[2012·CE24]

Inside Bach

tracks

  1. Adagio from violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (5:27)
  2. Corrente from violin Partita nr.2 D minor BWV1004 (1:35)
  3. Sarabande from Partita nr. 2 D minor BWV1004 (4:20)
  4. Elegia (9:21)
  5. Double from violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV1002 (4:03)
  6. Sarabande from Cello Suite No.4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010 (3:41)
  7. Menuette/Improvisation BWV 1007b/Gigue from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major (6:23)
  8. Allemande from violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 (4:57)
  9. Zona di passagio (11:07)
  10. Sarabande from violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 (2:34)

musicians

Christian Spering, double bass

more info

Produced by Bengt Berger & Christian Spering. Mastered by Claes Persson, CRP. Recorded 2012 at Garaget, Vallentuna, Sweden. Photos by Viktor Gårdsäter. Cover by Lina Åberg & Jon Edergren, EBDC. Liner notes by Niklas Rådström. English translation by Fred Lane. Special thanks to Niklas Rådström, Peter Danemo, Orionteatern & Bert Levins stiftelse för jazzmusik.

Here is Sarabande from violin partita no.1 in B minor, played by Christian and filmed by Erik Vallsten:

Reviews:

“Christian Spering, who has stepped out of his comfort zone to record some of the most impressive music on record in this (2012) or any other year.” – Raul da Gama – full World Music Report review.

“He transforms Bach’s forms into stunning, expressive textures of deep sounds—rich in polyphonic detail—his sensitive explorations of dark timbres and reserved drama demonstrate a commanding mastery of the double bass.” -Eyal Hareuveni – full AAJ review.

“Christian Spering does not only perform the music of Bach solo and on a double bass, he also gives it a contemporary touch. The warm sound of the double bass and Christian’s stunning performance result in a very restfull and relaxing album. Nice. Very nice.” -United Mutations

In swedish:
DN, Tidningen Kulturen
Musikindustrin:  Såväl Rostropovitch som Yo-Yo Mas inspelningar av Bachs cellosviter tillhör de absolut topparna i min musiksamling. Mästerlige Christian Spering drar sig inte för att tolka delar av cellosviterna – liksom kompositioner ursprungligen skrivna för violin – på sin kontrabas. Tack! Lysande!
Lira: “Det finns en sångbarhet och enkelhet i mycket av det Bach skrivit, något som Christian Spering lyfter fram i sina tolkningar. Trots att han är ensam musikant på skivan är den ytterst omväxlande och spännande att lyssna till. Ett i sanning personligt Bach-porträtt.”