J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Sonatas for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Trevor Pinnock
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Jonathan Manson - viola da gamba
Soloists:Rachel Podger - violin
Trevor Pinnock - harpsichord
Viola da Gamba
Individual Works:Sonata no. 6 in G BWV 1019
Sonata no. 1 in B minor BWV 1014
Sonata no. 2 in A BWV 1015
Sonata no. 3 in E BWV 1016
Continuo Sonata in E minor BWV 1023
Continuo Sonata in G BWV 1021
Sonata no. 4 in C minor BWV 1017
Sonata no. 5 in F minor BWV 1018
Sonata no. 6 in G BWV 1019a
Cantabile from Sonata no. 6 version 2 BWV 1019a
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Channel Classics
Catalog Number:CCS 14798
Year Released/Recorded:2000
Total Playing Time:Disc 1 71:30; Disc 2 67:53
Comments:Kevin McMullen said:

A fantastic recording, both for the performances and the excellent sound quality; joyful music, sad music, and everything in between. We can only hope that Mr. Pinnock's impending departure as director of the English Concert to concentrate on playing the harpsichord will produce more solo and chamber recordings of this quality. Lives in my CD player full-time.

Jan Hanford said:

Pinnock is simply the best. Rachel Podger's performance is also exceptional, with lovely tone, elegant phrasing and intelligent tempos. I have a lot of versions of these works and this is one of the best. A favorite and highly recommended.

Jordan Sayers said:

The recorded sound is superb with good balance between the instruments. Trevor Pinnock plays with his usual mastery (he just gets better and better with each of his recordings) and Rachel Podger is clearly familiar and comfortable expressing the deep emotion found in these wonderful pieces. Highly recommended.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Kevin McMullen
  • Jordan Sayers
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:03/16/2002