September 8, 2013

Bach: Six Sonatas For Violin and Piano

cover image of Bach: Six Sonatas For Violin and Piano
Keith Jarrett & Michelle Makarski

Johann Sebastian Bach began work on his six sonatas for violin and harpsichord while at the courts of Weimar and Kothen 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 as the best works of his father. Prefiguring the classical duo sonata, violin and keyboard meet on equal terms in this music, and both are challenged by Bach's compositional demands.