Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout – J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout – J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)
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The six Sonatas for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord BWV 1014-1019 (“obbligato” – compulsory – means the keyboard is fully scored, as opposed to basso continuo for which only the bass is scored, the rest being left to the discretion of the performer, who improvises) are some of these works that Bach kept revisiting and reworking. The oldest remaining source – from around 1725, through one of his nephews – already highlights the will to make these compositions evolve by refining them with successive adjustments. The work underwent another overhaul in Agricola’s manuscript, around 1741, while a copy made around 1750 by Altnickol reveals a third cycle status. An observation made by the musician’s second youngest son, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach – “He wrote these trios just before his end” – seems to have been interpreted as proof that Bach was still working on these sonatas in the last years of his life. This new recording by Isabelle Faust, a great specialist of baroque interpretation, and Christian Bezuidenhout on the harpsichord, discretely reveals the extraordinary richness of these works’ three-voice writing, that resembles the format of a trio sonata.

Tracklist:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
01. Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: I. Adagio
02. Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: II. Allegro
03. Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: III. Andante
04. Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014: IV. Allegro
05. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: I. [Largo]
06. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: II. Allegro
07. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: III. Andante un poco
08. Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015: IV. Presto
09. Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: I. Adagio
10. Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: II. Allegro
11. Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: III. Adagio ma non tanto
12. Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: IV. Allegro
13. Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: I. Largo
14. Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: II. Allegro
15. Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: III. Adagio
16. Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: IV. Allegro
17. Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: I. [Largo]
18. Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: II. Allegro
19. Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: III. Adagio
20. Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018: IV. Vivace
21. Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: I. Allegro
22. Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: II. Largo
23. Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: III. Allegro
24. Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: IV. Adagio
25. Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019: V. Allegro

Personnel:
Isabelle Faust (violin)
Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord)

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