The charismatic and atypical musician, Dmitry Sinkovsky, expresses his artistry through three different musical means: as violinist, conductor and countertenor. A rare combina-tion that Sinkovsky presents at the highest musical level on musical stages across the globe.
In his playing of multiple musical roles, Sinkovsky neatly reflects one of the main ide-as of the Baroque era: using the instrument as a singer's voice, and, conversely, the hu-man voice as the perfect instrument.
After virtuosic contributions as a violinist to the Vivaldi Edition, as well as a 2015 record-ing dedicated to the Prete rosso himself – with everything from the passion of the Four Seasons to opera arias and sacred music - Dmitry Sinkovsky now turns his hand to the ultimate musical reference: Bach.
The programme is carved around the spiritu-al, melancholic, oratorical and sometimes sombre force of the music of the master of Leipzig. Interspersed between the three con-certos for violin and their famous adagios (in which the expressiveness of Sinkovsky's playing is nothing short of a miracle), Sinkov-sky as countertenor sheds a new and very personal light on three of the purest jewels in the whole of music: 'Erbarme Dich' (St. Mat-thew Passion), 'Es Ist Volbracht' (Saint John Passion) and 'Agnus Dei' (Mass in B Minor).
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violin concerto in d minor bwv 1052
1 Allegro 7'28
2 Adagio 6'33
3 Allegro 7'49
4 erbarme dich, from st matthew passion bwv 244 6'18
concerto for violin in g minor bwv 1056
5 [First movement] 3'36
6 Largo 3'07
7 Presto 3'23
8 es ist vollbracht, from st john passion bwv 245 4'49
violin concerto in a minor bwv 1041
9 Allegro moderato 3'57
10 Andante 6'16
11 Allegro assai 3'31
12 agnus dei, from mass in b minor bwv 232 4'36