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Bach Quiz No. 17 - November 1999
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This month's prize has been provided by
ESS.A.Y Recordings
Bach Violin Sonatas

Mela Tenenbaum - Violin
Richard Kapp - Piano

The following review by Jan Hanford has been provided courtesy of the J.S. Bach Home Page.
     Mela Tenenbaum's performance is not only technically masterful, but expressive and tangibly emotional. Her double-stopping is outstanding; exceptionally smooth with a lovely vibrato. She sounds like she is one with the music, intellectually and emotionally. I was simply stunned by her performance. This is J.S. Bach, after all, so one expects to be moved by the music. But Mela Tenenbaum has given us so much more than just the notes. I was as much moved by her interpretation as by the music itself.
     Richard Kapp's performance on piano is outstanding. Not just an accompanist, he brings the piano into perfect musical partnership with the violin. In this performance on piano, the melodies and harmonies compliment each other in ways I've never heard in these works and my enthusiasm grew as I listened. I've been waiting years to hear a performance like this of these sonatas and Richard Kapp has given us an important musical treasure.
     This recording was released as a companion to a version with violin and harpschord, with Mela Tenenbaum and Gerald Ranck. Each comes with a coupon to purchase the other set for $8, as an incentive for listeners to compare the different versions. I must compliment ESS.A.Y Recordings for this wonderful project, giving Bach listeners an affordable opportunity to compare two world-class performances of these works which, I feel, are some of Bach's most accessible and beautiful works.

The Quiz ...

     If your answers are correct, you will be entered into the contest to win a Bach CD. Winners will be selected at random at the end of the month and notified by e-mail. You may answer the quiz more than once but only your last entry will be counted.
You may also put the answers to the questions in an e-mail message and send it to: bachquiz@unpronounceable.com.

What are the BWV numbers for the Violin Sonatas ( aka Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord )

BWV 1014-1019

Which one of the these Sonatas also exists in an earlier version.

BWV 1019 as BWV 1019a

In addition to the Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, there are also Sonatas for Violin and  (fill in the blank) 



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