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Sophie Yates – Bach: Complete English Suites (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Sophie Yates – Bach: Complete English Suites (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 02:28:44 minutes | 3,18 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Chandos

There is no surviving autograph manuscript of Bach’s English Suites, and for such a set of magnificent pieces, an important and well-loved part of the baroque keyboard “canon”, surprisingly little is known about its history. What we do know is that the suites are amongst Bach’s earlier works – probably written in the second decade of the eighteenth century – and that the appellation “English” was not given to them until the 1750s. In order to understand these fascinating works on a deeper level, we have to appreciate the importance of dance in the cultural context of eighteenth-century Europe. As a social skill, the ability to dance correctly was considered so vital that every court had a dancing master, often French, who taught the different types of dances to aspiring courtiers.

Because of this, dancing, and by extension the instrumental dance suite, was one of the factors contributing to French taste’s becoming a defining characteristic of the baroque style. As we know that the Dancing Master traditionally taught by playing tunes on the violin, it is quite possible that Bach’s own renditions of the dance forms were influenced by the playing of Jean-François Monjou – Dancing Master at the Cöthen court, where the young Johann Sebastian worked from 1717 until 1723.

On that basis, acclaimed early keyboard specialist Sophie Yates has recorded these works on a double-manual Flemish harpsichord by Andrew Garlick, a copy of the petit ravalement instrument by Ioannes Ruckers, 1624, now at the Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, France.

Tracklist:
Disc 1 (01:14:05)
1. Suite I, BWV 806: I. Prelude (02:51)
2. Suite I, BWV 806: II. Allemande (06:28)
3. Suite I, BWV 806: III. Courante I (01:58)
4. Suite I, BWV 806: IV. Courante II avec deux Doubles (03:42)
5. Suite I, BWV 806: V. Sarabande (04:27)
6. Suite I, BWV 806: VI. Bourrée I – Bourrée II – (Bourrée I repetatur et claudatur) (05:08)
7. Suite I, BWV 806: VII. Gigue (03:12)
8. Suite II, BWV 807: I. Prelude (05:07)
9. Suite II, BWV 807: II. Allemande (04:51)
10. Suite II, BWV 807: III. Courante (02:04)
11. Suite II, BWV 807: IV. Sarabande – Les agréments de la même Sarabande (04:01)
12. Suite II, BWV 807: V. Bourrée I alternativement – Bourrée II – (05:19)
13. Suite II, BWV 807: VI. Gigue – Da Capo (senza ripetizione) al Fine (03:48)
14. Suite III, BWV 808: I. Prelude (03:24)
15. Suite III, BWV 808: II. Allemande (04:37)
16. Suite III, BWV 808: III. Courante (02:40)
17. Suite III, BWV 808: IV. Sarabande – Les agréments de la même Sarabande (03:45)
18. Suite III, BWV 808: V. Gavotte alternativement – Gavotte II ou la Musette (03:38)
19. Suite III, BWV 808: VI. Gigue (03:05)

Disc 2 (01:14:39)
1. Suite IV, BWV 809: I. Prelude. Vitement (05:05)
2. Suite IV, BWV 809: II. Allemande (04:19)
3. Suite IV, BWV 809: III. Courante (01:51)
4. Suite IV, BWV 809: IV. Sarabande (04:03)
5. Suite IV, BWV 809: V. Menuet I – Menuet II – Repetatur Menuet I (03:51)
6. Suite IV, BWV 809: VI. Gigue (03:46)
7. Suite V, BWV 810: I. Prelude (05:05)
8. Suite V, BWV 810: II. Allemande (04:47)
9. Suite V, BWV 810: III. Courante (02:24)
10. Suite V, BWV 810: IV. Sarabande (03:56)
11. Suite V, BWV 810: V. Passepied I en Rondeau – Passepied II (03:54)
12. Suite V, BWV 810: VI. Gigue (03:16)
13. Suite VI, BWV 811: I. Prelude (09:04)
14. Suite VI, BWV 811: II. Allemande (04:48)
15. Suite VI, BWV 811: III. Courante (02:59)
16. Suite VI, BWV 811: IV. Sarabande – Double (03:45)
17. Suite VI, BWV 811: V. Gavotte I – Gavotte II – Repetatur Gavotte I (04:10)
18. Suite VI, BWV 811: VI. Gigue (03:36)

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