Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Partitas, BWV 825-830 - Menno Van Delft (clavichord) - Resonus Classics - RES10212

J.S. Bach: Partitas, BWV 825-830

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Total playing time [133:32]

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Menno van Delft (clavichord)

Recorded in the inspirational surroundings of The Cobbe Collection of early keyboard instruments in England’s Hatchlands Park, the celebrated early keyboardist Menno van Delft makes his Resonus solo debut with J.S. Bach’s six keyboard Partitas – the first part of Bach’s Clavier-Übung series of keyboard works.

Using an original 1784 instrument by Christian Gotthelf Hoffmann (one of only two remaining clavichords from this maker), van Delft makes the case for performing these works on Bach’s most favoured keyboard instrument.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

DISC ONE

Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
1. Praeludium
2. Allemande
3. Corrente
4. Sarabande
5. Menuet I & II
6. Giga

Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
7. Sinfonia
8. Allemande
9. Courante
10. Sarabande
11. Rondeaux
12. Capriccio

Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827
13. Fantasia
14. Allemande
15. Corrente
16. Sarabande
17. Burlesca
18. Scherzo
19. Gigue

DISC TWO

Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828
1. Ouverture
2. Allemande
3. Courante
4. Aria
5. Sarabande
6. Menuet
7. Gigue

Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
8. Praeambulum
9. Allemande
10. Corrente
11. Sarabande
12. Tempo di Menuetto
13. Passepied
14. Gigue

Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830
15. Toccata
16. Allemanda
17. Corrente
18. Air
19. Sarabande
20. Tempo di Gavotta
21. Gigue

'Here are performances of Bach’s six keyboard Partita’s with a difference, for Menno van Delft plays neither harpsichord nor any manifestation of piano but the softly spoken clavichord.'

- BBC Music Magazine (5 stars)

'Here are performances of Bach’s six keyboard Partita’s with a difference, for Menno van Delft plays neither harpsichord nor any manifestation of piano but the softly spoken clavichord.'
BBC Music Magazine (5 stars)

'This recording is not about the instrument but about Bach and the light that can be shed by his favourite keyboard on some of his best-known music […] Listening to van Delft’s masterful, always stylish interpretations is an education about what the hand can do, given different tools, in the service of the imagination. And because van Delft is a consummate musician, his Bach is immensely entertaining. Here are performances of Bach’s six keyboard Partita’s with a difference, for Menno van Delft plays neither harpsichord nor any manifestation of piano but the softly spoken clavichord'
Gramophone

'The performances are a delight, and the limpid clarity of the music-making makes the choice of a clavichord seem entirely right.'
Early Music Review

'[...] a delightful insight into Bach’s music'
andrewbensonwilson.org

Credits
© 2018 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2018 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10212
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
Release date: 27 April 2018
EAN: 5060262791172
Cover image: Marco Borggreve
Cover design: David Hughes (www.davidhughesdesign.co.uk)