Bach: Partita in E major, Preludio
|Machine-like bowing is too automatic, flexibility is important to give sense of improvisation||00h:03m:52s|
|Wrist is key to softer articulation||00h:07m:16s|
|Preparation of the bow||00h:10m:47s|
|Preludes act as introduction to key of suite||00h:15m:58s|
Viol Soloist Jordi Savall works with Will Haapaniemi on a more improvisatory approach to interpreting Bach's E major Partita Preludio, BWV 1006.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Viol (Viola da gamba) and Violin
Jordi Savall is a Viola da gamba player & conductor from Catalunya. He has been one of the major figures in Early Music since the 1970s, and he has been a major exponent of solo viola da gamba performance as well as various innovative approaches to ensemble. Mr. Savall’s repertory ranges from the medieval era to the French baroque and beyond. Since 1973, he has been a teacher at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. His work in teaching, research and as a concert performer makes him one of the main figures in the process of revaluation of historical music which is happening in Europe.