Projects · Bach - solo violin

Rachel’s performances and recordings of J. S. Bach, both solo and orchestral, have long set the benchmark for the interpretation and performance style of this legendary composer. BBC Music Magazine described her recent Bach Doubles and Triples CD in glowing terms: “Podger’s Bach has always been special: this is indispensable.”

Rachel’s affinity with the composer and his repertoire make for intoxicating performances and she is frequently asked to give solo recitals and residencies. Rachel’s most recent series of concerts formed part of the Kings Place year-long extravaganza Bach Unwrapped. The three programmes she performed as part of the festival are below. Of course Bach’s repertoire is extensive, so if you are interested in some of his violin music that is not listed here, please contact us.

Sonata No.1 in G minor for solo violin, BWV 1001
Sonata No.4 in C minor for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1017
Sonata No.1 in B minor for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1014
Partita No.1 in B minor for solo violin, BWV 1002

Sonata No.2 in A minor for solo violin, BWV 1003
Sonata No.6 in G for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1019
Sonata No.5 in F minor for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1018
Partita No.2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004

Sonata No.3 in C for solo violin, BWV 1005
Sonata No.2 in A for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1015
Partita No.3 in E for solo violin, BWV 1006
Sonata No.3 in E for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1016