Chaconne In Two

Adam Kostecki, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannover Chamber Orchestra, Carsten Petermann

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Format: CD

Cat No: DUX1931

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Release Date:  26 July 2024

Label:  DUX Recording Producers

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5902547019314

Genres:  Classical  Orchestral  

  • Description

    "For me, the Chaconne is one of the most wonderful, incomprehensible pieces of music. The man writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings onto a system for a small instrument" - Johannes Brahms on the Chaconne.

    On this new release from the DUX label, violinst Adam Kostecki expolores the Chaconne form with the Polish and Hannover Chamber Orchestras, alongiside works for violin and guitar with guitarist Carsten Petermann

    The Chaconne - a breathtaking and deeply moving meditation on the death of the beloved wife, and especially on the death itself - became the crowning achievement of the work of the great Master. Inventio - musical creativity - and Elaboratio - meticulously planned in the smallest details, intricate, and elaborate structural plan - combine here into one whole. The Chaconne consists of 32 variations built on a constantly recurring Lamentobass. Like a persistent thought. Some variations are repeated as a kind of short double. This repetition (double) is a new variation based on the previous one, and both variations together form a whole, a final thought, moving on to the next one. Lamentobass and passus duriusculus also often occur in a variation form, and everything is intertwined into one whole, guided as if by an invisible hand. Bach's Inventio and Elaboratio in the Chaconne are unique in their genius.

    Some of the other pieces on the album - La Folia by Arcangelo Corelli (we will hear here the most famous and most frequently performed version) and La Romanesca by Fernando Sor - are also based on a repeated bass ostinato and were widely popular as a musical form in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Chaconne by Tomaso Vitali is one of the composer's most beloved works.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. J.S. Bach: Chaconne from Partita in D minor for violin and viola, BWV 1004
      • 2. Chaconne from Partita in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004
      • 3. Arcangelo Corelli: La Folia
      • 4. Christoph Willibald Gluck: Melody
      • 5. Giuseppe Tartini: Devil's Trill Sonata: I. Larghetto affetuoso
      • 6. II. Allegro
      • 7. III. Grave - Allgro assai
      • 8. IV. Cadenza - Grave
      • 9. Fernando Sor: La Romanesca for violin and guitar
      • 10. Tomaso Vitali: Chaconne in G minor
      • 11. G.F. Handel: Prayer