Sicilian violinist Fabio Biondi dedicated this recital to three of the six great works Bach wrote for solo violin during his stay in Cöthen between 1717 and 1723. With these pieces, the German composer pushed the harmonic, polyphonic possibilities of the violin, demonstrating that it was not simply the lyrical instrument, suitable for playing melodies, of tradition. And he did it through the two great styles of his time: three sonatas, the Italian genre par excellence; three partitas, that is, suites of dances, typical of the French. Biondi will also close his performance with Partita No. 2, which ends with a monumental chaconne, a masterpiece of universal music.
Fabio Biondi, violin
Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004