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GEN 13268 1.9.2013
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18.90 €

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)  
Sonata I in G major, BWV 1027
Allegro ma non tanto
Allegro moderato
Johann Sebastian Bach  
Sonata II in D major, BWV 1028
Johann Sebastian Bach  
Sonata III in G major, BWV 1029

Johann Sebastian Bach

3 Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord BWV 1027–1029

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He is one of the most celebrated artists of the younger generation and the successor to Gidon Kremer as director of the Lockenhaus Festival. Above all, he is one of the most creative and independent of musicians. He never ceases to search for new paths, and one has the impression that he finds his instrument anew, or reinvents it, for each new recording. Nicolas Altstaedt presents Johann Sebastian Bach's gamba sonatas on his fifth GENUIN CD together with the fabulous harpsichordist Jonathan Cohen. And when one hears these, inspired, resilient, lived-through sounds, one forgets all the titles, prizes and whatever else one has read and simply concentrates on the music of this youthful Leipzig old master...

The Huffington Post
"An absolute revelation!"
Review at Huffington Post, September 17, 2013

"The most dramatic revelation is how big a piece BWV 1029 in G minor is, with Altstaedt and Cohen giving it a splendid virtuoso flair in the opening movement ..."
Review of Laurence Vittes at Huffington Post, October 10, 2014

magazine Auditorium
"Altstadt's warmly lyrical tone and elegant musicianship win this disc a warm recommodation."
Review by Richard Fairman

Pulsion Audio, November 2013

"Mais alors, quand la musique apparaît c’est la magie qui fait place à la réalité."
Review at Pulsion Audio

American Record Guide
"Altstaedt and Cohen play with polish and accuracy."
Review by David W Moore, American Record Guide, 3/7/2014