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Bach: Sonatas For Violin And Keyboard / Holloway, Moroney


Release Date: 04/11/2000 
Label:  Virgin Classics Veritas Catalog #: 61650   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Susan SheppardDavitt MoroneyJohn Holloway
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Detailed, lovingly shaped performances.

John Holloway and Davitt Moroney have set up a musically rewarding partnership in these brilliantly inventive works, furthermore adding to their programme the two lovely sonatas for violin and continuo long attributed to Bach, and justly so. In both of them they are joined by Susan Sheppard (continuo cello). For these sonatas Moroney has preferred a chamber organ to a harpsichord. On the whole I agree with him, especially for the opening movement of the E minor where a harpsichord cannot effectively sustain the extended pedal note. Also present here are the various movements of the Sonata No. 6 in G major which Bach gradually discarded in the process of arriving at his final
Read more version (BWV1019a)... Holloway and Moroney give considered and mainly effective performances of these very demanding works. Phrasing and articulation are meticulously thought out and as I have remarked previously, Holloway is a violinist who does not lightly eschew matters of detail... I...soon found myself revelling in the wonderful sounds arising from brilliant violin writing partnered by fully worked out concertante parts in both hands of the keyboard... Holloway gives detailed, often lovingly shaped performances—the Largo of the Sonata in C minor, BWV1017 is a good example—and the music is carefully articulated and never hurried... A stylish issue...

-- Nicholas Anderson, Gramophone [6/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G major, BWV 1021 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Susan Sheppard (Cello), Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord), John Holloway (Violin),
Davitt Moroney (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E minor, BWV 1023 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord), John Holloway (Violin), Susan Sheppard (Cello),
Davitt Moroney (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Weimar, Germany (1714 - 1717). 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 1 in B minor, BWV 1014 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord), John Holloway (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 2 in A major, BWV 1015 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord), John Holloway (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord), John Holloway (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 4 in C minor, BWV 1017 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord), John Holloway (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 5 in F minor, BWV 1018 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord), John Holloway (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 6 in G major, BWV 1019 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord), John Holloway (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
9.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G major, BWV 1019a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord), John Holloway (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 

Sound Samples

Sonata in G major for violin and basso continuo BWV1021: I. Adagio
Sonata in G major for violin and basso continuo BWV1021: II. Vivace
Sonata in G major for violin and basso continuo BWV1021: III. Largo
Sonata in G major for violin and basso continuo BWV1021: IV. Presto
Sonata in E minor for violin and basso continuo BWV1023: I. [Prelude] - Adagio ma non tanto
Sonata in E minor for violin and basso continuo BWV1023: II. Allemande
Sonata in E minor for violin and basso continuo BWV1023: III. Gigue
Sonata No. 1 in B minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1014: I. Adagio
Sonata No. 1 in B minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1014: II. Allegro
Sonata No. 1 in B minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1014: III. Andante
Sonata No. 1 in B minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1014: IV. Allegro
Sonata No. 2 in A major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1015: I. Dolce
Sonata No. 2 in A major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1015: II. Allegro assai
Sonata No. 2 in A major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1015: III. Andante un poco
Sonata No. 2 in A major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1015: IV. Presto
Sonata No. 3 in E major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV 1016: I. Adagio
Sonata No. 3 in E major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV 1016: II. Allegro
Sonata No. 3 in E major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV 1016: III. Adagio ma non tanto
Sonata No. 3 in E major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV 1016: IV. Allegro
Sonata No. 4 in C minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1017: I. Largo
Sonata No. 4 in C minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1017: II. Allegro
Sonata No. 4 in C minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1017: III. Adagio
Sonata No. 4 in C minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1017: IV. Allegro
Sonata No. 5 in F minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1018: I. Lamento
Sonata No. 5 in F minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1018: II. Allegro
Sonata No. 5 in F minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1018: III. Adagio
Sonata No. 5 in F minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1018: IV. Vivace
Sonata No. 6 in G major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1019: I. Allegro
Sonata No. 6 in G major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1019: II. Largo
Sonata No. 6 in G major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1019: III. Allegro [harpsichord solo]
Sonata No. 6 in G major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1019: IV. Adagio
Sonata No. 6 in G major for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1019: V. Allegro
Sonata in G for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1019a: I. Adagio
Sonata in G for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1019a: II. Cantabile, ma un poco adagio
Sonata in G for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1019a: III. [harpsichord solo]
Sonata in G for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1019a: IV. violino solo e basso (violin part reconstructed after Partita in E minor for keyboard BWV830)

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