Thomas Ragossnig – J.S. Bach: Inventionen und Sinfonien

Artists: Thomas Ragossnig

Title: J.S. Bach: Inventionen und Sinfonien BWV 772-801

Catalogue No.: SM 236

Release: 29.04.2016

Description

Why a recording of Bach’s Inventions and Sinfonias in altered order?

The 1723 fair copy of both the Inventions and the Sinfonias has the keys ordered according to the ascending scale (C major / C minor; D major / D minor etc.). There is however no compelling reason to perform them that way; there are musically more meaningful and attractive sequences.
Thomas Ragossnig presents one of them on this CD for the first time. He mixes the Inventions and Sinfonias in the same key and performs them in groups of two or four.

The result is a musically exciting sequence of Inventions and Sinfonias that gives the listener the opportunity to linger longer in each key, as in a Baroque suite.

Thomas Ragossnig zestfully interprets the various musical affections in these miniatures, so that these complex works function as a musically meaningful and stimulating cycle and not only as “contrapuntal references”.

Tracklist

1 Inventio 1 C-Dur, BWV 772 1:16 Johann Sebastian Bach
2 Inventio 2 c-moll, BWV 773 2:07 Johann Sebastian Bach
3 Sinfonia 1 C-Dur, BWV 787 1:10 Johann Sebastian Bach
4 Sinfonia 2 c-moll, BWV 788 2:05 Johann Sebastian Bach
5 Sinfonia 8 F-Dur, BWV 794 1:14 Johann Sebastian Bach
6 Inventio 9 f-moll, BWV 789 2:08 Johann Sebastian Bach
7 Sinfonia 9 f-moll, BWV 795 3:20 Johann Sebastian Bach
8 Inventio 8 F-Dur, BWV 779 1:00 Johann Sebastian Bach
9 Inventio 14 B-Dur, BWV 785 1:31 Johann Sebastian Bach
10 Sinfonia 14 B-Dur, BWV 800 2:01 Johann Sebastian Bach
11 Inventio 5 Es-Dur, BWV 776 1:39 Johann Sebastian Bach
12 Sinfonia 5 Es-Dur, BWV 791 3:13 Johann Sebastian Bach
13 Inventio 11 g-moll, BWV 782 1:48 Johann Sebastian Bach
14 Sinfonia 10 G-Dur, BWV 796 1:09 Johann Sebastian Bach
15 Sinfonia 11 g-moll, BWV 797 2:30 Johann Sebastian Bach
16 Inventio 10 G-Dur, BWV 781 0:56 Johann Sebastian Bach
17 Inventio 3 D-Dur, BWV 774 1:07 Johann Sebastian Bach
18 Sinfonia 3 D-Dur, BWV 789 1:17 Johann Sebastian Bach
19 Inventio 4 d-moll, BWV 775 0:55 Johann Sebastian Bach
20 Sinfonia 4 d-moll, BWV 790 1:52 Johann Sebastian Bach
21 Sinfonia 12 A-Dur, BWV 798 1:32 Johann Sebastian Bach
22 Sinfonia 13 a-moll, BWV 799 1:53 Johann Sebastian Bach
23 Inventio 13 a-moll, BWV 784 1:06 Johann Sebastian Bach
24 Inventio 12 A-Dur, BWV 783 1:22 Johann Sebastian Bach
25 Inventio 7 e-moll, BWV 778 1:42 Johann Sebastian Bach
26 Sinfonia 6 E-Dur, BWV 792 1:26 Johann Sebastian Bach
27 Sinfonia 7 e-moll, BWV 793 2:37 Johann Sebastian Bach
28 Inventio 6 E-Dur, BWV 777 3:23 Johann Sebastian Bach
29 Inventio 15 h-moll, BWV 786 1:13 Johann Sebastian Bach
30 Sinfonia 15 h-moll, BWV 801 1:27 Johann Sebastian Bach
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