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Bach: The Trio Sonatas CD

J.S. Bach’s six Trio Sonatas BWV 525–530 occupy a treasured place in the organ repertoire, works whose charm resides not only in their rich variety of compositional style and musical invention but also in the virtuosic demands which they make on the performer. One of the most acclaimed organists of his generation, David Newsholme offers a fresh perspective on these seminal works, re-ordering their sequence and drawing on the unique qualities of the Metzler organ of Trinity College, Cambridge, to create dynamic, spacious performances that allow the listener to fully appreciate Bach’s mastery of melody and supreme use of counterpoint.

The Trio Sonatas BWV 525-530
CD 1
1-3.
Sonata No.5 in C BWV529
4-6. Sonata No.3 in D minor BWV527
7-9. Sonata No.4 in E minor BWV528
CD 2
1-3.
 Sonata No.2 in C minor BWV526
4-6. Sonata No.1 in E flat BWV525
7-9. Sonata No.6 in G BWV530

David Newsholme
The Organ of Trinity College, Cambridge
Running Time: 92.94 mins
Year: 2015