BACH: SONATAS FOR VIOLA (DA GAMBA) AND HARPSICHORD, BWV 1027-1029
MARIE STOCKMARR BECKER,
We offer a fresh and different – yet historically informed– perspective on the three sonatas for viola da gambaand harpsichord by J.S. Bach.With our rather uncommon instrumentation, wecontribute with a neglected perspective to theframework of understanding of these sonatas in theirhistorical context. In our approach, we have beenconsidering the fact that violists in J. S. Bach’s time hadvery little sonata repertoire and for this reason possibly“borrowed” repertoire from the viol.The three sonatas for viola da gamba are particularlyadapted to the viola da braccio with almost no changesin terms of octavations or arrangements.
- Marie Stockmarr Becker and Ilaria Macedonio