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Bach and Sons: Trio Sonatas / Rampal, Stern, Parnas, Ritter


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 37813   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWilhelm Friedemann BachCarl Philipp Emmanuel BachJ. C. F. Bach
Performer:  John Steele RitterLeslie ParnasIsaac SternJean-Pierre Rampal
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

For those who specifically want a CD of trio sonatas by J. S. Bach & Sons and who prefer stylish playing on modern instruments to the extremes of unabashed Romanticizing or outand-out authenticity, this may be an attractive prospect. As MM observed, the Sonata by Carl Philipp Emanuel is particularly fine, and the unfinished Larghetto of Wilhelm Friedemann's is distinctly haunting.

Jean-Pierre Rampal's flute sound falls gratefully on the ear, more so than the harpsichord continuo or than Isaac Stern's violin. The latter has a slightly fierce, synthetic quality which negates the many sensitive touches in the playing. On CD at least balance is less sympathetic to the flute in the J. S. and C. P. E. works than in Johann
Read more Christoph Friedrich's Sonata, whose galante charms are helped along by an attractive fortepiano continuo.

-- Gramophone [11/1985]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in G major, BWV 1038 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Steele Ritter (Harpsichord), Leslie Parnas (Cello), Isaac Stern (Violin),
Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: no 11, Trio Sonata for Flute and Continuo in C minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Steele Ritter (Harpsichord), Isaac Stern (Violin), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute),
Leslie Parnas (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Basso Continuo in A minor by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), John Steele Ritter (Harpsichord), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
4.
Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Basso Continuo in G major, Wq 150/H 574 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Leslie Parnas (Cello), John Steele Ritter (Harpsichord),
Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1735/1747; Berlin, Germany 
5.
Trio for Harpsichord/Piano, Flute/Violin and Viola in C major, HW 7 no 7 by J. C. F. Bach
Performer:  John Steele Ritter (Harpsichord), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: c1770-1780; Germany 

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