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"Sechs Sonaten für Violine und Klavier" to be released in 2013 (ECM New Series)
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January 26, 2013
6:26 pm
Olivier Bruchez

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A 2-CD recording of the six sonatas for violin and piano BWV 1014-1019 (Johann Sebastian Bach), by Michelle Makarski (violin) and Keith Jarrett (piano), will be released by ECM in 2013 (the exact release date is currently unknown).

Here's the complete information from the ECM catalogue:

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sechs Sonaten für Violine und Klavier

Michelle Makarski: violin
Keith Jarrett: piano

Sonate b-Moll, BWV 1014
Sonate A-Dur, BWV 1015
Sonate E-Dur, BWV 1016
Sonate c-Moll, BWV 1017
Sonate f-Moll, BWV 1018
Sonate G-Dur, BWV 1019

Recorded November 2010

ECM 2230/31, 2 CD, 476 4582

Thanks to Nick for the information!

Update (January 29, 2013). The cover art has been removed as the ECM catalogue was not supposed to be published online.

Update (May 6, 2013). "Sechs Sonaten für Violine und Klavier" will be released "sometime in September" (according to Keith Jarrett's manager).

Update (July 23, 2013). According to Amazon, this recording will be released on September 3 (US), 6 (Germany), and 9 (UK), under the name "Six Sonatas for Violin and Piano". Thanks to Uwe for the information!

January 27, 2013
8:26 pm
Jonny J Jonson
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Thanks Olivier, what great news.  I didn't realise Jarrett was still practising classical music, what a nice surprise this is to me!

April 6, 2013
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It will be interesting to hear this. KJ has an affinity for Bach, which was clear from his original 1988 WTC book 1 release.

He has also accompanied other musicians in Bach (e.g. played harpsichord with Michela Petri playing flute sonatas arranged for recorder, on the RCA label, 1992) and has shown himself to be a sympathetic accompanist who can generate real synergy with the soloist.

I don't know anything about the violinist, Michelle Makarski, but on the ECM website she is listed on several releases

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including KJ's 1993 recording 'Bridge of Light' and 3 CDs under her own name, so she looks promising.

As far as I know (without doing some research) KJ hasn't recorded any Bach for a long time, so it will be interesting to see if his approach has changed.

I'll definitely be looking out for this release.

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