J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Fabio Biondi
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Rinaldo Alessandrini
Soloists:Fabio Biondi, violin
Rinaldo Alessandrini, harpsichord
Individual Works:cd 1:

Sonata Nr. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
Sonata Nr. 2 in A major, BWV 1015
Sonata Nr.3 in E major, BWV 1016

cd 2:

Sonata Nr. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
Sonata Nr. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
Sonata Nr. 6 in G major, BWV 1019

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Opus 111
Catalog Number:OPS 30-127/128
Year Released/Recorded:2000
Total Playing Time:2 cd's: 90'27
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

This performance by Biondi and Alessandrini is excellent. There are a few exceptions of movements being too fast, and ornamentation being excessive. But Biondi does live up to his reputation and his playing is exquisite. Lots of vibrato makes for a romantic performance; the results are lyrical and sweet. The recorded sound is very nice, not too much reverb and a good balance of the two instruments. Recommended.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:05/14/2002