JS Bach - The Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord | Cedille Records CDR90000177

JS Bach - The Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord


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Label: Cedille Records

Cat No: CDR90000177

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 14th September 2018



Rachel Barton Pine (violin)
Jory Vinikour (harpsichord)


Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantabile in G major, BWV1019a
Violin Sonatas 1-6, BWV1014-1019 (complete)


Rachel Barton Pine (violin)
Jory Vinikour (harpsichord)


Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, critically acclaimed artists of international renown — and also close friends – record together for the first time on this album of J.S. Bach’s complete sonatas for violin and harpsichord.

The artists approach these works as Bach intended: as trio sonatas with equally important roles for the violin and the harpsichord’s treble and bass lines.

In addition to the six Sonatas, the album offers the remarkable and ravishingly poetic Cantabile, BWV 1019a, a free-standing work that Bach originally conceived as a movement of the Sonata, BWV 1019.

Cedille’s audiophile engineering and the intimate acoustics of Evanston, IL’s Nichols Hall allow the complex trio textures to blossom with detail.

In all, the album sets a new standard for a body of work that Bach’s son, C.P.E., considered among his father’s finest compositions.

Pine is a Billboard chart-topping artist. Her 2016 album Testament, comprising J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (Avie), entered the Billboard Classical Chart in the No.1 position, as did her 2013 Cedille album Violin Lullabies. Washington D.C.’s Ionarts blog praises 'her impeccable musicality, astounding technique, and beautiful tone'. Gramophone hails her as 'a most accomplished Baroque violinist, fully the equal of the foremost specialists'. Pine’s concert tours and Cedille recordings with her early music ensemble, Trio Settecento have garnered international critical acclaim.

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