Composer: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Performer: Johanna Rose – viola da gamba, Javier Núñez – harpsichord
Number of Discs: 1 CD
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C.P.E. Bach: 3 Sonatas for Viola da Gamba
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88)
Viola da gamba Sonata in D MAJOR Wq137 H559 18:19
01. I. Adagio ma non tanto 3:32
02. II. Allegro di molto 5:55
03. III. Arioso 8:52
Viola da gamba Sonata in C major, Wq.136, H.558 15:27
04. I. Andante 3:41
05. II. Allegretto 6:43
06. III. Arioso 5:03
Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Wq. 50 / 3 (H138) 11:45
07. I. Presto 4:11
08. II. Largo 4:09
09. III. Allegro moderato ma innocentemente 3:25
Trio Sonata in G minor for viola da gamba and keyboard, Wq.88, H.510 19:53
10. I. Allegro moderato 6:47
11. II. Larghetto 6:41
12. III. Allegro assai 6:25
Composed during his time at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin, Bach’s sonatas provided the court gamba player with ample opportunities to display both virtuosity and sensitivity. The viola da gamba was going out of fashion when the forward-looking CPE Bach composed these works, however they represent some of the finest and most expressive music in the instrument’s repertoire.
Johanna Rose is a German viola da gamba player living in Seville, Spain. She is a member of the group Accademia del Piacere and has played with such esteemed ensembles as La Venexiana, La Grande Chapelle, La Orchesta Barroca de Sevilla, Música Prima, performing in major concert venues all over Europe, South America, EU and Japan.
Javier Núñez, a native of Seville, studied with Davitt Moroney and is professor of keyboard at the Conservatory in Majorca.
Rose’s programme stands out first of all simply for having done its bit to expand what is still a remarkably small back catalogue of existing recordings of these sonatas. But more importantly it stands out for the actual performances…There’s often a wonderful aria-like quality to her slow movements…She’s found her perfect musical partner in Núñez…All in all, a really strong solo debut.