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Bachcast Episode #25: Sonata in B minor, BWV 1014


BWV 1014 is the first in a series of sonatas for violin and keyboard. In the two recordings featured here, a violinist is pitted against a keyboard player. Bach’s writing in these is not simply a figured bass line, but instead, has a written-out right hand part, giving him the opportunity to create a 3-voice texture (right hand, violin as solo voices, and the left hand with bass). In this episode, I feature recordings by Jaime Laredo (violin) and Glenn Gould (piano) from 1976 and a 2006 recording by Stephano Montanari (violin) and Christophe Rousset, harpsichord.

Bachcast Episode #26: Sonata for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1015

Bachcast Episode 24: Cantata, BWV 22