J.S. Bach The 6 Trio Sonatas BWV 525-530
Performing and recording the complete set of Beethoven’s sonatas for fortepiano and violin had been a dream of ours for years. They constitute a cornerstone of the repertoire, and we knew—from our years of experience with earlier music and our study of the historical sources—that historical instruments, and the historical playing techniques that go with them, would shed new light on these masterpieces. Performances of these pieces on historical instruments are rare. There are serious obstacles to performing them in concert: you need top-notch fortepianos, and an intimate but vibrant chamber-music performance space. And the pieces, difficult in any case, are even more so on period instruments; modern instruments are far more forgiving.
|Review||'Fisk plays with enormous warmth and commitment in this reissue of his 1998 recording. His profound insight into the counterpoint brings out the beauty of the melodies and their inner dialogue with great ease in a way that has a disarming ability to sound so beautiful on the guitar'. Caroline Gill, Gramophone, May 2014|