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Bach: Violin Sonatas in B minor BWV1014 & E major BWV1016, Flute Sonatas in G minor BWV1020 & B minor BWV1030, Siciliana from Flute Sonata in E flat major BWV1031 (arr. violin)

Mixed results on a disc that adopts Bach’s penchant for transcription

Thursday, 26 July 2012
Musicians
Lara St John (violin) Marie-Pierre Langlamet 
(harp)
Composer
Bach
Catalogue number
ANCALAGON ANC 139 (hybrid SACD; www.larastjohn.com)
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Mozart

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Reicha

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Aronowitz Ensemble

Ligeti

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Parker Quartet

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