Artist: Sophie Gent, Jonathan Manson, Jonathan Dunford, Jonathan Cohen
Title: Buxtehude: Trio Sonatas, Op. 1
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2017
Duration: 00:59:13
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Alpha

For this recording of music by Buxtehude, Jonathan Cohen, founder of the ensemble Arcangelo, is joined by a distinguished trio, including two regulars on the Alpha label, Sophie Gent and Thomas Dunford, alongside the gambist Jonathan Manson. Although Dietrich Buxtehude is famous above all for his organ music and cantatas, and for the long journey the young Bach undertook to meet him, his chamber music is virtually unknown. In the mid-1690s, at the height of his fame, Buxtehude published two collections in rapid succession, each comprising seven sonatas for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo. It is the works of the first collection (1694) — designated Opus 1 in the print — that Arcangelo has recorded here. These sonatas are characterised by pronounced experimental features in both the scoring and the handling of the instruments.


  1. Trio Sonata in F Major, BuxWV 252 – 9:18
  2. Trio Sonata in G Major, BuxWV 253 – 8:05
  3. Trio Sonata in A Minor, BuxWV 254 – 9:29
  4. Trio Sonata in B-Flat Major, BuxWV 255 – 8:12
  5. Trio Sonata in C Major, BuxWV 256 – 8:32
  6. Trio Sonata in D Minor, BuxWV 257 – 8:33
  7. Trio Sonata in E Minor, BuxWV 258 – 7:07