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BOISMORTIER
SONATAS FOR CELLO
David Bakamjian,
cello
Brooklyn Baroque

QC 1010
Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 50, No. 4
1. Andante  3:10
2. Allegro  2:33
3. Sarabanda  2:22
4. Giga  2:27

Cello Sonata in G Major, Op. 50, No. 2
5. Largo  3:36
6. Allemanda: Allegro  2:45
7. Largo  3:31
8. Giga: Staccato  1:59

Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 50, No. 1
9. Andante—Staccato  1:45
10. Allemanda: Allegro  2:38
11. Aria: Affettuoso  2:35
12. Gavotta: Presto  2:20        

Trio Sonata in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6
13. Largo  4:05        
14. Allegro  3:08
15. Larghetto  1:42
16. Allegro  2:41        

Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 26, No. 5
17. Allemanda: Allegro  2:35        
18. Aria: Affettuoso  2:30        
19. Adagio  0:55
20. Giga: Staccato  1:36        

Cello Sonata in G Major, Op. 26, No. 3
21. Allegro, ma non troppo  3:00        
22. Corrente  3:00        
23. Adagio  0:49        
24. Minuetto I & II  1:39        

Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 26, No. 4
25. Adagio  1:44        
26. Allegro  2:02        
27. Largo  0:59        
28. Gavotta I & II  1:57        

Trio Sonata in A Minor, Op. 37, No. 5
29. Vivace  2:20        
30. Largo—Allegro  3:28
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PERSONNEL
David Bakamjian,
cello; Andrew Bolotowsky, flute;
Rebecca Pechefsky,
harpsichord
With Christine Gummere, cello; Carlene Stober, viola da gamba
“The continuo balance achieved in this performance is ideal; Rebecca
Pechefsky’s fluid harpsichord, elegantly restrained, allows Christine Gummere’s
cello accompaniment to swell into the foreground and dramatically darken the
tone. David Bakamjian gives a forceful performance of the main cello part
without sacrificing the essentially private nature of these sonatas. Two trio
sonatas with flute contribute pastoral notes to an already heady bouquet.”
—Berna Can,
Early Music America

“Bakamjian’s cello playing is impressive in its polished expressiveness and
precise intonation.”
—Christopher Brodersen,
Fanfare
Brooklyn Baroque’s David Bakamjian performs six cello sonatas by Joseph Bodin
de Boismortier (1689–1755), one of the most prolific composers of the French
Baroque. Also on the program are two trio sonatas for cello and flute, featuring
flutist Andrew Bolotowsky. The music brilliantly blends the French and Italian
styles, balancing lyricism and drama—with plenty of luxuriant textures throughout.
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