Artists

Isabelle Faust

Violin

Elisabeth Kenny

Lute and Theorbo

Kristin von der Goltz

Baroque Cello

Kristian Bezuidenhout

Harpsichord

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 2 in A major BWV 1015

Johann Paul Westhoff

Sonata for Violin and Basso continuo No. 4 in D minor

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Sonata for Solo Violin No. 5 in E minor

Johann Paul Westhoff

Sonata for Violin and Basso continuo No. 3 in D minor

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata for Violin and Basso continuo in G major BWV 1021

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Sonata XIII for Violin and Basso continuo in D minor

from the Mystery Sonatas

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Passacaglia for Solo Violin in G minor

from the Mystery Sonatas

Johann Paul Westhoff

Sonata for Violin and Basso continuo No. 2 in A minor

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

The works of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and Johann Paul von Westhoff were of fundamental importance for the development of violin music in the 17th century––they laid the foundations for Bach’s highly virtuosic violin sonatas and other later works. Isabelle Faust, together with Kristian Bezuidenhout, Elizabeth Kenny, and Kristin von der Goltz, presents a genealogy of this Baroque blossoming.