Thibault Cauvin – Bach - 2023 Classical Guitar - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP

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Thibault Cauvin – Bach

Label:    Sony Classical – 196587846312
Format:    2 x Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Comes with an insert + a commercial postcard placed at the back cover advertising Cauvin's next live performance at Le Châtelet on March, 8th 2023.
Country:    Europe
Released:    Feb 17, 2023
Genre:    Classical
Style:    Baroque


A1        Toccata
A2        Fugue

B1        Bach Autrement I
B2        Bach Autrement II
B3        Bach Autrement III


C1        Allemande
C2        Courante
C3        Sarabande
C4        Gigue

D1        Chaconne



Thibault Cauvin is a French guitarist , born on July 16 , 1984in Bordeaux . He said in 2014 that he had given more than 1,000 concerts in nearly 120 countries, recorded 10 albums and won 36 international awards before the age of 20.

"Bach on the guitar is not new, with guitar performances of the Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 for solo violin, BWV 1004, dating back to the transcription of Andrés Segovia, but this one by hot guitarist Thibault Cauvin (it landed on classical best-seller charts in early 2023) is of a different sort. The title Bach might lead one to expect a varied recital, but in fact, there are just two Bach works included, both of the composer's most extreme kind. Cauvin makes a dramatic impression right off with the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, a work that one might not think would be amenable to guitar transcription. He plays his own adaptations; for the Partita No. 2 for solo violin, he is perhaps playing directly from the violin score. 

Cauvin's work is enhanced by the sound, recorded at the small medieval Church of Bourg-au-Bost, a place with personal significance for the guitarist. Even if one usually finds church performances of music for plucked stringed instruments inappropriately booming, give this one a try: it manages to be reverberant and intimate at the same time. It all comes together in the Partita No. 2 for solo violin, a work where the technical challenge of rendering polyphony on a violin is part and parcel of the effect. Cauvin's intensity reproduces this effect on an instrument where there is no technical challenge. The entr'acte, consisting of three works by Cauvin's brother Jordan that are based on Bach Preludes, is likewise unorthodox. This is far from an everyday Bach transcription recital, and it is likely to strengthen the trajectory of this rising guitar star's career." (AllMusic review by James Manheim)

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