J.S. Bach, Sonate e Partite per violino solo (I)
Bach’s Six Sonate and Partite for violin solo, written by his own hand in a manuscript dated 1720, when the composer was in service at the Court of Cöthen, can be listed among the absolute masterpieces of violin literature, and call for outstanding virtuoso ability on the part of the interpreter. It is not known for whom they were intended, although it might have been Johann Georg Pisandel or Bach himself, as he was a talented violinist besides being an exceptional organist. Already known in the Romantic period, the Ciaccona of the Seconda Partita in particular has inspired numerous versions and transcriptions by other musicians and composers. It enjoys a sort of ‘sacred status’ on account of the technical difficulties and expressive challenges posed by its dense counterpoint.
This time it will be tackled by an outstanding French violinist, Amandine Beyer, with extensive experience and regular appearances in the most prestigious international concert halls. Her interpretation is a reference for the violin compositions of the baroque period.
Amandine Beyer, violin
Wednesday 31 August 2022
Leggiuno, S. Caterina del Sasso Hermitage
Via S. Caterina, 13 – Leggiuno (VA)
Ferry leaves Stresa pier at 20:00
Piazza Marconi – Stresa (VB)
Under 26: € 10, € 5
Collect a special souvenir: meet Amandine Beyer!