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Normally I would not buy recordings of this nature; these days, I can only listen to Baroque music on original instruments. No longer can my ears stomach - for example - Beecham's Bruckner-like and corpulent (Beecham-like?) Messiah, with the customary Trombones and Tubas, a 1,000 member choir, all accompanied with those fat, turgid, late 19th century-isms. (Mozart’s orchestration BTW is most interesting, though it makes Messiah sound like a Mozart Opera!). However, having previously bought all the available Shafran recordings from HDTT, including the Bach Cello Suites (which have now been proven beyond all doubt to have been written by his 2nd wife - Anna Magdalena), I am so utterly convinced of Shafran's musicianship, that I feel there is no such thing as a bad recording by this towering artist. Well, I was right with these Sonatas for Cello (originally Viola da Gamba) and Harpsichord. Despite his "unauthentic" beefy tone, Shafran is such a great musician that these performances simply cannot be ignored solely on the grounds of authenticity, much in the same way as Gould's '81 recording of the Goldberg Variations, or Perahia's recordings of the Mozart Concertos! I can recommend these recordings very highly:- some of my favourite Bach chamber music. And of course HDTT having elicited a magnificent sound from these recordings, with such bold richness and depth of tone. Gil Sullivan
Really beautiful The harpsichord really balances the cello Sound is grrat
Title: JS Bach Sonatas for Cello and Harpsichord BWV 1027-1029
Artist(s): Daniil Shafran, cello - Andrei Volkonsky, harpsichord
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips 2-track tape
Released 1967 by Meloydia
Engineer– David Gaklin
Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Clavecin in G Major, BWV 1027
2 Allegro Ma Non Tanto
4 Allegro Moderato
Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Clavecin in D Major, BWV 1028
Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Clavecin in G Minor, BWV 1029