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Air: The Bach Album ()

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composed by Charles Gounod, Johann Sebastian Bach

This release by California violinist Anne Akiko Meyers looks both backward and forward. Meyers' playing is a throwback to a style of Bach playing that was common a couple of generations ago but isn't much heard anymore: flowery, heavy on the vibrato, a bit sentimental, with moments of slight tempo rubato in both the violin and the orchestral accompaniment of the English Chamber Orchestra (which was always the go-to group for this style) under Steven Mercurio. The novelty factor here involves the magic of overdubbing, which ...

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  1. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
  2. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
  3. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042
  4. Concerto for oboe (or violin), strings & continuo in G minor, BWV 1056R (reconstruction): Largo
  5. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043
  6. Meditation on Prelude No. 1 of Bach, for violin or cello & piano with organ or cello ad lib. (or other instrumental arrangement), CG8
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