Bachiana | Berlin Classics 0300909BC

Bachiana

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Label: Berlin Classics

Cat No: 0300909BC

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 19th May 2017

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The young musician, voted Best Female Newcomer at ECHO Klassik 2016: her latest CD “Bachiana” featuring works by J.S. Bach and Heitor Villa-Lobos prove her to be not only a virtuosa of her instrument but also a gifted arranger. Asya Fateyeva is ably supported by the inspired the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra of Heilbronn under its principal conductor Ruben Gazarian.

The naturalness and authenticity of her Bach playing, coupled with the versatility of an instrument that lets her free the spirit of Bach’s compositions, results in wonderful interpretations on her new CD “Bachiana” of the G minor Concerto originally written for harpsichord and of the Violin Concerto in A minor and the Double Concerto for violin and oboe, where she is supported by violinist Erik Schumann. She also plays the aria “Ach bleibe doch, mein liebes Leben” (ah do but stay, my dear life) from the cantata Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen – a wonderful opportunity for Asya Fateyeva to show how melodious the saxophone can sound.

For her second release Fateyeva has complemented her Bach arrangements with another composition written expressly for her instrument. Bach is backed by Heitor Villa-Lobos: his Fantasia for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra, here represented by string orchestra and three horns, was written in 1948 and is one of the Brazilian composer’s best known works.

With its sure sense of style and abundant resources of expressiveness, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra of Heilbronn under its principal conductor Ruben Gazarian is a constant companion to Asya Fateyeva – making “Bachiana” a recording that is as convincing and yet as surprising for Bach lovers as for saxophone fans.

“A sensation for the world of music”, enthused the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung after a performance by Asya Fateyeva.

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