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  CM 0052004
  Harpsichord Gems Vol. 1: J.C. Bach Sonatas - Olga Martynova
  J.C. Bach: Sonata in G major Op. 5 No. 3, Sonata in B-flat major Op. 5 No. 1, Sonata in E-flat major Op. 5 No. 4, Sonata in G major Op. 17 No. 4, Sonata in C minor Op. 17 No. 2, Sonata in A major Op. 17 No. 5

Olga Martynova (harpsichord)
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  Classical - Instrumental
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Review by fibonacci January 27, 2007 (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
Right from the first note it was apparant that this is something special.

The French harpsichord - it is from the Von Nagel Workshop in Paris 1985, after N. & F. Blanchet, Paris, 1730 - sounds divine. It is obviously a lovely instrument and the recording captures it to great effect.

This disc was my first exposure to both the music of J.C.Bach and the playing of Olga Martynova, and what a wonderful introduction it proved to be!

There are 13 tracks, and every one of them is a winner - this really is a disc in a million. If I have to pick highlights they would be the opening sonata and the Prestissimo from the Sonata in C major. The latter is a remarkable performance. It must have been an incredible experience to see Olga record this. Listen to this track if you have any aspirations to play the harpsichord - it defies belief! Having listened in awe to the whole disc I returned to track 11 and played it again and again.

Lovely music.
Lovely instrument.
Not only a virtuoso performance but melodic and listenable to boot.
Superb recording.

What more could you want?

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Works: 6  

Johann Christian Bach - Keyboard Sonata in A major, W. A11
Johann Christian Bach - Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, W. A1
Johann Christian Bach - Keyboard Sonata in C minor, W. A8a
Johann Christian Bach - Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, W. A4
Johann Christian Bach - Keyboard Sonata in G major, W. A10a
Johann Christian Bach - Keyboard Sonata in G major, W. A3