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Bach English Suites Vol I

Naxos 8.573473

J.S. Bach English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808 – Prelude

J.S. Bach English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808 – Courante

J.S. Bach English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806 – Sarabande

J.S. Bach English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806 – Gigue

J.S. Bach English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806 – Courante II

Tracks:
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

Reviews:

Magnificent! Not to be missed!

Stretto, Michel Dutrieue

Very fine realizations that lovers of Bach and the guitar will appreciate

ClassicsToday.com, David Vernier

Fine transcriptions, brilliantly played

American Record Guide, Kenneth Keaton

Dynamic levels are nicely varied throughout, as are textures

Fanfare, Raymond Tuttle

The performance is flawless and accurate… This CD is then a must-have

Guitare Classique, Pacal Proust

The Montenegrin Guitar Duo translates Bach’s mastery of encompassing several musical styles within a single work through a new, refreshing instrumental texture

WGBH, CD of the week

Both men play extremely well

Classical Net, Brian Wigman

The scintillating performances by Krivokapić and Cerović capture the living spirit of Bach’s dance-inflected music

Audio Video Club of Atlanta, Phil Muse

The integration of the Montenegrins is so perfect you often have the feeling that just one performer is involved.

David’s Review Corner, David Denton

Related news:

Excerpts from J.S. Bach English Suite No. 3 in G Minor

Excerpts from J.S. Bach English Suite No. 1 in A Major

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:

Further recordings
Naxos Montenegrin Guitar Duo Bach English Suites II CD Cover
Bach English Suites Vol II

Naxos 8.573476

Domeniconi, Piazzolla and Bogdanovic

Montenegrin Music Centre

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12/07/2020