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J.S. Bach: The Six Flute Sonatas, BWV 1030-1035 / Jean-Michel Tanguy, flute; Miklós Spányi, harpsichord

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in E major, BWV 1035
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1032
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for flute & keyboard in C major, BWV 1033
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for flute & continuo in E minor, BWV 1034
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The six flute sonatas represent one of the highest summits of the flute repertoire. Their date of composition covers decades of Bach's life and each ones represents a somewhat different approach to the genre. The harpsichordist can not only show their own abilities and those of their instrument in the sonatas with virtuoso and independent harpsichord parts but they also feature as a continuo player in two of the sonatas as well. In this recording a modern solid gold Muramatsu flute was used and a ‚Modern' harpsichord in complete accordance with J. S. Bach's aesthetics, as the newest research testifies.

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
Tanguy is a French flutist with a long and distinguished career that began as a student of Jean-Pierre Rampal and Aurele Nicolet and more recently has included judging the Rampal competition established in his teacher's memory. Miklos Spanyi is a Hungarian performer and scholar known especially for his set of CPE Bach's keyboard works recorded on the Swedish label BIS. Tanguy plays a modern gold flute heard with a modern harpsichord. That instrument was built by the Ammer Company in the 1950s and recently restored. It has a "16 foot stop" that drops notes an octave. These added deep bass notes in the harpsichord distinguish this recording from any other I've heard. The third movement of the Sonata in E and opening of the Sonata in A demonstrate the unexpected drama this stop can create. Whatever it's called, the "piccolo stop" creates an extra sparkle in the sound now and then.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Budapest (09/2011).



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030
  • Performers: Miklos Spanyi (Harpsichord); Jean Tanguy (Flute)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1737

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in E major, BWV 1035
  • Performers: Miklos Spanyi (Harpsichord); Jean Tanguy (Flute)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1032
  • Performers: Miklos Spanyi (Harpsichord); Jean Tanguy (Flute)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for flute & keyboard in C major, BWV 1033
  • Performers: Miklos Spanyi (Harpsichord); Jean Tanguy (Flute)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for flute & continuo in E minor, BWV 1034
  • Performers: Miklos Spanyi (Harpsichord); Jean Tanguy (Flute)
  • Running Time: 15 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1724

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031
  • Performers: Miklos Spanyi (Harpsichord); Jean Tanguy (Flute)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1734