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Bach: Sonatas For Harpsichord And Violin, BWV 1014-1019

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
02-11-2018
Label:
Barcode:
4015372820732
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
ES2073
Bach: Sonatas For Harpsichord And Violin, BWV 1014-1019
Bach: Sonatas For Harpsichord And Violin, BWV 1014-1019

Description

In this first recording for the ES-DUR label, Anais Chen, baroque violin, and her musical partner Alexandra Ivanova approach J S Bach's sonatas on the harpsichord in a highly differentiated manner, with style and passion.

In 1859, the Austrian opera singer and music collector, Franz Xaver Hauser, made a remarkable find in an attic: he discovered a manuscript "Six Sonatas for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord" by Johann Sebastian Bach, which is the oldest surviving copy of these works to date. It was largely created by Bach's nephew Johann Heinrich Back in 1725 who was 18 years old at the time. These sonatas, which count amongst Bach's most performed and recorded chamber music works, were already widely distributed in the 18th century amongst his contemporaries. In this cycle, Bach frees the harpsichord from its role as a figured bass instrument and juxtaposes the right hand of the keyboard instrument with the violin, while the left hand establishes the bass.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach counted these amongst the "best works of his dear father" and wrote in a letter to Johann Sebastian's first biographer, Johann Nikolaus Forkel 1774: "There are certain Adagios in them whose cantabile qualities are unsurpassed to this day."

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: I. Adagio
  3. Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: II. Allegro
  4. Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: III. Andante
  5. Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: IV. Allegro
  6. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: I. Allegro
  7. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: II. Allegro
  8. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: III. Andante un poco
  9. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: IV. Presto
  10. Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: I. Adagio
  11. Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: II. Allegro
  12. Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: III. Adagio ma non tanto
  13. Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: IV. Allegro
  14. Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: I. Largo
  15. Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: II. Allegro
  16. Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: III. Adagio
  17. Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: IV. Allegro
  18. Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: I. Largo
  19. Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: II. Allegro
  20. Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: III. Adagio
  21. Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: IV. Vivace
  22. Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: I. Allegro
  23. Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: II. Largo
  24. Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: III. Allegro
  25. Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: IV. Adagio
  26. Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: V. Allegro
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