Bach: Magna Sequentia Ii - A Grand Suite Of Dances
Sonia Rubinsky’s Magna Sequentia I was constructed around a Partita from Bach’s Clavier-Ubung I but this second volume focuses on the French Overture from Clavier-Ubung II. Each of the 17 movements has been selected to illustrate the different styles and expressive moods of Bach’s dance writing. This unique sequence showcases three specific national styles: the ornate and sophisticated French school, virtuosic Italian writing, and the stricter fugal writing of the German style. Contemporary insights about in Rubinsky’s historically informed playing.