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Bach: Six Sonatas for Violin and Piano

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1 Bach: Sonata #1 in B minor, BWV 1014/Adagio
2 Bach: Sonata #1 in B minor, BWV 1014/Allegro
3 Bach: Sonata #1 in B minor, BWV 1014/Andante
4 Bach: Sonata #1 in B minor, BWV 1014/Allegro
5 Bach: Sonata #2 in A, BWV 1015/Dolce
6 Bach: Sonata #2 in A, BWV 1015/Allegro
7 Bach: Sonata #2 in A, BWV 1015/Andante un poco
8 Bach: Sonata #2 in A, BWV 1015/Presto
9 Bach: Sonata #3 in E, BWV 1016/Adagio
10 Bach: Sonata #3 in E, BWV 1016/Allegro
11 Bach: Sonata #3 in E, BWV 1016/Adagio ma non tanto
12 Bach: Sonata #3 in E, BWV 1016/Allegro
13 Bach: Sonata #4 in C minor, BWV 1017/Largo
14 Bach: Sonata #4 in C minor, BWV 1017/Allegro
15 Bach: Sonata #4 in C minor, BWV 1017/Adagio
16 Bach: Sonata #4 in C minor, BWV 1017/Allegro
17 Bach: Sonata #5 in F minor, BWV 1018/Largo
18 Bach: Sonata #5 in F minor, BWV 1018/Allegro
19 Bach: Sonata #5 in F minor, BWV 1018/Adagio
20 Bach: Sonata #5 in F minor, BWV 1018/Vivace
21 Bach: Sonata #6 in G, BWV 1019/Allegro
22 Bach: Sonata #6 in G, BWV 1019/Largo
23 Bach: Sonata #6 in G, BWV 1019/Allegro
24 Bach: Sonata #6 in G, BWV 1019/Adagio
25 Bach: Sonata #6 in G, BWV 1019/Allegro
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Johann Sebastian Bach began work on his six sonatas for violin and harpsichord (BWV 1014-19) while at the courts of Weimar and Köthen and returned to the compositions over several decades, revising and polishing until the years before his death. C.P.E. Bach would later pronounce the pieces "among the best works of my dear father." Prefiguring the classic duo sonata, violin and keyboard meet on equal terms in this music, and both are challenged by Bach's compositional demands. The group of sonatas was conceived as a set – six sonatas in six keys, three major and three minor. Bach's first biographer Forkel wrote that the six sonatas "may be reckoned among Bach's masterpieces in this genre. They are fugued throughout, and even contain characterful natural canons in dialogue between the two instruments. A master is required to play the violin part, for Bach knew the possibilities of that instrument and spared it as little as he did the harpsichord."

ECM NEW SERIES presents Johann Sebastian Bach Six Sonatas for Violin and Piano | Michelle Makarski: violin & Keith Jarrett: piano

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