J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Ryo Terakado
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Siebe Henstra, harpsichord
Individual Works:Sonata in B minor, BWV 1014
Sonata in A major, BWV 1015
Sonata in E major, BWV 1016
Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017
Sonata in F minor, BWV 1018
Sonata in G major, BWV 1019
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Denon
Catalog Number:CO-18029-30
Year Released/Recorded:1997
Total Playing Time:two cd's: 111'47" total
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

These sonatas have been ignored for so long that I'm delighted to see so many new recordings of them. Here is an obscure one, which I always find enjoyable.

I like the superstars (usually) but it's nice to discover an excellent musician whose performance would not usually be heard. Ryo Terakado has played with the Tokyo Philharmonic, Les Arts Flourissants, La Petite Band and Suzuli's Bach Collegium. With a resume like that it is not surprising that his performance of these sontatas is extraordinary. A truly beautiful interpretation.

Siebe Henstra has worked with several of the superstars (Leonhardt, Bruggen) and here gives a delightful performance with lovely nuances and exceptional clarity.

Sadly this cd is probably hard to find but I highly recommend it if you can find it.

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