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Bach: Sonatas for violin and piano
Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Kapp
Bach: Sonatas for violin and piano
Genre: Classical
 
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  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #2


      
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All Artists: Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Kapp
Title: Bach: Sonatas for violin and piano
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Essay
Release Date: 4/20/1999
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 090998106624
 

CD Reviews

A Great Recording, Simply Lovely
Karl W. Nehring | Ostrander, OH USA | 07/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This two-CD set is actually part of an ambitious undertaking: ESS.A.Y Recordings recorded these sonatas in two different versions, this one featuring Ms. Tenenbaum on a modern violin and accompanied by a modern piano played by Richard Kapp; the other recording (reviewed below) features Ms. Tenenbaum playing an older violin and accompanied by a harpsichord played by Gerald Ranck. My sample of the piano recording came with an enclosed coupon allowing the purchaser to order a copy of the harpsichord set for the bargain price of $8.

As for this piano/violin recording, all I can say is that this is a simply lovely recording. Ms. Tenenbaum and Mr. Kapp really seem to have an appreciation for the beauty of Bach's music. This is not mechanical playing--it is thoughtful and expressive, revealing the lyricism of the music. Even though I found the performances so expressive and communicative, never did I feel as though the musicians were overdoing the interpretive side of things. The emotion that came through in their playing seemed both heartfelt and respectful.

The end result is, as I said above, lovely. This is a wonderful recording that should appeal to all fans of Bach--indeed, all lovers of music--and the sound quality is excellent."