Baroque violinist Johannes Pramsohler, along with harpsichordist Philippe Grisvard perform J.S. Bach’s Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016 - III. Adagio ma non tanto. The work features on their new album BACH: A Cembalo certato e Violino solo, which also features works by C.P.E. Bach, Graun, Schaffrath, Scheibe and Telemann. 

The recording of the six sonatas for violin and harpsichord examines the impact of J.S. Bach’s sonata model on his immediate successors, as well as allowing listeners to hear his work afresh. 

’Our approach was, on the one hand, to view the unknown works not as second-rate, but to accord them the same respect that one shows to those by Bach,’ explains Pramsohler. ’And, on the other hand, to approach Bach’s sonatas in precisely this context with fresh curiosity – without fear and the overwhelming weight of tradition.’

BACH: A Cembalo certato e Violino solo is available now on Audax Records