You have at least three new good versions of this 6 Bach sonatas for violin & harpsichord out (Biondis/Allesandrini on opus 111 and Manze on Harmonia mundi) too choose from but I prefer this disc (even if Manze:s disc are more filled, with other stuff) because I like Carmignolas warm (BUT def. baroque style) and at the same time more daring, spontanious, lively fiddle play and he probably not play by that way because of the sake for it... he IS that good (no mannerism here).
This is def. a Bach 6 sonata for violin & harpsichord disc holding its strenghts for a lifetime listening.
This harpsichord is by the way also beutiful and skilful played by his counterpart Andrea Marcon who also is a baroque music expert and -in fact- is a professor of this instrument.
In those 6 Bach sonatas both instrument (viola and harpsichord) should be heard and treated equal but the viola is in sound a bit "over" Marcons harpsichord -in general (soundengineering?) but I could live with that because of Carmignolas violin.
This set is a must have for baroque lovers, music lovers in general and audophiles as well... It is not SO long (some lasting so called fillers should have been in this disc to fill it out) but it is more than well worth the money anyway so buy it with no hesitation.
I like to mention that a lot of PROFESSIONAL rewievers rank this disc extremly high in both artistic way and about sound so dont care about one star rewievs about this disc.
Stunning, great and shure... there is some other good ones too mentioned above but this is really, really good.