Bach English Suites Vol I
Guitare Classique, Pacal Proust
The scintillating performances by Krivokapić and Cerović capture the living spirit of Bach’s dance-inflected music
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, Phil Muse
Montenegrin Guitar Duo have released the first two in a series of videos showcasing their transcriptions of J. S. Bach’s English Suites.
The Montenegrin Guitar Duo looks forward to launching their newly-published transcriptions of Bach’s English Suites 1-3 with a concert at the Montenegrin Music Centre in Podgorica on Saturday 26 June.
The transcriptions, re-working the original keyboard music for two guitars, were initially produced by the Duo to feature on their 2015 disc, released on the Naxos label to great critical acclaim.
The concert on 26 June takes place at 8pm local time, with a pre-concert launch event at 7pm specially dedicated to launching these new published editions.
Naxos released the first of two volumes of Bach’s English Suites, transcribed by the Montenegrin Guitar Duo for two guitars, in 2015; this unique project – to transcribe and record the complete set of English Suites BWV 806 – has received excellent reviews. You can hear a few excerpts here:
J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806 (arr. Montenegrin Guitar Duo for 2 guitars)
1. I. Prelude
2. II. Allemande
3. III. Courante I
4. IV. Courante II
5. IV. Double I
6. IV. Double II
7. V. Sarabande
8. VI. Bourree I – VII. Bourree II
9. VIII. Gigue
J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807 (arr. Montenegrin Guitar Duo for 2 guitars)
10. I. Prelude
11. II. Allemande
12. III. Courante
13. IV. Sarabande
14. V. Bourree I – II
15. VI. Gigue
J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808 (arr. Montenegrin Guitar Duo for 2 guitars)
16. I. Prelude
17. II. Allemande
18. III. Courante
19. IV. Sarabande
20. V. Gavotte I – II
21. VI. Gigue