J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Sigiswald Kuijken
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Gustav Leonhardt
Instrumentation:Harpsichord
Violin
Individual Works:Sonata in B minor, BWV 1014
Sonata in A major, BWV 1015 BWV 1015
Sonata in E major, BWV 1016 BWV 1016
Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017 BWV 1017
Sonata in F minor, BWV 1018 BWV 1018
Sonata in G major, BWV 1019 BWV 1019
Format:CD
Record Label:Harmonia Mundi
Catalog Number:77170
Year Released/Recorded:1974
Total Playing Time:94:19
Comments:Phil Faulds said:

An intimate dialogue between violin and keyboard, both equal partners here. Imitative passages are particularly delightful, sometimes achieving a jazz-like spontaneity. Fair sound.

Jan Hanford said:

Some of Bach's most beautiful chamber works. I enjoy Leonhardt's playing very much. Kuijken's performance is uneven; it's often lovely but is sometimes out of tune and a little screechy. There are too many other excellent performances out there for me to recommend this one. I do recommend Leonhardt's recording with Lars Fryden from the Bach 2000 set.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Phil Faulds
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:09/21/1996