Master class

Master Class with Miriam Fried (I/II)

Bach's Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 - First movement

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Miriam Fried — Teacher, violinist

Miriam Fried — Teacher, violinist

Fuminka Mohri — Violinist

Edi Kotlyar — Violinist

Program notes

Preeminent violinist and New England Conservatory faculty member Miriam Fried works with Fuminka Mohri on the first movement of Bach's Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 at a master class at the Villa Sandra Lesa in Italy.

Likely written during Bach's time in Cöthen in 1720, his six unaccompanied sonatas and partitas for solo violin represent the pinnacle of the instrument's solo repertoire, featuring incredible technical and expressive variety and requireing extraordinary skill. The Second Sonata in A minor begins with an improvisation-like Grave, followed by a Fugue. The Andante's flowing melody over a bass line, both played on a single instrument leads into the perpetual motion of the Allegro finale.

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