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Plucked Bach

Plucked Bach

Valletta Baroque Festival 2024



Alon Sariel - mandolin, oud, baroque-guitar/lute



Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

Prelude from Violin Partita No. 3, BWV 1006 

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 2, BWV 1008 

Alon Sariel (1986-)

Mandolin Partita

Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuettes, Gigue

Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909)

Asturias from Suite Española 

Robert de Visée (c. 1656/1660 - 1732)

- Passacaille from Livre de pièces pour la guitarre, 1686

- Entrée from Manuscript Vaudry de Saizenay. Besançon, 1699

- Chaconne from Manuscript Vaudry de Saizenay

Johann Sebastian Bach

Gavottes from Cello Suite No. 6, BWV 1012

Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata & Fugue for organ, BWV 565 

Programme Notes


Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the first composers that I encountered, already as a kid, and his music has been accompanying me ever since. However, it wasn't until the recent pandemic that I could find the opportunity to dive into a recording project which resembles this journey with Bach's solo music. "Plucked Bach" (vol. 1 & 2) features my own arrangements of parts of this "musical bible" - the cello suites, the violin sonatas and partitas - next to other selected works, originally for the organ or the lute.


I feel fortunate to be able to perform solo Bach recitals with my different instruments around Europe, and the more I do this, the stronger my feeling becomes that this journey has no end. More than a concert programme, it is a living process with myself as a musician and an instrumentalist, hand in hand with the divine music by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Alon Sariel 

13 January 2024
Aula Capitulare, Mdina
€20 - €30
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Valletta Baroque Festival 2024

Plucked Bach

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