There is an abundance of music for instruments and keyboard available to be performed. The music of J.S. Bach, in particular, is performed and recorded frequently, and for good reason—most of it is pure loveliness. Partnered with the compositions of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, along with the remainder of the 19th century, as well as the entire 20th and 21st centuries, there is a vast catalog of music for chamber music involving harpsichord and piano.
Music for organ and strings, however, is somewhat rarified: the works that exist are entirely praiseworthy and performable; that being said, being obscure makes them less well-known to audiences, which in turn makes them a little more risky to program. Nevertheless, along with the sublime Sonata for Violin and Continuo No. 1 by Bach, Micah Ganger, Damian Kremer and I recorded two works by Josef Rheinberger that deserves more; accordingly, two principals from