J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Sonatas pur viole de gambe et clavecin

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Juan Manuel Quintana
Soloists:Juan Manuel Quintana
Celine Frisch
Viola da Gamba
Individual Works:Sonate BWV 1027
Sonate BWV 1028
Sonate BWV 1029
Sonate BWV 1019 (transcription of the Sonata for violin and harpsichord)
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Harmonia Mundi
Catalog Number:HMC 901712
Year Released/Recorded:2001
Total Playing Time:57'27
Comments:Jordan Sayers said:

A fantastic recording in every respect by these two young musicians. Juan Manuel Quintana (b.1972)and Celine Frisch (b.1974) demonstrate that the future of baroque is capable and sensitive hands. I prefer this Harmonia Mundi recording of the gamba sonatas over all others I've heard: the sound is superb and the balance of viola da gambe and harpsichord is perfect. With many of my favorite musicians having aged well beyond their peak of performance, it is a relief to find recordings like this.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Jordan Sayers
Date First Submitted:05/14/2003