One of the most original features of the Sonatas for violin and piano BWV 1014-1019 is the imagination shown by Johann Sebastian Bach in harmonic, melodic and contrapuntal terms. The pianist’s right hand and the violin must constantly answer each other, while the basso continuo is entrusted to the pianist’s left hand. The exceptional degree of invention to be found in this musical dialogue – a felicitous harmony between melody and counterpoint – irremediably excludes any form of excessive soliloquising.
Aria Bete aber auch dabei (Cantate Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BWV 115)
Sonata BWV 1017 in C minor - Largo Allegro Adagio Allegro / Sonata BWV 1018 in F minor