Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Sweet and sprightly, this first volume of Bach's sonatas for violin and keyboard by James Ehnes and Luc Beauséjour is, all by itself, sufficient reason to convince even the most despairing nihilist of the undeniable beauty of life. The lightness and clarity of Ehnes' tone, coupled with the brilliance and lucidity of Beauséjour's touch, creates an aural world of grace and elegance, a world of singing lines and ringing harmonies, of infectious rhythms and soaring counterpoint. Ehnes and Beauséjour play like old friends who know each other's ways of making a point or turning a phrase, and their performances are both intense and relaxed, concentrated and comfortable. While ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Sweet and sprightly, this first volume of Bach's sonatas for violin and keyboard by James Ehnes and Luc Beauséjour is, all by itself, sufficient reason to convince even the most despairing nihilist of the undeniable beauty of life. The lightness and clarity of Ehnes' tone, coupled with the brilliance and lucidity of Beauséjour's touch, creates an aural world of grace and elegance, a world of singing lines and ringing harmonies, of infectious rhythms and soaring counterpoint. Ehnes and Beauséjour play like old friends who know each other's ways of making a point or turning a phrase, and their performances are both intense and relaxed, concentrated and comfortable. While there are certainly other performances of these works one should also hear, from the venerable Sigiswald Kuijken with Gustav Leonhardt to the recent Fabio Biondi with Rinaldo Alessandrini, these performances are still completely successful and thoroughly enjoyable. Analekta's sound is bright, crisp, and clear.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2005
  • Label: Analekta
  • UPC: 774204982928
  • Catalog Number: 29829
  • Sales rank: 207,665

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Luc Beausejour (13:31)
  2. 5–8 Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 2 in A major, BWV 1015 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Luc Beausejour (13:35)
  3. 9–12 Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Luc Beausejour (16:38)
  4. 13–16 Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Luc Beausejour (15:34)
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James Ehnes Primary Artist
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