Bach & Weiss - Music for Baroque Violin & Lute | Audax ADX13706

Bach & Weiss - Music for Baroque Violin & Lute


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Label: Audax

Cat No: ADX13706

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 13th October 2017



The encounter of two geniuses is the background for this CD. In 1739 chamber lutenist Silvius Leopold Weiss visited Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig where they competed in friendly improvisation contests. Even though Bach probably played the harpsichord on this occasion, Johannes Pramsohler and Jadran Duncumb attempt a reconstruction of the encounter; besides the magnificent Suite in A major, BWV 1025 - a joint work of both composers - the programme includes solo works for lute and the famous Partita in D minor. Bach’s private secretary wrote at the time: “Something extra special is happening here.”

Johannes Pramsohler performs on this recording to continue the Audax label’s ethos of interesting repertoire, beautifully performed. Johannes Pramsohler was born in South Tyrol, studied in London and is now based in Paris. He has established himself internationally as an eminent expert of historically informed performance and enjoys an increasingly busy career as a soloist. On this CD he plays his P.G. Rogeri from 1713, previously owned by Reinhard Goebel.

Jadran Duncumb won the String Category of the “BBC Young Musician of the Year” as a guitar player and went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London under Gary Ryan. After lute lessons with Jakob Lindberg, he studied lute, baroque guitar and basso continuo at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen with Prof. Rolf Lislevand and graduated with distinction in 2015. In the same year he won the first prize at the “Maurizio Pratola” lute competition in L’Aquila, Italy.

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