Partitas for Saxophone (2014)

Bach

Raaf Hekkema

Even before I entered conservatory to study the saxophone, it was clear there was one composer who stood head and shoulders above the rest: Johann Sebastian Bach. During my studies I used movements from the violin sonatas and partitas as etudes, and realized I could spend endless hours on them without getting bored – and that for someone who hated practicing. Only much later did I learn that scales and etudes are futile if one approaches them with aversion. I therefore thank my present finger technique to the fact that I listened with gusto to recordings by Bach specialists from the 1980s, and whose tone, phrasing and articulation I did my best to emulate on my own instrument.

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Raaf Hekkema

Multiple prize-winner Raaf Hekkema has an adventurous spirit: whether he plays Paganini’s violin concerto with orchestra, explores microtones on the saxophone, unravels the inhumanly complex mathematical musical puzzles that Conlon Nancarrow wrote for the pianola – Hekkema doesn’t bat an eye. Performing mainly his own arrangements, he gives approximately 100 concerts a year the world over. Hekkema has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras and has given many international masterclasses. The solo album ‘Paganini Caprices for Saxophone’ (MDG, 2006) earned him the German  Klassik ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ title. His compositions and arrangements are published by Schottt Music.

Foto - Marco Borgreve

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Partitas for Saxophone (2014)

Bach

Raaf Hekkema

Cables: Siltech
Digital Converters: dCS DSD
Mastering Engineer: Bert van der Wolf
Mastering Equipment: Avalon Acoustic
Microphones: Sonodore
Producer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording Engineer: Bert van der Wolf, Brenden Heinst
Recording location: Dorpskerk Mijnsheerenland Holland
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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CC72648: Partitas for Saxophone
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Partita II , BWV 1004- Allemanda
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Partita II , BWV 1004- Corrente
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Partita II , BWV 1004- Sarabanda
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Partita II , BWV 1004- Giga
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Partita II , BWV 1004- Ciaccona
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Partita III , BWV 1006- Preludio
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Partita III , BWV 1006- Loure
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Partita III , BWV 1006- Gavotte en rondeau
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Partita III , BWV 1006- Menuet I, Menuet II
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Partita III , BWV 1006- Bourr?e
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Partita III , BWV 1006- Gigue
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Partita I, BWV 1002- Allemanda
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Partita I, BWV 1002- Double
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Partita I, BWV 1002- Corrente
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Partita I, BWV 1002- Double-Presto
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Partita I, BWV 1002- Sarabande
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Partita I, BWV 1002- Double
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Partita I, BWV 1002- Tempo di Borea
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Partita I, BWV 1002- Double
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