Bach: Violin Sonatas Vol 2 / Ehnes, Loiselle, Beauséjour

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 6 in G major, BWV 1019
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for violin & keyboard no 6 in G major (variant), BWV 1019a
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for violin & continuo in G major, BWV 1021
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for violin & continuo in E minor, BWV 1023
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Notes & Reviews:

Mr. Ehnes’s 2001 Analekta recording French Showpieces with l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec under the direction of Yoav Talmi earned high praise as did Prokofiev’s Two Sonatas and Five Melodies with pianist Wendy Chen. Bach’s Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord were the first sonatas to take the harpsichord beyond from its role as a simple accompanying instrument and give it a central position in the music. Up until these works, such sonatas would be scored for violin and basso continuo - where the harpsichord and a cello would play “background music” to highlight the violin’s central part. Here, however, the harpsichord is specified and given a true instrumental role.



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
  • Performers: Luc Beauséjour (Harpsichord); James Ehnes (Violin)
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget (12/15/2005-12/17/2005)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 6 in G major, BWV 1019
  • Performers: Luc Beauséjour (Harpsichord); James Ehnes (Violin)
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget (12/15/2005-12/17/2005)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for violin & keyboard no 6 in G major (variant), BWV 1019a
  • Performers: Luc Beauséjour (Harpsichord); James Ehnes (Violin)
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget (12/15/2005-12/17/2005)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1727

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for violin & continuo in G major, BWV 1021
  • Performers: Luc Beauséjour (Harpsichord); Benoît Loiselle (Cello); James Ehnes (Violin)
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget (12/15/2005-12/17/2005)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1732-1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for violin & continuo in E minor, BWV 1023
  • Performers: Luc Beauséjour (Harpsichord); Benoît Loiselle (Cello); James Ehnes (Violin)
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget (12/15/2005-12/17/2005)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1714-1717