It is thought that J.S. Bach composed his three viola da gamba sonatas in the late 1730s and early 1740s. They can be played either on viola or cello. This second sonata, BWV 1028, is the most virtuosic of the three, the opening Adagio provides a gentle duet between the instruments while the second movement is an exuberant Allegro. The third movement is a song-like siciliano and a breathless Allegro concludes the sonata.
Other works by Bach
Other viola/cello sonatas by Bach