|Susan Proud said:|
Review of performance in Gualala California by Bill Darling ICO 10/14/94:
" In J.s. Bach's viola da gamba sonata, the harpsichord was a full partner with the (viola) da gamba. Proud and Dornenburg demonstrated artistry and ensemble playing of rare perfection.
Jan Hanford said:
I was shocked by this bad performance. Dornenburg's tone is thin and ugly and his articulation is sloppy. The harpsichord is lovely and I felt his talent was sadly wasted accompanying Dornenburg's inept performance. One wonders how this even managed to make its way onto cd.
Zoe James said:
This recording of the Bach Gamba Sonatas is great! Dornenburg?s mastery of the viol is evident through his playing - delicate, refined, dynamic, and with beautifully articulated phrases. The gamba and harpsichord ensemble playing seems flawless. This is an inspiring cd and everyone should add it to their collection!
Louise Anderson said:
John Dornenburg's Bach Sonatas are probably the best version I have ever heard. He has a beautiful rich tone, exquisite musicality, and a tremendous sense of ensemble with the harpsichordist Malcolm Proud. Check out his Marais and solo CDs - all fantastic.