J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Guiliano Carmignola
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Andrea Marcon
Soloists:Guiliano Carmignola, violin
Andrea Marcon, harpsichord
Individual Works:Sonata in B minor, BWV 1014
Sonata in A major, BWV 1015
Sonata in E major, BWV 1016
Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017
Sonata in F minor, BWV 1018
Sonata in G major, BWV 1019
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:SONY Classical
Catalog Number:S2K 89469
Year Released/Recorded:2002
Total Playing Time:cd 1: 43'03
cd 2: 50'51
Related Web Site:http://www.giulianocarmignola.com/
Comments:Review by Jan Hanford:

Performance: outstanding
Recording: excellent

After being neglected for too long, Bach's sonatas for violin and harpsichord have suddenly become the subject of multiple releases by various artists and record companies. A delightful development, I can never get enough of these sontatas!

This performance by Carmignola and Marcon easily rises to the top of the pile. An exquisitely passionate but also nuanced performance by Guiliano Carmignola. His instrument sings and sighs these beautiful melodies. Andrea Marcon's accompaniment is a lively performance of vibrant articulation and harmony. They play perfectly together, the sound and balance of instruments is terrific. This is one of those recordings I can listen to over and over and hear something new each time. Highly recommended. Kudos to SONY for signing and recording these extraordinarl musicians.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:04/21/2002