J.S. Bach
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Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Davitt Moroney
Soloists:John Holloway, violin
Davitt Moroney, harpsichord & chamber organ
Susan Sheppard, cello
Instrumentation:Cello
Harpsichord
Chamber Organ
Violin
Individual Works:CD 1:

Sonata for violin & continuo in G major, BWV 1021
Sonata for violin & continuo in E minor, BWV 1023
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 2 in A major, BWV 1015
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016

CD 2:

Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 6 in G major, BWV 1019
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 6 in G major (variant), BWV 1019a

Record Label:Virgin Veritas
Catalog Number:7243 5 61650 2
Year Released/Recorded:Originally: 1989
This release: 1999
Total Playing Time:cd 1: 63:29
cd 2: 67:16
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

Bach's Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord have risen to the top of my favorites and I've been buying various recordings. This one is exceptional with sentitive and lovely playing by John Holloway. The accompaniment on chamber organ of the first two sonatas for violin and continue put me off at first, and then a few minutes later I realized that I loved it. The sound of the violin blends with the organ beautifully. The inclusion of the alternate movements for Sonata No. 6 BWV 1019a is always a rare treat.

These are some of Bach's most melodic and accessible works and this outstanding performance greatly enhances their beauty. A highly recommended new favorite.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:01/29/2002
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