Bach: The Sonatas for Harpsichord and Viola da gamba, BWV 1027 – 1029

Media Review — J.S. Bach: The Sonatas for Viola da gamba, BWV 1027 – 1029: Jordi Savall / Ton Koopman (1977), Anner Bylsma / Bob van Asperen (1990); Lucile Boulanger / Arnaud De Pasquale (2011); includes “collateral” reviews of works included with the aforementioned CDs, such as J.C.F. Back’s Sonata in A major, J.S. Bach’s violin sonata BWV 1023, and the Toccata No.2 in C minor, BWV 911
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Forqueray: The Attraction of the Deep

Totally addicted!! In most of baroque Europe, the number of chamber music works for deep string instruments is rather small. Also, viols were very popular in France and in England (to some degree), but rarely used in Italy in baroque times, but at the French Court there was an entire school of famous viola da gamba players…