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Bach: Violin Sonatas Vol 1 / Elizabeth Blumenstock, John Butt


Release Date: 04/09/2002 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 3957084   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elizabeth BlumenstockJohn Butt
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The six sonatas for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1014-19, contain some of Bach’s loveliest music. These graceful, flowing duets were also among the most revolutionary works of their time, the first such pieces to free the harpsichord from its accompanying, continuo role and grant it equal prominence with the violin.

Elizabeth Blumenstock and John Butt, playing Baroque instruments, highlight the music’s sparkling charm while doing splendid justice to its more expressive moments, such as the captivating Andantes in each of the first two sonatas... In short, these are beautiful performances.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Graham Lock, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 1 in B minor, BWV 1014 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elizabeth Blumenstock (Violin), John Butt (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:  John Butt (Harpsichord), Elizabeth Blumenstock (Violin)
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:  John Butt (Harpsichord), Elizabeth Blumenstock (Violin)
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:  John Butt (Harpsichord), Elizabeth Blumenstock (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 

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