Emmanuel Pahud follows his release of newly composed concertos by Marc André Dalbavie, Michael Jarrell and Matthias Pintscher with a programme comprising the complete flute sonatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Pahud performs the sonatas BWV 1020, 1030-1035 and the Trio Sonata BWV 1039. With this album, he has recorded the complete works for Flute by Bach for EMI Classics after his Bach CD of Orchestral and Solo works in 2001. His partner, at the harpsichord, is the renowned period instrument soloist and conductor Trevor Pinnock.
With the juxtaposition of these two releases, Pahud, one of today’s most exciting and adventurous musicians, demonstrates his mastery of and sympathy for music composed nearly three centuries apart.