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Bach sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord

Rachel Podger, Trevor Pinnock

Johann Sebastian Bach

SKU: 14798

Year of release: 2000

Sonata no. 6 in G major 17:12
1. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 03:39
2. Largo Johann Sebastian Bach 01:52
3. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 04:41
4. Adagio Johann Sebastian Bach 03:41
5. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 03:17
Sonata no. 1 in B minor 13:10
6. Adagio Johann Sebastian Bach 03:45
7. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 02:51
8. Andante Johann Sebastian Bach 03:16
9. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 03:17
Sonata no. 2 in A major 13:40
10. Dolce Johann Sebastian Bach 03:02
11. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 03:12
12. Andante un poco Johann Sebastian Bach 03:10
13. Presto Johann Sebastian Bach 04:14
Sonata no. 3 in E major 15:57
14. Adagio Johann Sebastian Bach 04:14
15. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 02:56
16. Adagio ma non tanto Johann Sebastian Bach 04:51
17. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 03:54
Continuo Sonata in E minor 11:21
18. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 01:00
19. Adagio ma non tanto Johann Sebastian Bach 03:25
20. Allemanda Johann Sebastian Bach 03:55
21. Gigue Johann Sebastian Bach 03:00
Continuo Sonata in G major 08:53
22. Adagio Johann Sebastian Bach 03:53
23. Vivace Johann Sebastian Bach 00:57
24. Largo Johann Sebastian Bach 02:34
25. Presto Johann Sebastian Bach 01:27
Sonata no. 4 in C minor 16:43
26. Largo Johann Sebastian Bach 04:14
27. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 04:35
28. Adagio Johann Sebastian Bach 03:10
29. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 04:42
Sonata no. 5 in F minor 17:43
30. Laro Johann Sebastian Bach 07:39
31. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 04:39
32. Adaio Johann Sebastian Bach 02:43
33. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 02:40
Sonata no. 6 in G major Bwv 1019a 18:29
34. Vivace Johann Sebastian Bach 03:44
35. Largo Johann Sebastian Bach 01:38
36. Cembalo solo Johann Sebastian Bach 04:36
37. adagio Johann Sebastian Bach 02:17
38. Violino solo Johann Sebastian Bach 02:25
39. Presto Johann Sebastian Bach 03:46
40. Cantabile from Sonstae no. 6 version 2 Johann Sebastian Bach 06:02
Total time: 139:14

About this album

I remember with pleasure the first readings which Rachel and I made of Bach’s Sonatas. As we explored the challenges of his three-part contrapuntal writing, and the sonorities of movements with more chordal or arpeggiated keyboard parts, we submitted ourselves to Bach’s schooling. Musical architecture, tempo, sonority and balance, phrasing and articulation became points of discussion. Much of the learning lay in the development of a shared musical language which goes beyond words. Those days with Bach laid the foundation for our subsequent chamber music playing and our work within The English Concert. As musicians we eventually come to accept that we can never fully understand the music of Bach. At times we are so in awe of Bach the composer that we lose sight of the man who performed with musicians such as ourselves. Bach, the flamboyant performer, freely arranged and adapted music and was ever willing to upset the compositional balance of his Fifth Brandenburg Concerto for the sake of including the inspired solo cadenza….

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Reviews

Gramophone

(…) The two make a fine match. Both are uncomplicated, utterly instinctive musicians with a sure technical command and sound stylistic sense, and in works as robust and complete as these, that is most of the battle already won. (…) (…) music of a great poetry (…) (…) Podger and Pinnock bring this out superbly (…) (…) this natural beauty – two disc for the price of one – is, quite simply, the best yet.

Klassieke Zaken

(…) Bach zwaar op de hand? Wie Podger en Pinnock bezig hoort is daarvan gelijk genezen.

The Flying Inkpot

(…) much grace and wisdom in their playing, sculpted with scrupulous phrasing and intelligent dynamics, big in conception and execution. (…)

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSadie Audio system
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Analog To Digital ConverterPrism 24 bit / Genex Recorder
Recording DateJune, August 2000
Recording LocationSt. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, England
EditingJared Sacks
Recording Engineerjared Sacks
ProducerJonathan Freeman-attwood