Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041; Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042; Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043; Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017

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COMPOSERS: Bach
LABELS: Erato Bonsai
WORKS: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041; Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042; Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043; Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017
PERFORMER: Gérard Jarry, Pierre Amoyal, Josef Suk (violin), Zuzana Ruzickova (harpsichord)Jean-François Paillard CO/Jean-François Paillard
CATALOGUE NO: 4509-94575-2 ADD (1979/69)
With just BWV numbers on the cover, only the discerning will recognise that three of Bach’s best-loved concertos (in A minor, E and D minor – the double) are included. These straightforward, if a bit dull, performances date from 1979, before ‘authentic’ springiness became de rigueur. Jarry and Amoyal may disappoint, but Josef Suk’s 1969 performance of the C minor Violin Sonata is beautifully poised. Annette Morreau

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