JS Bach - Viola da Gamba Sonatas | Avie AV2491

JS Bach - Viola da Gamba Sonatas

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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2491

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 26th November 2021

Contents

About

Titans of the period-performance community Sarah Cunningham and Richard Egarr join forces for a dazzling programme of J.S. Bach's three Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord together with arrangements of the Organ Trio Sonata no.3 and the Allemande from the Flute Partita in A minor.

Legends of the period-performance community Sarah Cunningham and Richard Egarr need little introduction with their contributions to recorded music garnering critical acclaim from early music afficionados across the decades. They join forces for their AVIE Records debut recording of J.S. Bach's celebrated Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord together with Cunningham's dazzling Organ Trio Sonata and Flute Partita arrangements to conclude the programme. The gamba sonatas have long-established themselves as a staple in the cello/gamba repertoire, notably extending their fame into popular culture with the Adagio from Sonata no.3 featuring (alongside with Bach's solo cello suites) in Anthony Minghella's 1990 BAFTA award-winning movie Truly, Madly, Deeply, starring Alan Rickman and Juliet Stephenson.

Sarah Cunningham is recognised as one of the foremost viola da gambists worldwide.

Richard Egarr brings a joyful sense of adventure and a keen, enquiring mind to all his music-making whether conducting, directing from the keyboard, giving recitals, playing chamber music, and indeed talking about music at every opportunity.

"Eclipsed by the cello and ignored in the 19th century the viola da gamba is beautiful and voluptuous. Cunningham explores its repertoire, including some fine modern pieces with intelligence"
BBC Music magazine, July 2008 (Play This Passionate: Music for solo viol, Virgin Classics)

Reviews

Closely miked, this new recording achieves a pleasing balance and integration of texture, with Cunningham carefully differentiating between leading passages in her part, and Richard Egarr choosing well-contrasted timbres for his upper and lower lines.
BBC Music Magazine February 2022

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