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Bach: The Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord / Pine, Vinikour


Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Cedille Records   Catalog #: 177  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton PineJory Vinikour
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, critically acclaimed artists of interntional renown- and also close friends- record together for the first time on this album of J.S. Bach’s complete sonatas for violin and harpsichord. The artists approach these works as Bach intended: as trio sonatas with equally important roles for the violin and the harpsichord’s treble and bass lines. In addition to the six Sonatas, the album offers the remarkable and ravishingly poetic Cantabile, BWV 1019a, a free-standing work that Bach originally conceived as a movement of the Sonata, BWV 1019. Cedille’s audiophile engineering and the intimate acoustics of Evanston, Illinois’s Nichols Hall allow the complex trio textures to blossom with Read more detail. In all, the album sets a new standard for a body of work that Bach’s son, CPE, considered among his father’s finest compositions. Rachel Barton Pine is a Billboard chart-topping artist. Her 2016 album ‘Testament,’ comprising JS Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin entered the Billboard Classical Chart in the No. 1 position, as did her 2013 Cedille album ‘Violin Lullabies.’ Making his Cedille label debut, Vinikour received Grammy Award nominations in the category of Best Solo Instrumental Recording for his 2013 album of modern American music for harpsichord and his 2012 release of Rameau’s complete harpsichord works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 1 in B minor, BWV 1014 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 2 in A major, BWV 1015 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 4 in C minor, BWV 1017 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 5 in F minor, BWV 1018 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 6 in G major, BWV 1019 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 

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