Flute and Harpsichord Sonatas Vol. 2
Johann Sebastian Bach

Flute and Harpsichord Sonatas Vol. 2

Ashley Solomon / Terence Charlston

CCS 18498 - 0723385184980

Information GreatBrittain Germany

A view from the keywell Keyboard players of all eras have acknowledged and esteemed those rare composers who can write a well-crafted keyboard part. Bach’s Keyboard style is a marriage of intention and execution. His keyboard writing presents many difficulties for the human hand to negotiate but it is never unplayable. Likewise, the quality of his musical ideas distracts our attention from more obvious chordal and figural techniques which in lesser hands descend into the doggerel of empty note-spinning. He plays subtle games with our wit incorporating non-keyboard textures derived from vocal and string music (a knack learnt by arranging music for different forces). If the devil is in the detail, then the angels maintain the over-all effect and any blurring of the stylistic image is offset by the ingenuity of construction and the fluency of writing.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031
    I. Allegro Moderato
    03:38
  • 2
    Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031
    II. Siciliana
    02:15
  • 3
    Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031
    III. Allegro
    04:31
  • 4
    Trio for Organ in G Minor, BWV 584:
    (untitled)
    03:01
  • 5
    Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G Minor, BWV 1020
    I. Allegro
    03:57
  • 6
    Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G Minor, BWV 1020
    II. Adagio
    02:35
  • 7
    Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G Minor, BWV 1020
    III. Allegro
    05:05
  • 8
    Sonata for Fute and Harpsichord in A Major, BWV 1032
    I. Vivace
    05:51
  • 9
    Sonata for Fute and Harpsichord in A Major, BWV 1032
    II. Largo e Dolce
    02:50
  • 10
    Sonata for Fute and Harpsichord in A Major, BWV 1032
    III. Allegro
    04:21
  • 11
    Trio for Organ in G Major, BWV 586
    Allegro
    03:06
  • 12
    Sonata for Two Flutes and Basso Continuo in G Major, BWV 1039
    I. Adagio
    03:24
  • 13
    Sonata for Two Flutes and Basso Continuo in G Major, BWV 1039
    II. Allegro Ma non Presto
    03:31
  • 14
    Sonata for Two Flutes and Basso Continuo in G Major, BWV 1039
    III. Adagio e Piano
    01:54
  • 15
    Sonata for Two Flutes and Basso Continuo in G Major, BWV 1039
    IV. Presto
    02:44
  • 16
    Trio for Organ in E Minor, BWV 583
    Adagio
    04:22