J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Solo Baroque

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Rachel Barton Pine
Individual Works:Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001
Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004
Westhoff: Suite in A
Biber: Passacaglia in G Minor
Pisendel Sonata in A Minor
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Cedille
Catalog Number:CDR 900000 078
Year Released/Recorded:2004
Total Playing Time:73:23
Comments:David Perrine said: I'm not a fan of baroque instruments, but Pine coaxes a very agreeable sound out of her Nicola Gagliano. Only on the rare fortissimos does it become raspy. Her interpreations are very musical, relaxed, and free from artifice. I will duly note a few slightly out of tune notes scattered across the disk, but these are inconsequential. Beautiful performances of the G Minor Sonata and the D Minor Partita along with some attractive solo pieces by three contemporaries: Westhoff, Biber, and Pisendel.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • David Perrine
Date First Submitted:02/21/2007