J.S. Bach

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Sonatas for Viola da gamba and Harpsichord

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Jordi Savall
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Ton Koopman
Soloists:Jordi Savall, viola da gamba
Ton Koopman, harpsichord
Viola da Gamba
Individual Works:Sonata No.4 in C, BWV 529
Sonata No.1 in G, BWV 1027
Sonata No.2 in D, BWV 1028
Sonata No.3 in g, BWV 1029
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Alia Vox
Catalog Number:AV 9812
Year Released/Recorded:2000
Total Playing Time:58'40
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

Ton Koopman's excessive ornamentation is so ridiculous that I simply can't listen to him. Savall is excellent, as always. It's a shame that his performance is ruined by Koopman's playing. There are too many other excellent recordings out there to bother putting up with Koopman.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:07/24/2002