Michael Form, Marie Rouquié, Étienne Floutier & Dirk Börner - Speculation on J.S. Bach (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 390 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 21 | Time: 70:44 min
Johann Sebastian Bachs chamber music was in constant transition. His few surviving trio sonatas, for the traditional combination of two melody instruments and continuo, likely date from his years in Weimar and Kothen. Bach revisited some of these works in Leipzig, reworking them for concerts at Zimmermans coffee house into sonatas for a melody instrument with harpsichord obbligato. Unfortunately, few of these manuscripts survive, leaving us with only later arrangements as rough clues to their original form and instrumentation.