Violinist Dana Maiben, hailed by the Boston Globe for her “supremely joyous artistry,” joins renowned harpsichordist Arthur Haas to perform some of Johann Sebastian’s most intimate masterpieces. The two began their collaboration in this repertory while both were members of the Eastman School of Music faculty; more recently they have served together on the faculty of the Amherst Early Music Festival Baroque Academy, of which Arthur is Director.
At the heart if the programs are J. S. Bach's sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord, a set of six sonatas for this combination that Bach completed early in his career, between 1718 and 1722. Years after Johann Sebastian’s death his son C.P.E sent them to his own publisher, saying, “these sonatas are amongst the finest works of my dearly beloved father. They still sound excellent and give me great pleasure, though they are over 50 years old. There are several Adagios in them which even nowadays could not be set in a more singing sty