Magna Sequentia III Sonia Rubinsky

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Label: Naxos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):
  • 1Suite in F Minor, BWV 823: I. Prelude02:29
  • 2Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air (Arr. S. Rubinsky for Piano)06:32
  • 3Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731 (Arr. for Piano)02:51
  • 4Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (Arr. for Piano)05:19
  • 5Musical Offering, BWV 1079, Chapter 1 "Regis issu cantio et reliqua canonica arte resoluta": Ricercar à 307:47
  • 6The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in C Major, BWV 846: I. Prelude03:24
  • 7Toccata in E Minor, BWV 91408:17
  • Total Runtime36:39

Info for Magna Sequentia III

Following on from the two large sets of dance suites, Magna Sequentia I (8.574026) and Magna Sequentia II (8.574027), Magna Sequentia III is a contemplative collection featuring a varied group of pieces that spans Bach’s compositional career, from very early works such as the Prelude from the Suite in F minor to works from the end of his life, such as the Ricercar a Tre from The Musical Offering.

Sonia Rubinsky, piano

Sonia Rubinsky
Born in Brazil to a Polish mother and a Lithuanian father, Sonia Rubinsky began her musical studies in the Conservatory of Music of Campinas with Olga Rizzardo Normanha. A child prodigy, she gave her first recital at the age of five and a half years and, at age of 12, she performed as soloist with orchestra. From the age of 13 she studied in Israel at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem, now called The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. At the age of 16, she played for Arthur Rubinstein who praised her temperament.

Among the musicians who have helped shape Rubinsky’s artistry were: Jacob Lateiner, Gina Bachauer, Claude Frank, Leon Fleisher, Benjamin Oren, William Daghlian, Irma Wolpe, Vlado Perlemuter and Murray Perahia.

Rubinsky won a full scholarship to The Juilliard School of Music in New York where she earned her Master’s and Doctor of Arts. As a recitalist she has appeared in the most prestigious concert halls in the world: Carnegie Hall (Stern/Perelman Stage, Weill Recital Hall), Alice Tully Hall, Bargemusic, Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theater, Hertz Hall in the United States, Maison de Radio France in Paris, Sala São Paulo and Teatro Municipal de São Paulo in Brazil, Recanati Hall in and the Jerusalem Theater in Israel and AGA-Zaal in Netherlands.

Rubinsky has played concerti with orchestras in the US and her native Brazil including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and symphony orchestras throughout the United States including Richmond, Springfield, Syracuse, Jacksonville, Cheyenne, Phoenix orchestras, as well as the Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo (OSESP), the Symphony Orchestra of the University of São Paulo (OSUSP), the Orchestra of the Teatro Municipal de São Paulo and the Orchestra of the Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. She has also performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Israel and the Orchestre de Saint Etienne in France.

Booklet for Magna Sequentia III

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