J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Fabio Biondi
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Europa Galante
Soloists:Fabio Biondi, violin, director
Alfredo Bernardini, oboe
Sergio Ciomei, harpsichord
Instrumentation:Harpsichord
Oboe
Orchestra
Individual Works:Concerto for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060
Violin Concerto BWV 1056
Violin Concerto BWV 1052
Harpsichord Concerto BWV 1054
Record Label:Virgin Veritas
Catalog Number:7243 5 45361
Year Released/Recorded:1999
Total Playing Time:60:47
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

A lovely recording of these concertos that exist in various forms for solo instrument, reconstructed from the originals for harpsichord. The use of violin and oboe for the double harpsichord concerto BWV 1060 is extraordinary. Biondi's playing is lyrical and passionate with lovely phrasing. His rich vibrato and legato style are not strictly HIP and, frankly, I prefer it. The tempos are not too fast, which is also a nice change from the HIP style. I really enjoyed this recording and highly recommend it.

Acknowledgements:
Date First Submitted:06/11/2002