J. S. Bach: Suites Anglaises No. 2 & 6 - Concerto Italien Pierre Hantaï
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Choral, BWV 691
- 1Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten02:04
- BWV 944
- 2Fantaisie en La Mineur00:54
- Suite anglaise n°2 en la mineur BWV 807
- 3I. Prélude05:29
- 4II. Allemande04:05
- 5III. Courante02:05
- 6IV. Sarabande03:54
- 7V. Bourrées 1 & 204:29
- 8VI. Gigue02:33
- Choral BWV 690
- 9Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten02:18
- Choral BWV 728
- 10Jesus, meine Zuversicht02:05
- Concerto italien en fa majeur BWV 971
- 12II. Andante04:23
- 13III. Presto04:04
- Choral BWV 706
- 14Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier01:27
- Suite anglaise n°6 en ré mineur BWV 811
- 15I. Prélude08:46
- 16II. Allemande04:46
- 17III. Courante02:25
- 18IV. Sarabande03:10
- 19V. Double02:56
- 20VI. Gavottes 1 & 204:18
- 21VII. Gigue03:51
Info for J. S. Bach: Suites Anglaises No. 2 & 6 - Concerto Italien
A new album from Pierre Hantaï is always an event. This recording based around Johann Sebastian Bach, gives pride of place to the Italian Concerto, and makes us rediscover the masterpieces of the cantor of Leipzig in a unique interpretation from the star French harpsichordist. A must have addition to his discography which includes a number of recordings for Mirare: Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I), Goldberg Variations, and flute sonatas (with Hugo Reyne); three discs of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; a program of works by François Couperin; and most recently a recording of music for two harpsichords by Rameau (with Skip Sempé).
Pierre Hantaï, harpsichord
Born in 1964, became passionately devoted to the music of Bach around the age of ten. Thanks to the influence of Gustav Leonhardt, he began to study the harpsichord, alone at first, then guided by the American teacher Arthur Haas. He gave his first concerts at an early age, alone or with his brothers Marc and Jérôme. He then spent two years studying in Amsterdam with Gustav Leonhardt, who subsequently invited him to perform under his direction.
In the years that followed he collaborated with many musicians and directors of Baroque ensembles, among them Philippe Herreweghe, the Kuijken brothers, François Fernandez, Marc Minkowski, and Philippe Pierlot. Nowadays he mostly performs as a soloist around the world. He often appears as a guest with Jordi Savall, and he also enjoys joining his brothers and such friends as Hugo Reyne, Sébastien Marq, Amandine Beyer, Skip Sempé, Olivier Fortin, Christophe Coin and Jean-Guihen Queyras to play chamber music.
He recently re-formed the ensemble he created in the 1980s, Le Concert Français, for several concerts and a disc of suites and cantatas by Bach.
His extensive discography includes a number of recordings for Mirare: Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I), Goldberg Variations, and flutesonatas (with Hugo Reyne); three discs of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; a program of works by François Couperin; and most recently a recording of music for two harpsichords by Rameau (with Skip Sempé).