J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Sonates en trio

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Charles Medlam
Accompaniment/Orchestra:London Baroque
Soloists:Ingrid Seifert, Richard Gwilt, violins
Stephen Preston Preston, Lisa Beznosiuk, flutes
Charles Medlam, violoncello
Wiliam Hunt, viola da gamba
John Toll, harpsichord
Individual Works:
  • Sonata for Two Violins and Continuo in C, BWV 1037
  • Sonata for Two Flutes and Continuo in G, BWV 1039 (version of the Sonata for Viola Da Gamba and Harpsichord BWV 1027)
  • Sonata for Flute, Violin and Contiuo in G, BWV 1038
  • Sonata for 2 Violins and Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1036 (from the Musical Offering, BWV 1079)
  • Format:Compact Disc
    Record Label:Harmonia Mundi France
    Catalog Number:901173
    Year Released/Recorded:1986
    Comments:Comments by Jan Hanford:

    I bought this cd because it contains the rarely recorded BWV 1037 atributed by scholars to Bach's pupil, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg.

    A lovely performance of beautiful works, an outstanding recording and highly recommended.

    Eran Zamir said:

    A superb version of these pieces, especially because of the transverse flutes. They add a deep, almost haunting feel to the recording which is unlike anything one would hear from a conventional flute. The tempos here are brisk, and the playing is firm. An excellent CD by any standard.

    Mauro Lins de Barros said:

    I fully concur with the positive reviews of this disc. However BWV-1036 is NOT included as indicated in both the back cover and leaflet. Instead, we have the triosonata from BWV-1079.
    A pity, as recordings of BWV-1036 are fairly scarce.

    Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
    • J. Michael Fouse
    • Eran Zamir
    • Mauro Lins de Barros
    And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
    Date First Submitted:03/23/1996