Bach Reimagines Bach. This 2017 Linn release by lutenist William Carter offers meticulous performances of the Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001, and the Suite in E major, BWV 1006a, both adapted from the original versions for unaccompanied violin, and the Suite in G minor, BWV 995, arranged from the Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011, for unaccompanied cello. The technical difficulties encountered in these transcriptions are often cited as proof that Bach didn't know how to play the lute, despite owning a particularly valuable lute and two lute-harpsichords.
Album · 2017 · 16 Songs. Bach Reimagines Bach William Carter.
Bach Reimagines Bach, 2017. Bach Reimagines Bach, 2017.
Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: VII. Gigue. William Carter's exemplary musicianship is showcased to its fullest on this new recording of Bach's own transcriptions for the lute. Almost unplayable in parts, many musicians take certain liberties with the music so that it glows more naturally but William Carter's determined approach to authenticity sees the lutenist achieve the near impossible: playing the music as it was originally written.
William Carter recorded three pieces by Bach: two of them are from the composer’s own pen, whereas the disc opens with Carter’s own arrangement of the Sonata in g minor for solo violin. Carter’s starting point is a lute version of the fugue made by Johann Christian Weyrauch, a close friend of Bach’s, who is also responsible for the tablature versions of other lute pieces from Bach’s pen (BWV 997 and 1000). These three pieces receive outstanding performances from Carter, whose relaxed style of playing is nice to listen to. Among the highlights are the fugues from BWV 1001 and 995: the various voices come out very clearly, and the playing has improvisatory traits. In some fast movements the articulation is not entirely clear: some notes are not that easy to hear.
William Carter’s exemplary musicianship is showcased to its fullest on this new recording of Bach’s own transcriptions for the lute. Almost unplayable in parts, many musicians take certain liberties with the music so that it glows more naturally but William Carter’s determined approach to authenticity sees the lutenist achieve the near impossible: playing the music as it was originally written.
Give 'Em Hell is the fifth solo release but is the third to include all original studio recordings by heavy metal musician Sebastian Bach. The album was released April 22, 2014, by Frontiers Records. The albums lead single "Temptation" premiered on Jay Mohr's Stories podcast on February 17, 2014. Music videos were made for the single "Temptation", "Taking Back Tomorrow" and "All My Friends Are Dead".
|Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001|
|1||Adagio Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||3:43|
|2||Fuga Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||5:50|
|3||Siciliana Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||3:15|
|4||Presto Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||4:58|
|Suite in E major, BWV 1006a|
|5||Prélude Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||5:29|
|6||Loure Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||4:00|
|7||Gavotte en Rondeau Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||3:46|
|8||Menuett I & II Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||4:57|
|9||Bourrée Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||2:18|
|10||Gigue Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||2:53|
|Suite in G minor, BWV 995|
|11||Prélude Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||6:24|
|12||Allemande Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||5:46|
|13||Courante Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||2:18|
|14||Sarabande Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||2:58|
|15||Gavotte I & II Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||4:47|
|16||Gigue Johann Sebastian Bach||William Carter||2:56|
CreditsJohann Sebastian Bach - Composer
Lubin Baugin - Cover Image
William Carter - Liner Notes, Lute, Primary Artist
Martin Haycock - Instrument Design
Philip Hobbs - Engineer, Producer
Klaus Jacobsen - Instrument Design
Amit Lennon - Photography
David Reynolds - Quotation Author
Julia Thomas - Post Production