Bach: Violin Sonatas

J.S. Bach: The Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard
BWV 1014-19, 1021, 1023
John Holloway / Davitt Moroney
Virgin Edition 61237 (2 CDs)

Performers: John Holloway (violin), Davitt Moroney (harpsichord, organ), Susan Sheppard (cello)

Instruments: Violin - Michiel de Hoog (1985, after N. Amati); Harpsichord - Andrew Garrett & Richard Clayson (1980, after JD Dulcken 1745); Organ - Martin Goetze & Dominic Gwynn (1985, late 17th century); Cello - Stainer School (c.1730)

Playing time: 131'

Recording date: February 1988; Original release: 1989; Re-released mid-price: 1995

Along with the set of six sonatas for violin and harpsichord obbligato (BWV 1014-19), this set also includes the two sonatas for violin and basso continuo (BWV 1021 & 1023). An appendix is provided to reconstruct all three versions of the Sonata No. 6 (BWV 1019).

Together with part of the Flute Sonatas BWV 1030-35, and the Viola da gamba Sonatas BWV 1027-9, these sonatas form Bach's output of trio sonatas with obbligato keyboard parts.

Other important recordings:

Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord
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Todd M. McComb