J.S. Bach
Recommended Recordings

Solo Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Trevor Pinnock
Accompaniment/Orchestra:The English Concert
Soloists:Trevor Pinnock, Kenneth Gilbert, Lars Ulrik Mortensen: Harpsichords
Lisa Beznosiuk, Flute
David Reichenberg, Oboe & Oboe d'amore
Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, violins
Individual Works:Disc 1:

Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor BWV 1052
Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E major BWV 1053
Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in D major BWV 1054

Disc 2:

Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A major BWV 1055
Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor BWV 1056
Harpsichord Concerto No. 7 in G minor BWV 1058
Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F major BWV 1057
Concerto for two Harpsichords and Orchestra in C minor BWV 1060

Disc 3:

Concerto for two Harpsichords and Orchestra in C major BWV 1061
Concerto for two Harpsichords and Orchestra in C minor BWV 1062
Concerto for three Harpsichords and Orchestra in D minor BWV 1063
Concerto for three Harpsichords and Orchestra in C major BWV 1064
Concerto for four Harpsichords and Orchestra in A minor BWV 1065

Disc 4:

Concerto for Flute, Violin, Harpsichord and Strings in A minor BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto"
Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Orchestra in C minor BWV 1060
Oboe Concerto in A major BWV 1055

Disc 5:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor BWV 1041
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major BWV 1042
Concerto for two Violins and Orchestra in D minor BWV 1043 "Double Concerto"

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Archiv Produktion
Catalog Number:463 725-2
Year Released/Recorded:Originally Recorded and Released: 1981; 1983; 1984
This Re-Release: 2000
Total Playing Time:Disc 1: 57'50
Disc 2: 68'00
Disc 3: 73'37
Disc 4: 50'14
Disc 5: 46'17
Comments:Review by Jan Hanford:

Performance: excellent
Recording: perfection

This re-issue is the ultimate collection of Trevor Pinnock's recordings of Bach's concertos for solo instrument. Some of the harpsichord volumes have been out-of-print or hard to find and the violin sonatas have been out-of-print. So it is exciting to have them available again and collected into this lovely and low-priced box.

Pinnock is one of the best Bach interpreters there is. Although the orchestra is of the "original instruments" variety, their performances are elegant and lively, without any unpleasant eccentricity. I have always loved their cd's and am delighted to have them now in this Collector's Edition.

Jordan Sayers said:

I don't have much to add to Ms. Hanford's prior comments. The packaging of this set is attractive and takes up less space on my shelf. Pinnock is superb, as always, and it's a treat to hear him play with Kenneth Gilbert. Without doubt, this is a "must-have" set of recordings.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Jordan Sayers
From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:11/19/2000
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