This february, six exceptionally talented young artists from the worldrenowned kronberg academy in germany travel to new york city to make their carnegie hall debut over four concerts in weill. Get up to date with the latest news and stories about the person antoine tamestit at the irish times. Perhaps they will be of interest to folks wanting to learn more about this iconic and fascinating composer at the core of baroque music and a key influence on the classical and romantic waves that followed. Antoine tamestit and his artistic partner masato suzuki, principal conductor of the famous bach collegium japan, immersed themselves in bach s three sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord in order to present this sublime interpretation using a modern viola. Antoine tamestit is professor at the cologne musikhochschule. To see videos of other music from suzuki viola book 6, go here. Buy trio wanderer, antoine tamestits album titled faure. Antoine tamestit and masato suzuki, principal conductor of the famous bach collegium japan, immersed themselves in bach s three sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord in order to present this sublime interpretation using a modern viola. List of books and articles about johann sebastian bach. Antoine tamestit has achieved that rare thing as a violist of playing at the highest level with orchestra and being constantly in demand as a chamber musician and recitalist. Nov 17, 2017 every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and tv shows of the past 12 months. Oddnumbered cello suites from tamestit and his viola by.
Naive has just simultaneously released two new projects of bach cello suites arranged for other instruments. Kaplan penthouse as part of the mostly mozart festival. Quickerspeaking strings make the viola more nimble than the cello, and in tamestit s accounts of three of the cello suites the dance. Although i play the cello suites and the d minor violin partita, i find bachs three viola da gamba sonatas bwv10279 to be closest to the viola.
As a child, antoine tamestit studied the violin, but at age 10, he fell in love with the six unaccompanied cello suites of j. Bach s suites with naive records, released in november 2012. But after hearing the bach cello suites around the age of nine, he expressed the desire to play a lowerpitched instrument. Antoine tamestit viola short biography bach cantatas. He feels the color in the sound, which informs his interpretation. Nimike az nimike za tuotenumerot az tuotenumerot za vanhin uusin alhaisin hinta korkein hinta. Together with nobuko imai, antoine tamestit is coartistic director of the viola space festival in japan, focusing on the development of viola repertoire and a wide range of education programmes. For kashkashian, bachs music is both a true and faithful companion and a reference point against which all creative endeavor may be measured. Tamestits second release in 2019 was bachs sonatas for viola da gamba which he recorded with masato suzuki. And it was he who gave the solo recital in the kaplan penthouse. I grew to become an adept of bach last year and read several books that i loved. This first volume presents suites 1, 3 and 5 these universal and fascinating works have been tamestit s favorites almost for ever and those that made him switch from the violin to the viola when he was 10 years old.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Not only do they present bachs three sonatas for viola da gamba in a new guise and one that, as tamestit argues, could very well have existed in the composers own time but they also showcase a wholly unique instrument. His teacher at the time also played the viola and introduced him to the instrument. Oct 12, 2018 bachs six cello suites, played on the viola by one of the instruments greatest exponents, kim kashkashian. As a 10year old violin student, antoine tamestit s initial encounter with bachs suites for solo cello. As a 10year old violin student, antoine tamestit s initial encounter with bach s suites for solo cello was my first and most important musical emotion and made him want to switch. Violist antoine tamestit on his career as a solo violist.
Why not register today and enjoy the following great benefits. When someone is as musically accomplished as violist antoine tamestit, boasting a truly international career and an impressive discography, its hard to know where to begin as an interviewer. Bach renewed french violist antoine tamestit releases not one but two albums of bach arrangements in 2019. Antoine tamestit he has achieved the rare distinction as a violist of being in constant demand as a soloist,recitalist and chamber musician. Antoine tamestit, bach, ligeti chaconne bach ligeti. Tamestit was ten when he switched to the viola, motivated by the prospect of playing the bach cello suites on the instrument. Antoine tamestit listen to antoine tamestit on deezer. Here are our top 10 classical cds of the year, voted for by readings staff, and displayed in no particular order. Apparently, he was happy to let his instrument, and bach, do the. Its hardly rare for bachs instrumental works to be arranged for new forces sometimes authentically even by the composer himself, sometimes less so. Considered as one of leading viola players worldwide, antoine tamestit decided to record bach six suites bwv10071012, in two volumes. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from antoine tamestit at the discogs marketplace. French violist antoine tamestit releases not one but two albums of bach arrangements in 2019.
Discover whats missing in your discography and shop for ambroisie releases. Familiar through many years with bach s cello suites, i dont recall ever hearing them on viola. Antoine tamestit bachs instrumental works discography. Tamestits playing and the exceptional sound of his stradivarius bring an amazing new light to those eternal masterpieces, showing clearly why he is considered one. Tamestit s second release in 2019 was bach s sonatas for viola da gamba which he recorded with masato suzuki. Suites 1, 3 and 5 classical music album play streams in full or download mp3 from classical archives, the largest and best organized classical music site on the web.
