Richard Egarr - J.S.Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Richard Egarr - J.S.Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Richard Egarr - J.S.Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 105:08 minutes | 2.12 GB
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The nineteenth century was one in which musicians were very busy applying names and titles to older musical conventions of form, gure and function. Virtually all of the ‘titles’ applied to ‘Classical’ sonatas, symphonies and chamber music by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven come from a much later time. The music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries also did not escape this desire to name and codify. Bach’s three sets of keyboard suites were herded together, and the two un-named sets given their different national identities. The six suites that make up BWV 812-817 were labeled as “French”, and the six suites BWV 806-811 as “English”. There are, musically speaking, no good reasons for these brandings. The six “French” are no more French than the so-called “English” suites, or the six Partitas that form Clavierübung 1 for that matter.

The six beautiful suites that were combined to form the set on this recording have not gained particular favour in recording or performance, perhaps because of their miniature and intimate nature. Apart from the G major suite (one even I played on the piano as a young boy) which has a certain outgoing and ashy demeanor, these suites make few appearances in concerts or recordings. Recorded performances often omit many repeats in order to squeeze them onto a single disc, reducing their impact even further. …

Tracklist:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Suite no. 1 in d minor, BWV 812
1 I. Allemande 04:14
2 II. Courante 02:00
3 III. Sarabande 02:42
4 IV. Menuet I & II 03:18
5 V. Gigue 03:03

Suite no. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
6 I. Allemande 03:20
7 II. Courante 02:11
8 III. Sarabande 03:29
9 IV. Air 01:26
10 V. Menuet I 01:29
11 VI. Gigue 02:25

Suite no. 3 in B minor, BWV 814
12 I. Allemande 03:49
13 II. Courante 02:17
14 III. Sarabande 03:18
15 IV. Menuet I & II (Trio) 03:44
16 V. Angloise (Gavotte) 01:42
17 VI. Gigue 02:28

Suite no. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 815
18 I. Allemande 03:29
19 II. Courante 02:03
20 III. Sarabande 03:16
21 IV. Gavotte 01:23
22 V. Air 01:52
23 VI. Menuet 00:55
24 VII. Gigue 02:39

Suite no. 5 in g major, BWV 816
25 I. Allemande 03:34
26 II. Courante 01:53
27 III. Sarabande 04:16
28 IV. Gavotte 01:06
29 V. Bourrée 01:28
30 VI. Loure 02:13
31 VII. Gigue 03:56

Suite no. 6 in E major, BWV 817
32 I. Allemande 03:45
33 II. Courante 01:42
34 III. Sarabande 02:54
35 IV. Gavotte 01:06
36 V. Polonaise 01:39
37 VI. Menuet 01:17
38 VII. Bourrée 01:49
39 VIII. Gigue 02:51
40 V. Menuet II01:16
41 French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813/II: II. Courante (after the autograph, Klavierbüchlein 1722) 01:50
42 French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813/II: II. Courante (after the copy by H. N. Gerber) 01:57
43 French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813/II: II. Courante (after the copy by Anna Magdalena Bach, Klavierbüchlein 1725) 02:04

Personnel:
Richard Egarr, harpsichord

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-11-27 14:25:36

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Analyzed: Richard Egarr / Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -13.26 dB -27.77 dB 4:14 01-French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812 - I. Allemande
DR12 -9.09 dB -23.73 dB 2:00 02-French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812 - II. Courante
DR14 -8.56 dB -25.03 dB 2:43 03-French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812 - III. Sarabande
DR12 -11.78 dB -26.41 dB 3:19 04-French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812 - IV. Menuet I & II
DR13 -8.75 dB -23.75 dB 3:04 05-French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812 - V. Gigue
DR12 -12.30 dB -27.30 dB 3:21 06-French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - I. Allemande
DR12 -8.67 dB -23.23 dB 2:11 07-French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - II. Courante
DR12 -12.68 dB -28.27 dB 3:29 08-French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - III. Sarabande
DR12 -10.47 dB -24.19 dB 1:26 09-French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - IV. Air
DR11 -13.57 dB -27.59 dB 1:30 10-French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - V. Menuet I
DR13 -7.70 dB -23.89 dB 2:25 11-French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - VI. Gigue
DR12 -13.85 dB -28.06 dB 3:49 12-French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 - I. Allemande
DR13 -8.71 dB -24.03 dB 2:17 13-French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 - II. Courante
DR12 -14.17 dB -28.58 dB 3:18 14-French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 - III. Sarabande
DR12 -12.61 dB -27.03 dB 3:44 15-French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 - IV. Menuet I & II (Trio)
DR11 -11.07 dB -24.85 dB 1:43 16-French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 - V. Angloise (Gavotte)
DR12 -8.63 dB -22.85 dB 2:28 17-French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 - VI. Gigue
DR11 -14.43 dB -28.32 dB 3:29 18-French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815 - I. Allemande
DR12 -9.10 dB -23.09 dB 2:04 19-French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815 - II. Courante
DR12 -13.59 dB -28.59 dB 3:17 20-French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815 - III. Sarabande
DR11 -13.36 dB -27.00 dB 1:24 21-French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815 - IV. Gavotte
DR12 -9.94 dB -24.73 dB 1:53 22-French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815 - V. Air
DR11 -13.45 dB -27.82 dB 0:56 23-French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815 - VI. Menuet
DR12 -9.03 dB -23.09 dB 2:39 24-French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815 - VII. Gigue
DR12 -13.62 dB -27.44 dB 3:35 25-French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 - I. Allemande
DR12 -8.79 dB -22.54 dB 1:53 26-French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 - II. Courante
DR12 -13.44 dB -28.04 dB 4:16 27-French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 - III. Sarabande
DR12 -10.67 dB -24.23 dB 1:07 28-French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 - IV. Gavotte
DR12 -8.58 dB -22.92 dB 1:28 29-French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 - V. Bourrée
DR13 -11.15 dB -26.27 dB 2:14 30-French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 - VI. Loure
DR12 -8.97 dB -22.75 dB 3:56 31-French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 - VII. Gigue
DR12 -13.32 dB -26.59 dB 3:46 32-French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 - I. Allemande
DR12 -9.49 dB -23.05 dB 1:42 33-French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 - II. Courante
DR13 -10.11 dB -25.44 dB 2:55 34-French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 - III. Sarabande
DR12 -10.71 dB -24.72 dB 1:06 35-French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 - IV. Gavotte
DR12 -9.95 dB -23.73 dB 1:40 36-French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 - V. Polonaise
DR12 -14.08 dB -27.98 dB 1:18 37-French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 - VI. Menuet
DR12 -9.57 dB -22.86 dB 1:49 38-French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 - VII. Bourrée
DR12 -9.21 dB -24.16 dB 2:51 39-French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 - VIII. Gigue
DR11 -13.80 dB -27.57 dB 1:17 40-French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - V. Menuet II
DR12 -8.65 dB -23.45 dB 1:50 41-French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813/II: II. Courante (after the autograph, Klavierbüchlein 1722)
DR13 -8.64 dB -23.49 dB 1:58 42-French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813/II: II. Courante (after the copy by H. N. Gerber)
DR12 -8.67 dB -23.39 dB 2:05 43-French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813/II: II. Courante (after the copy by Anna Magdalena Bach, Klavierbüchlein 1725)
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Number of tracks: 43
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2953 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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