The Violin & Harpsichord Sonatas


Bach’s Six Sonata cycle for violin and harpsichord ranks among the best examples of the Baroque Trio Sonata repertoire. Unlike common practice, both instruments participate equally in the unfolding of the thematic-motivic material and the keyboard part is almost entirely specified by Bach. Andoni Mercero, former member of the Cuarteto Casals, proves the point that you do not have to be world famous to make a reference recording: His warm and silvery timbre shines while Alfonso Sebastián’s skillfully manages to bring superb ensemble playing, both highlighting the majesty of these works. Eudora Records’ audiophile engineering and the warm and immersive acoustics of the San Miguel Church, in Daroca (Zaragoza, Spain), allow the textures to blossom with its exquisite sound.

El texto completo de las notas de Alfonso Sebastián que acompañan al disco puede descargarse aquí.

Tech Info
SACD & download versions
Original format
DSD256 (11.2MHz)
Recording date
August 28-30 & October 9-11, 2020
Iglesia de San Miguel, Daroca, Zaragoza (Spain)
Gefell M296 (Rens Heijnis modified), Sonodore RCM-402, Neumann U89 & Schoeps microphones; Merging Horus microphone preamplifier and AD/DA converter; Pyramix Workstation; Sennheiser headphones; Dutch & Dutch 8c speakers
Catalogue number
EUD-SACD-2205 (SACD version)
EUD-DR-2205 (download version)
8436551170671 (SACD version)
8436551170688 (download version)