June 9, 2019:

Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: Gavotte (Arr. for Strings, Mandolins, Banjo and Mandocello)

The surviving manuscript for the Gavotte was made by Bach in 1720 in Cöthen, Germany. Sergey Rachmaninov reworked the original solo violin part for piano. This arrangement utilizes 2 violins, 2 mandolins, viola, banjo, violoncello and mandocello. An earlier version of this arrangement was recorded in the early 1990s by the Modern Mandolin Quartet (of which I was a  member at the time, playing mandocello), and the Turtle Island String Quartet. The MMQ / TISQ version was an arranging collaboration between me and Paul Binkley (mandola player for the MMQ). I reworked the arrangement and rerecorded it in Oakland, California in 2019. 

During the recording process, we often referred to this arrangement as the: Бах-манинов — Спасибо, Polina! : )

Nadya Tichman - Violin I

Polina Sedukh - Violin II

Emily Onderdonk - Viola

Miriam Perkoff - Violoncello

John (Джон) Imholz - Mandolins, banjo, and mandocello

Mastering: John (Джон) Cuniberti

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Marienplatz, München - 17 April 2019, by Fanya Sandrine Imholz

Marienplatz, München - 17 April 2019, by Fanya Sandrine Imholz