Nov 7, 2022 • 36M

Rosalyn Tureck

Extracts from CD 1: Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita n. 6 in E minor, BWV 830

  • Toccata

  • Allemanda

  • Corrente

  • Aria

  • Sarabanda

  • Tempo di Gavotta

  • Giga

Recorded in September 1957 and June 1958.

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Rosalyn Tureck

Born 1914, in Chicago, died 2003 in New York. Piano lessons already at an early age; from 1928, with Jan Chiapusso. As a 14-year-old she could play Bach’s two-part Inventions by heart in all keys. Became a pupil of Olga Samaroff at the New York Juilliard School in 1931. Aged 18, she learned the “Goldberg” Variations in the space of five weeks and performed them from memory. At 23, she gave a unique series of six weekly Bach recitals in New York, in which she played all the preludes and fugues of the “48”, the “Goldberg” Variations, as well as the Suites and Partitas. Carnegie Hall début in 1935. In 1936 she performed Brahms’s B flat Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy. Concerts all over the USA followed. European tour, 1947. London début, 1953. Numerous gramophone - and later also CD - recordings. Rosalyn Tureck achieved world-wide fame as the “high priestess of Bach”, but is also considered an outstanding interpreter of the works of other composers of the 18th and 19th centuries. At the Venice Biennale she gave the first performance of several 20th-century works.


Contents of CD 1

Johann Sebastian Bach:

  • Partita n. 1

  • Partita n. 3

  • Partita n. 6

Contents of CD 2

Johann Sebastian Bach:

  • Partita n. 2

  • Partita n. 4

  • Partita n. 5

Contents of CD 3

Johann Sebastian Bach:

  • Goldberg Variations

Contents of CD 4

Johann Sebastian Bach:

  • Overture in B minor

  • Concerto italiano

  • 4 Duets

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