Laura Pontecorvo & Rinaldo Alessandrini – Bach: Sonate a cembalo obligato e traversiere solo (2018) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Laura Pontecorvo & Rinaldo Alessandrini – Bach: Sonate a cembalo obligato e traversiere solo (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:23 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Classical
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Sadly, the majority of Bach’s works for transverse flute and clavier (be that obbligato or continuo) have survived only in truncated form, in manuscripts stuffed full of mistakes – surely the result of a hasty copy job from an older work, now lost – to say nothing of doubtful attributions, meaning that flautists have little choice but to take what they’re given and do the best with it they can. And that is exactly what Laura Pontecorvo is doing, ably accompanied by Rinaldo Alessandrini on the harpsichord: the truncated works have been finished, the errors corrected, the transpositions restored to their original form, with the result that we find ourselves confronted by works which are almost “new”, but still very much by Bach! What links all these works is that the harpsichord part is more than a simple basso continuo – which would require that the harpsichord player improvise an accompaniment, or at least write one for themselves – but a concerting part, written by Bach himself. Incidentally, this gives us an excellent idea of how one should write one’s own basso continuo: imitations galore, a great harmonic transparency, unflagging elegance. The missing parts of the Sonata BWV 1032 – the original manuscript is sadly incomplete – have been deftly filled in by Alessandrini, who manages to perfectly respect the Cantor’s discourse.

Tracklist:
01. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in B Minor, BWV 1030: I. Andante
02. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in B Minor, BWV 1030: II. Largo e dolce
03. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in B Minor, BWV 1030: III. Presto
04. Violin Sonata in G Major, BWV 1019: I. Allegro (Transcripted for Flute and Harpischord)
05. Violin Sonata in G Major, BWV 1019: II. Largo (Transcripted for Flute and Harpischord)
06. Violin Sonata in G Major, BWV 1019: III. Allegro (Transcripted for Flute and Harpischord)
07. Violin Sonata in G Major, BWV 1019: IV. Adagio (Transcripted for Flute and Harpischord)
08. Violin Sonata in G Major, BWV 1019: V. Allegro (Transcripted for Flute and Harpischord)
09. Organ Sonata in C Minor, BWV 526: I. Vivace (Transcripted for Flute and Harpsichord in E Minor)
10. Organ Sonata in C Minor, BWV 526: II. Largo (Transcripted for Flute and Harpsichord in E Minor)
11. Organ Sonata in C Minor, BWV 526: III. Allegro (Transcripted for Flute and Harpsichord in E Minor)
12. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in A Major, BWV 1032: I. Vivace (Reconstruction by Rinaldo Alessandrini)
13. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in A Major, BWV 1032: II. Largo e dolce
14. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in A Major, BWV 1032: III. Allegro

Personnel:
Laura Pontecorvo, flute
Rinaldo Alessandrini, harpsichord

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