Bach: Dialogue / Oberlinger, Karamazov
Dorothee Oberlinger Edin Karamazov
Bach: Concerto d-moll BWV 974 nach Marcello; Suite c-moll BWV 997; Sonate g-moll BWV 1034; Choral BWV 659 "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland"; Prelude aus BWV 1007; Allemande aus BWV 1013
Dorothee Oberlinger has chosen a congenial partner in lutenist Edin Karamazov for her new album of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Karamazov became world-famous and known to a wide audience through his album with the pop singer Sting, and on the new CD he can also demonstrate his talent as an arranger. For this album he has rewritten works by Bach for recorder and lute together with Oberlinger: the album "Dialogues" opens with the chorale prelude "Nun kommt der Heiden Heiland" BWV 659, here to be heard - and no less heartfelt than the original - with recorder and lute. Also brilliant is Bach's Concerto BWV 974 (which is based on the Oboe Concerto by Alessandro Marcello) in the new version for flute and lute. And for the recording Edin Karamazov has also arranged a prelude from Bach's famous Cello Suite BWV 1007 for his lute, a track with real "hit" potential. The CD also includes two of Johann Sebastian Bach's famous (original) flute sonatas with continuo accompaniment: the Sonata BWV 1034, which is probably Bach's earliest surviving sonata for transverse flute and basso continuo, and the Sonata BWV 1035 Dorothee Oberlinger also appears solo on the album, with Bach's Partita BWV 1013 for flute. The album ends with Partita BWV 997, originally written by Bach for a Lautenwerck, a lute-sounding harpsichord widely used in the Baroque period. Karamazov and Oberlinger have also beautifully arranged this suite for recorder and lute.