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Bach: 6 Sonatas for Violin & Piano / Duo Concertante


Release Date: 03/18/2016 
Label:  Marquis   Catalog #: 81521   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Concertante
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following the success of their critically acclaimed Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano Duo Concertante have recorded J. S. Bach: Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard.

Gramophone described their Beethoven recording as “deeply integrated performances as if the music were being created on the spot…Dahl and Steeves both have a way with a turn and a trill, based on thoughtful study and practical experience, which they use as expressive devices to liberate the music’s ebb and flow.”

As a set, Bach’s Six Sonatas or Violin and Keyboard represent a remarkable achievement in the development of the sonata for solo instrument and accompaniment. The violin and keyboard parts are equal participants in the
Read more musical dialogue and create a true duo texture. The series is landmark in the history of the genre.

Canada’s premiere violin and piano ensemble, Duo Concertante is known for the passion and brilliance of their performances. This husband and wife team’s extraordinarily unified voice has become one of the most striking features of their work, and earned them much critical praise. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 6 in G major, BWV 1019 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Concertante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2014/06/2015 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto 
Length: 15 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 4 in C minor, BWV 1017 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Concertante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2014/06/2015 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto 
Length: 16 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 2 in A major, BWV 1015 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Concertante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2014/06/2015 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto 
Length: 13 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 1 in B minor, BWV 1014 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Concertante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2014/06/2015 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto 
Length: 12 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 5 in F minor, BWV 1018 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Concertante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2014/06/2015 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto 
Length: 17 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Concertante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2014/06/2015 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto 
Length: 15 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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