J S Bach Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord
This CD features the three Sonatas written by Johann Sebastian Bach for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029. In these works the two instruments have equal roles and their light, resonant tonal qualities give clarity to the interweaving lines of the music.
Also on the disc is a transcription of one of Bach’s Organ Trio Sonatas, BWV 526. These Sonatas have a three part texture which many later musicians, including Mozart, have adapted to create chamber music for other instruments.
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