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Robert Smith (viola da gamba)
Francesco Corti (harpsichord)


The cembalo-obbligato sonata reached its zenith in the middle decades of the eighteenth century; thought to date from the last fifteen years of J.S. Bach’s life, the composer was a pioneer of this compelling form, and for the soloistic role of the harpsichord in ensemble music.

Critically acclaimed Amsterdam-based viola da gamba player Robert Smith joins with the celebrated Italian harpsichordist Francesco Corti to present a new recording of four prime examples of this genre, Bach’s three Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord along with a sonata by his close contemporary Christopher Schaffrath. Completing the album is a new work by Robert Smith – based on Henry Purcell’s Dido’s Lament this innovative new work for the instrument absorbs broad influences from both the eighteenth century and the heavy-metal band Metallica.

Credits
© 2021 Deutschlandradio / Resonus Limited

Ⓟ 2021 Deutschlandradio / Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10278

Producer: Stephan Schmidt
Engineer: Christoph Rieseberg
Executive Producers: Bettina-C. Schmidt & Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262793084
Cover photograph: Sonja Cabalt
Release date: 30 April 2021

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord

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1 5:18
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  • 2 5:22
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  • 3 3:34
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  • 4 8:12
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  • 5 4:48
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  • 6 5:10
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  • 7 2:01
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  • 8 3:31
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  • 9 3:48
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  • 10 4:03
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  • 11 4:55
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  • 12 3:48
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  • 13 3:30
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  • 14 1:45
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  • 15 2:58
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