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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
performances previously reissued as HM 907084
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