Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord
Title:

Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord

Artists:

The Brook Street Band

Release Date:

10th March 2015

Cat No:

AV2321

Price:

£12.49

Summary:

The Brook Street Band has easily earned its reputation as “the smartest new baroque band around (The Times, London). Among today’s most notable Handel specialists, the group’s founder, cellist Tatty Theo, and harpsichordist, Carolyn Gibley, turn their attention for only the second time to the music of J. S. Bach as well as his son Carl Philip Emmanuel. Like father, like son, each wrote three Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord. These works have long been a valued part of the cello repertoire, but this recording is the first to make use of a regular four-string baroque cello.

Tracklist:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Sonata in G, BWV1027 for viola da gamba (cello) and obbligato harpsichord (12.42)
1. I. Adagio (3.32)
2. II. Allegro ma non tanto (3.40)
3. III. Andante (2.18)
4. IV. Allegro moderato (3.12)

Sonata in D, BWV1028, for viola da gamba (cello) and obbligato harpsichord (13.41)
5. I. Adagio (1.41)
6. II. Allegro (3.41)
7. III. Andante (4.12)
8. IV. Allegro (4.07)

Sonata in G minor, BWV1029 for viola da gamba (cello) and obbligato harpsichord (14.08)
9. I. Vivace (5.01) AV 2199
10. II. Adagio (5.26)
11. III. Allegro (3.41)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)
Trio in G minor, Wq88 for viola da gamba (cello) and harpsichord (17.38)
12. I. Allegro moderato (5.57)
13. II. Larghetto (6.04)
14. III. Allegro assai (5.37)

Total time: 58.57

Recorded 27–30 July 2014, Raveningham Church, Norfolk
Produced, engineered and edited by Simon Fox-Gál

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