J.S. Bach
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Complete Orchestral Works

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Helmut Müller-Brühl
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Soloists:Kolja Blacher, Violin
Christine Pichlmeier, Violin
Lisa Stewart, Violin
Christian Hommel, Oboe/Oboe d'amore
Lisa Stewart, Violin
Winfried Rademacher, Violin
Elisabeth Kufferath, Violin
Christine Pichlmeier, Violin
Corinne Chapelle, Violin
Renée Ohldin, Violin
Lucas Barr, Violin
Robert Hill, Harpsichord
Gerald Hambitzer, Harpsichord
Christoph Anselm Noll, Harpsichord
Michael Behringer, Harpsichord
Harald Hoeren , Harpsichord
Roderick Shaw, Harpsichord
Jürgen Schuster, Trumpet
Nadja Schubert, Recorder
Karl Kaiser, Flute
Instrumentation:Cello
Flute
Harpsichord
Horn
Oboe
Orchestra
Recorder
Trumpet
Viola da Gamba
Vocal
Viola
Individual Works:Disc 1:

Concertos for oboe and oboe d'amore:

Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056
Concerto in D minor, BWV 1059
Concerto in D major, BWV 1053
Concerto in C minor, BWV 1060

Disc 2:

Violin Concertos:

Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Concerto in E major, BWV 1042
Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043

Disc 3:

Harpsichord Concertos:

Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Concerto in E major, BWV 1053
Concerto in A major, BWV 1055
Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056

Disc 4:

Harpsichord Concertos:

Concerto in D major, BWV 1054
Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058
Concerto in C major for 3 Harpsichords, BWV 1064
Concerto in D minor for 3 Harpsichords, BWV 1063
Concerto in D major for 3 Violins, BWV 1064

Disc 5:

Harpsichord Concertos:

Concerto in C minor for 2 Harpsichords, BWV 1060
Concerto in C major for 2 Harpsichords, BWV 1061
Concerto in C minor for 2 Harpsichords, BWV 1062
Vivaldi: Concerto in B Minor, RV 580, for 4 violins
Concerto in A minor for 4 Harpsichords, BWV 1065

Disc 6:

Brandenburg Concertos:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051

Disc 7:

Brandenburg Concertos:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044
Concerto for Two Recorders, Harpsichord and Strings in F major, BWV 1057

Disc 8:

Overtures (Suites) Nos. 1 - 4

Overture (Suite) No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066
Overture (Suite) No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Overture (Suite) No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Naxos
Catalog Number:8.508005
Year Released/Recorded:Recorded: various
This Release: 1999
Total Playing Time:Disc 1: 65:36
Disc 2: 63:44
Disc 3: 63:47
Disc 4: 74:32
Disc 5: 64:27
Disc 6: 55:12
Disc 7: 68:28
Disc 8: 78:10
Related Web Site:http://www.hnh.com/
Comments:Review by Jan Hanford:

An essential recording for Bach newbies and long-time listeners alike. This incredibly low priced set of 8 cd's contains all the concertos of Bach. The performance rivals many of the more well-known orchestras and the recording is crisp and clear. It includes the transcriptions and reconstructions, which means that BWV 1064 is included once as the concerto for 3 harpsichords and then again as the concerto for 3 violins; they are even on the same disc for easy comparison. Also, Vivaldi's concerto for 4 violins is included along with Bach's transcription for 4 harpsichords.

I enjoyed these performances very much and particularly like having the concertos all in one box: to take on vacation, give as a gift, etc. Very highly recommended.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:12/03/2000
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