Bach: Sonatatas - James Ehnes, Luc Beauséjou

John Brunning explores why Bach's fine trio sonatas are as popular today as they were in the Baroque period.

Composer: Bach
Repertoire: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord
Artists: James Ehnes (violin), Luc Beauséjour (harpsichord)
Rating: 4/5 
Genre: Chamber
Label: Analekta AN 9829

Unfortunately, much of the chamber music Bach composed was not preserved for posterity. The six sonatas for violin and harpsichord are an exception in this respect, and also because they were well known during Bach’s own lifetime. This album presents the first four. They are, in effect, trio sonatas; a form that was very popular throughout the Baroque period. These are fine interpretations by two talented Canadian artists.