Bach Suites & Sonatas Vol. 2


Bach Suites & Sonatas Vol. 2


J.S. Bach Suites & Sonatas Volume Two is the second installment in a three-part series featuring the complete unaccompanied cello suites and viola da gamba sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. This ground-breaking new series offers listeners the opportunity to hear these works performed side-by-side by the same artist.

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SHIRLEY HUNT baroque cello & viola da gamba
IAN PRITCHARD harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
1.    Prelude
2.    Allemande
3.    Courante
4.    Sarabande
5.    Menuet I & II
6.    Gigue

Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027
7.    Adagio
8.    Allegro ma non tanto
9.    Andante
10.  Allegro moderato

Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
11.   Prelude
12.   Allemande
13.   Courante
14.   Sarabande
15.   Gavotte I & II
16.   Gigue

Internationally respected baroque cellist and viola da gamba player Shirley Hunt enjoys a vibrant and varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, and continuo player. Ms. Hunt has performed and recorded with the nation's leading period instrument ensembles, and is in great demand for her cello and viola da gamba playing in the Passions, Cantatas, and Concertos of J.S. Bach.  She performs regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with acclaimed renaissance ensemble Sonnambula, and appears in recital annually at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, where she is an artist-in-residence.

Ian Pritchard, harpsichordist, organist, and musicologist, is a specialist in early music and historical keyboard practices. He has collaborated with the world’s leading figures in early music as a continuo player, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he is a PhD candidate in musicology, and where he appears frequently with ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.