|Comments:||John W Bruce said:|
If you have not yet discovered the viola da gamba - try this recording for size!!
The clarity is quite excellent with the sonority of the viola da gamba just in front of the beautiful harpsichord - as it should be.
Another interesting point is that this work (1717-1723) was written for Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Coethen, himself an amateur player of some ability, and thus shows the probable standard of such players in bowing and manual dexterity. Another interesting feature of this recording is that it illustrates one of Bach's ornaments rather well, 'the shake', in the finale of Sonata I, bars 37-38.