Six new recorder sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach? This would be a truly sensational discovery that will probably remain wishful thinking forever. All the more regrettable, for the parts that Bach dedicated to the recorder in over 25 cantatas and the Brandenburg Concertos are amongst the most beautiful and demanding music ever written for this ostensibly limited instrument. Fired by this vision, flautist Michael Form and harpsichordist Dirk Börner have plunged into the adventure of 'what if?' and arranged six 'new' flute sonatas from the most diverse Bach works. Completely in the manner of self-quotation or recycling that Bach himself cultivated, as is well known, they have assembled movements from the cello suites, sonatas and partitas for violin solo, Anna Magdalena Bach's Little Notebook, the French and English suites and organ works to form conclusive new constellations. The two musicians have provided a detailed description of the sources and compositional process of these pieces in the booklet text.
6 "nouvelles" sonates pour flûte à bec & basse continue / Michael Form, flûte à bec - Dirk Börner, clavecin