Concertos for 2 and 3 Pianos and Orchestra
|Main Performer |
|Accompaniment/Orchestra:||Zurchre Kammerorchester (Edmond de Stoutz);Orchestre des Concerts Colonne (Pierre Dervaux); Philadelphia Orchestra (Eugene Ormandy)|
|Soloists:||Robert, Gaby & Jean Casadesus|
|Individual Works:||Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra in C minor, BWV 1060|
Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra in C major, BWV 1061
Concerto for 3 Pianos and Orchestra in D minor, BWV 1063
Concerto for 3 Pianos and Orchestra, in C major, BWV 1064
|Record Label:||Sony Classical|
|Catalog Number:||SBK 67179|
|Total Playing Time:||67:50|
These pieces are not for piano, of course, they're for harpsichord. But I am not a purist and love hearing Bach on piano. The stereo separation of the 2 pianos is so good you can hear the individual melodies very clearly, more so than the harpsichord recordings. The Philadelphia Orchestra? I am not a fan of original instruments so I like the lush, full sound of a modern orchestra. I bought it because it's a "budget" CD but it turned out to be wonderful.
Bach's wonderful contrapuntal techniques are accentuated by the stereo effects of this recording as two pianos dual across left and right channels and a third one is added, balanced between the channels. Check this one out through headphones!!
|Acknowledgements:||Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:And from the collection of Jan Hanford.|
|Date First Submitted:||09/30/1995|