playing Bach's Partita
in D Minor forty years ago at the beginning of his career and recently on his Storioni violin accompanies VIOLIN DREAMS, a blend of memoir and violin history which recounts the author's affection for the instrument.