Bach, J.S. / Rohmann / Fassang: Sonatas & Partitas
Artist: Bach, J.S. / Rohmann / Fassang
Title: Sonatas & Partitas
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
J. S. Bach's sonatas for violin and harpsichord and his solo partitas for violin and flute are presented on this recording on solo cello or on cello and organ. The transcriptions were made by Ditta Rohmann and Laszlo Fassang. The two instruments are a special feature of the recording: the cellist plays every piece on violoncello piccolo, a five-string cello often used in Bach's time, while the Thuringian style organ of the Cegled Lutheran church was modeled on instruments the master had used in his time. Ditta Rohmann is a versatile musician, whom we may encounter as a soloist in great concert halls as well as improvising with world music ensembles or playing a major role in joine productions with dancers, as a chamber musician, and most recently as an actress. She currently teaches private students and leads masterclasses. As the prizewinner of the most prestigious organ competitions in the world, Laszlo Fassang is one of the most versatile organists of his generation. He received his degrees with distinction from the Liszt Academy of Music and the Paris Conservatory. Prominent among his prizes are the golden medal for improvisation at the 2002 Calgary competition and the grand prix for interpretation and audience prize at the 2004 organ competition in Chartres.