Westhoff - Suites for Solo Violin | Ricercar RIC412

Westhoff - Suites for Solo Violin


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Label: Ricercar

Cat No: RIC412

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 13th March 2020



Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656-1705) was one of the most brilliant members of the significant school of violinists that flourished in seventeenth-century Dresden. This impressive virtuoso, who was even applauded by Louis XIV at Versailles, wrote the very first compositions for unaccompanied violin, which of course foreshadow the later masterpieces of Johann Sebastian Bach. The programme recorded here includes some suites from his collection published in Dresden in 1696, as well as the suite that was printed in the Mercure galant of Paris in 1683, following his visit to Versailles.

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