J.S. Bach: compositions full of inner strength. The secret to Bach’s music lies perhaps in the fact that the average listener, even if they understand little of the harmonic arts – and indeed, have little inclination to understand – can still absorb his music on many levels. Among these arts is the magic of slightly differentiated repetitions combined with a pulsing rhythm. Another is the simple beauty of melody. These elements would amount to no more than entertaining music, if not for the inner meditative strength that is surely connected with Bach’s unmistakeable grasp of the absolute alignment of spirit and emotion, sense and sensuality. Meditation literally means the contemplation of, but in this word also resides the heart that one must find.
J.S. Bach’s Masterpieces
The virtuosic cellist plays the Gamba Sonatas with a unique five-stringed cello, accompanied by piano & double bass
Recorded in Salzburg, in the new Dorothea Porsche Saal
CD MMB 009/10 · High-Definition 96 kHz 24 Bit · Gold-Disc
Matthias Michael Beckmann, Cello (five stringed)
Clarissa Bürgschwendtner, double bass
Michael Walter, piano
|Sonate Nr.I G-Dur
Sonate Nr.2 D-Dur
Sonate Nr.3 g-Moll
Choral "Jesus bleibet meine Freude"
aus Cantate BWV 147