J.S. Bach
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Brandenburg Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Anthony Halstead
Accompaniment/Orchestra:The Hanover Band
Instrumentation:Cello
Flute
Harpsichord
Oboe
Orchestra
Recorder
Trumpet
Violin
Viola
Violino Piccolo
Double Bass
Individual Works:Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:EMI/Eminence
Catalog Number:CD-EMX 2200/2201
Year Released/Recorded:1992
Total Playing Time:43'50"/49'02"
Comments:Doug Benz saidL

I found the playing to be well-nigh impeccable in intonation with crisp, dance-like rhythms in dance movements. Slow movements don't drag and hold tension in melody nicely. Excellent live sound without muddled reverb. Small baroque ensemble approach with good balance between concertante and ripieno. Trumpet in #2 executes brilliantly. Very uplifting performances w/authentic baroque ensemble.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Doug Benz
Date First Submitted:08/07/1998
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