J.S.Bach wrote three sonatas for the viola da gamba (an early, slightly smaller relative of the modern cello): they are here joined by works by Handel and Scarlatti in a programme of haunting tranquillity.
Steven Isserlis (cello), Richard Egarr (harpsichord), with Robin Michael (cello). Hyperion, 2015. Gramophone Editor's Choice, Awards Edition 2015.
Bach, J.S. - Viola da Gamba Sonata no.1 in G BWV1027
Scarlatti, D - Keyboard Sonata K90 in D minor
Bach, J.S. - Viola da Gamba Sonata no.3 in G minor BWV1029
Handel - Sonata in G minor HWV364b
Bach, J.S. - Viola da Gamba Sonata no.2 in D BWV1028
Bach, J.S. - Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'