BACH Werke für Laute Söllscher Vol. 2



Werke für Laute · Works for
Lute · OEuvres pour Luth
Opere per liuto:
Suiten · Suites: BWV 995 +
BWV 1006a
Präludium, Fuge und Allegro,
BWV 998
Präludium, BWV 999
Göran Söllscher, Gitarre (Guitar)
Int. Release 05 Sep. 1988
DDD 0289 413 7192 8 GH

Track List

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite for Lute in G minor, BWV 995

Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat, BWV 998

Arr. Guitar/Lute

Suite in E for Lute, BWV 1006a/1000



Göran Söllscher

Total Playing Time 57:25

"Other guitarists have covered the same territory but not in any comparable way; Söllscher uses a guitar with 11 strings but its tuning is far closer to that of the Renaissance than to that of the baroque lute; it is not a 'historical' instrument, but in this case what instrument would be appropriate? Söllscher's instrument permits him to leave the basses in their proper octaves, without 'compressing' them as 'standard' guitarists must do, a benefit that is richly reaped in the Fugue of BWV998, a work widely accepted as being intended for the lute-harpsichord, not the lute. He is in truth a musician's musician [...]. His playing is technically immaculate and so too is the recording. As an account of this oeuvre (if it may be so described) these two discs are unrivalled."