CPE Bach: 3 Sonatas for Viola da Gamba
Johanna Rose, Viola Da Gamba

RCD1019
October 2017

Composed during his time at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin, Bach’s sonatas provided the court gambist with ample opportunities to display both virtuosity and sensitivity. The viola da gamba was going out of fashion when the forward-looking C.P.E. Bach composed these works, however, they represent some of the finest and most expressive music in the instrument’s repertoire.

 TitleDuration
  1. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Continuo in D major Wq 137: I Adagio ma non tanto 3.32
  2. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Continuo in D major Wq 137: II Allegro di molto 5.55
  3. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Continuo in D major Wq 137: III Arioso 8.52
  4. Bach, C P E: Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Continuo in C Major, Wq. 136: I Andante 3.41
  5. Bach, C P E: Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Continuo in C Major, Wq. 136: II Allegretto 6.43
  6. Bach, C P E: Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Continuo in C Major, Wq. 136: III Arioso 5.03
  7. Bach, C P E: Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Wq. 50 / 3 (H138): I Presto 4.11
  8. Bach, C P E: Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Wq. 50 / 3 (H138): II Largo 4.09
  9. Bach, C P E: Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Wq. 50 / 3 (H138): III Allegro moderato ma innocentemente 3.25
  10. Bach, C P E: Trio Sonata in G minor for viola da gamba and keyboard, Wq.88, H.510: I Allegro moderato 6.47
  11. Bach, C P E: Trio Sonata in G minor for viola da gamba and keyboard, Wq.88, H.510: II Larghetto 6.41
  12. Bach, C P E: Trio Sonata in G minor for viola da gamba and keyboard, Wq.88, H.510: III Allegro Assai 6.25
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