By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cooki. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Sarabande, cello suite bwv 1007 bayerischer rundfunk. The french violist, antoine tamestit, began his music studies in paris. As a 10year old violin student, antoine tamestit s initial encounter with bachs suites for solo cello was my first and most important musical emotion and made him want to switch. Bach s solo cello suites transfer painlessly to the viola, emerging simply an octave higher.
Bach concerto in c minor, 1st movement from suzuki viola book 6. Naive f v5300 59 ddd whereas it could be argued that antoine tamestit s recording of bach s violin music ambroisie, 807 became a little too throaty when performed on the viola, it can hardly be said that the cello suites in any way suffer the same treatment. The presidents hat, a charming fable set in the mitterrand years, was awarded the prix landerneau decouvertes and the prix relay in 2012 and is published in english by gallic. Interview, antoine tamestit on bach 27th august 2019 the violaplayer talks to david about his recording of the three gamba sonatas on stradivaris gustav mahler viola from 1672 one of only thirteen extant violas by the legendary cremonese luthier. In addition to his peerless technique, he is known for the depth and beauty of his sound with its rich, deep, burnished quality. This first volume presents suites 1, 3 and 5 these universal and fascinating works have been tamestits favorites almost for ever and those that made him switch from the violin to the viola when he was 10 years old. Antoine laurain was born in paris and is a journalist, antiques collector and the author of five novels. Antoine tamestit plays concert for mostly mozart festival. Six suites for viola solo by kim kashkashian on amazon music. Home browse music and performing arts music history of music classical age in music 17501820 johann sebastian bach. Toby deller finds the players lifelong relationship with bach a good starting point. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in 191 countries. Tamestit s repertoire ranges from the baroque he has arranged and recorded bach s cello suites for viola to the contemporary. Musicians of kronberg academy will make carnegie hall debut.
Violist antoine tamestit on his career as a solo violistand the dangers posed by 12 pages of pizzicato. Voice of the viola by antoine tamestit, cedric tiberghien, vieuxtemps, donizetti, mazas, bellini, casimirney. He plays on a viola made by stradivarius in 1672, loaned by the habisreutinger foundation. He was born in paris and following his studies there, he went on to study with jesse levine at yale university and with tabea zimmermann. Antoine tamestit viola short biography bach cantatas website. Piano quartets to enjoy in your home or car, or gift it to another music lover.
Antoine tamestit website contributed by aryeh oron february 20. Antoine tamestits history with bachs suites bwv 10071012 began long ago, when these very works won him to the viola from the violin at age 10. Bach complete cello suites massimiliano martinelli duration. The beauty of the sounds he draws from his instrument is matched only by his humility and generosity in concert and as an educator. Bachs suites with naive records, released in november 2012. Suites n1, 3, 5, an album by antoine tamestit on spotify.
One instrument that doesnt often get a share of the action is the viola, but antoine tamestit and masato suzuki are out to change this with their new album. Even though i knew antoine tamestit was one of the best violists these days, i was unprepared for the unalloyed joy this recording brought me. He is a frenchman, a product of the paris conservatory. But after hearing the bach cello suites around the age of nine, he expressed the desire to play a. Antoine tamestit, violin as a child, antoine tamestit studied the violin, but at age 10, he fell in love with the six unaccompanied cello suites of j. With music streaming on deezer you can discover more than 56 million tracks, create your own playlists, and share your favourite tracks with your friends. The change in instrumentation allows the artists total freedom to rediscover the exquisite qualities.
The baroque violinists own transcriptions of one of the pinnacles of the cello repertoire have an integrity and intelligence thats entirely convincing on its own terms, and the music never stops dancing. Bach and immediately wanted to switch to the cello. He took the stage and immediately, confidently, launched into bach. His teacher advised him that playing that instrument would involve learning a completely new technique, so he was allowed to switch instead to the viola. Discover librarianselected research resources on johann sebastian bach from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. While the smaller instrument may lack the cellos gravitas, it imparts a refreshing transparency to the sound and a lightfooted quality to the dances.
The voice of the viola 2017 official digital download 2496. Antoine tamestit plays on a stradivarius instrument from 1672, with a beautifully even and rich tone. Recording of the week, rachel podger plays the bach cello suites. Antoine tamestit va naive f v5300 59 ddd whereas it could be argued that antoine tamestit s recording of bach s violin music ambroisie, 807 became a little too throaty when performed on the viola, it can hardly be said that the cello suites in.1329 832 641 1095 492 1362 433 1144 1274 513 313 992 1449 1334 689 8 1361 865 1366 802 619 13 291 1512 1317 1381 1072 337 1193 47 296 847 701 1117 1135 602 813