Johann Sebastian Bach – Sei sonate e partite per violino solo – Lara St. John

Her first Magnatune release is our all-time best-selling album, and now Lara St. John’s “awe-inducing” recording of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo is here as well. When most classical artists record technically challenging works like this one, they typically have to repeat certain phrases over and over during the recording process, but when Lara St John recorded this album at Skywalker Ranch, she played only complete versions of each movement, so the resulting music sounds incredibly fresh and alive. Her approach is especially appropriate for Bach’s Six Sonatas because they’re known for their musical freedom of movement. “Breathtakingly beautiful,” says Allmusic.com.
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[hifi lofi] 01-Sonata No 1 in G minor BWV 1001 – I Adagio (3:42)
[hifi lofi] 02-Sonata No 1 in G minor BWV 1001 – II Fuga (5:04)
[hifi lofi] 03-Sonata No 1 in G minor BWV 1001 – III Siciliana (2:47) Continue reading

Bach – Concerti per violino e orchestra – Lara St. John

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One of today’s most exciting and bestselling classical violinists celebrates her favorite composer. Need we say more? Probably not. But perhaps you’ll be interested in what some others have said: “I felt as though I were hearing the music for the very first time.” —American Record Guide
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[hifi lofi] 01-BWV 1041 : I. Allegro (3:30)
[hifi lofi] 02-BWV 1041 : II. Andante (6:04)
[hifi lofi] 03-BWV 1041 : III. Allegro (3:35)
[hifi lofi] 04-BWV 1042 : I. Allegro (7:33)
[hifi lofi] 05-BWV 1042 : II. Adagio (6:36)
[hifi lofi] 06-BWV 1042 : III. Allegro Assai (2:34)
[hifi lofi] 07-BWV 1043 : I. Vivace (3:20)
[hifi lofi] 08-BWV 1043 : II. Largo (6:20)
[hifi lofi] 09-BWV 1043 : III. Allegro (4:21)
[hifi lofi] 10-BWV 1001 : I. Adagio (3:53)
[hifi lofi] 11-BWV 1001 : II. Fuga (4:51)
[hifi lofi] 12-BWV 1001 : III. Siciliana (2:46)
[hifi lofi] 13-BWV 1001 : IV. Presto (3:21)
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Antonio Vivaldi – Le quattro stagioni – Lara St. John

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[hifi lofi] 01-The Four Seasons- Concerto in E Major Op 8:1 RV 269 – ‘Spring’- I Allegro (3:18)
[hifi lofi] 02-The Four Seasons- Concerto in E Major Op 8:1 RV 269 – ‘Spring’- II Largo (2:37)
[hifi lofi] 03-The Four Seasons- Concerto in E Major Op 8:1 RV 269 – ‘Spring’- III Allegro (3:50)
[hifi lofi] 04-The Four Seasons- Concerto in G Minor Op 8:2 RV 315 – ‘Summer’- I Allegro non molto – Allegro (5:16) Continue reading