Bach: Six Trio Sonatas transcribed
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It was Bach himself who founded the long tradition of transcribing his own music for varying instrumental grouping. The Six Trio Sonatas, BWV525-530, are here adapted to involve a wide rage of instrumental colours, with the five 'melody' instruments (two violins, viola, oboe, and obe d'amore) being paired in the manner most suited to each particular Sonata and being complemented by a similarly varied continuo.

Originally written as tutorial pieces for his son's organ lessons, the Trio Sonatas are true masterpieces, each providing ample opportunity for virtuoso playing and the enjoyment of Bach's melodic genius.

CDA66843  69 minutes 58 seconds
‘A marvellous way of getting to know the ins and outs of six superb examples of Bach's contrapuntal craft’ (Gramophone)
‘As played by The King's Consort, these sonatas have a deliciously intimate and conversational quality that is very difficult to achieve at the organ … both playing and sound are stunning. If you ...
‘An impressive combination of enterprising arrangements with outstanding musicianship. On all counts this is an outstanding release’ (Classic CD)