Sonates de Bach | Les inAttendus
Musicians have often adapted, transposed or arranged the works they liked for the instruments they played. Johann Sebastian Bach himself was no exception to this rule.
The accordion’s proximity to the organ and its legendary flexibility also offers great clarity of counterpoint in the Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord.
Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata for viola da gamba and keyboard in G Maj BWV 1027
Johann Sebastian Bach, French Suite n. 3 in b minor BWV 814
Carl Friedrich Abel, Sonata in d min for solo viola da gamba
Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata for viola da gamba and keyboard in g min BWV 1029
Marianne Muller, viola da gamba
Vincent Lhermet, accordion
« Marianne Muller, one of the most beautiful names of the viola da gamba answers to the subtle Vincent Lhermet. Bach could not help but feel at ease, the accordion naturally playing the keyboard part of the Sonatas for Harpsichord and Viola da Gamba ... the singing of the two instruments revealing a beauty and purity sumptuously tuned to a sense of dynamic nuances and their most refined progression."
Concertclassic, Michel Roubinet, 2019.