J.S. Bach. Musicalisches Opfer BWV 1079

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Solisti della Turin Baroque Orchestra 
Ensemble Sol Invictus
Francesca Odling, traversiere  
Svetlana Fomina, violino e viola
Paola Nervi, violino 
Nicola Brovelli, violoncello 
Gianluca Cagnani, organo e clavicembalo 
Pinchi (1996) op. 412
Madonna del Rosario (parisch church), Chivasso, Torino, Italy
In 1747 Johann Sebastian Bach went to Potsdam visiting his second son Carl Philipp Emanuel, who was at the court of Frederik the Great. In that occasion the elderly musician was welcomed with all the honors by the king of Prussia, great music lover, who asked him to improvise at the harpsichord a fugue for three voices on a deeply chromatic theme proposed by him. After happily completing this task, the king asked Bach to create a fugue for six voices on the same theme. The achievement however was too difficult to be improvised and for this reason Bach answered the king that he would send him a copy of this work after his return to Lipsia. From this memorable evening arose the Offerta Musicale, one of the huge masterpieces by the genius of Bach, a speculative work that continues nowadays to arouse regard and astonishment in the public. This piece is proposed by Elegia thanks to the Turin Baroque Orchestra soloists’ masterful reading, that already in 2017 has emerged with the splendid CD dedicated to the organ concerts by Vivaldi and that came up to the music of Bach with the same musicality and the same high interpretation.



Nicola Brovelli: violoncello barocco, Maurizio Vella, Cremona 2016, modello Maggini
Francesca Odling: traversiere, Carlo Palanca, 1750ca. Copia di Martin Wenner
Paola Nervi: violino barocco, Federico Lowemberger, Genova 2004. Copia di Maggini
Svetlana Fomina: violino barocco, Johannes Fichtl, Mittenwald, 1767; viola barocca: anonimo del 18 sec.
Gianluca Cagnani: organo Guido Pinchi op. 412, 1996; clavicembalo Bizzi, costruito secondo il modello italiano Giusti.

Additional info about this CD
Recorded in Madonna del Rosario (paris church), Chivasso, Torino Italy, in January 2018
16 pages full colour booklet (Ita and Eng)
Musicology comment,
Artists biography





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