J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Three Sonatas for Flute and Harp

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Irene Grafenauer
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Maria Graf
Soloists:Irene Grafenauer, flute
Maria Graf, harp
David Geringas, cello
Individual Works:Suite in C, BWV 1033 for flute and continuo
Partita in A minor, BWV 1013 for solo flute
Sonata in E Flat, BWV 1031 for flute and harp
Suite in E flat, BWV 1006a for harp
Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020 for flute, harp and cello
Record Label:Philips
Catalog Number:422 061-2
Year Released/Recorded:1987
Total Playing Time:62:30
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

Beautiful. Using harp instead of harpsichord creates an unusually gentle but rich sound. The lute/keyboard suite BWV 1006a performed on harp is extraordinary. On the flute sonatas, Grafenauser's sound is lush and delightful.

If Philips would keep their catalog in print for more than 10 minutes (except for the best-selling superstars) we'd have more of this kind of unique performance around. The 1980's were vintage years for recording and too many of those treasures are no longer available.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:02/09/2003