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Haste or Speed

J S Bach
gamba sonatas -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... sensitive and very musical.'

Mary Pells, Martin Knizia - Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord - J S Bach. © 2009 Mary Pells/Martin Knizia

Bach was always ready to rethink his music. Secular cantatas could be refurbished for the Christmas Oratorio; keyboard concertos or a solo violin movement might turn up in cantatas; concertos would swap solo instruments; and the first of these gamba sonatas may have originated in a work for two flutes, while the last movement was certainly transcribed for organ. So there is not the slightest objection when the artists on this CD discover their fourth sonata in a transcription from one of the organ trio sonatas...

Copyright © 26 October 2010 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: J S BACH GAMBA SONATAS

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

VIOLA DA GAMBA

GERMANY

UNITED KINGDOM

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