This program for violin and harpsichord focuses on Johann Sebastian Bach, framed by works by composers he met in Weimar, who inspired him and from whom he learned. Beautiful, accessible pieces for any listener.
More practiced ears can hear in these pieces how Bach’s collaboration and mutual admiration with Telemann, Pisendel and others influenced their work during this period and took it to the next level.
Bach’s son Carl Phillip was born in Weimar (Telemann was his godfather!); his violin sonata shows the beginning of a new direction and the rise of the classical era.