J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Brandenburg Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Jordi Savall
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Le Concert Des Nations
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:Astrée-Auvidis
Catalog Number:E 9737
Year Released/Recorded:1991
Total Playing Time:97'30
Comments:Boris Repschinski:

I have the Pinnock that you suggest, but my God, is the Savall a revelation. Best, absolutely best, I ever heard.

Charles E. Stebbins:

I concur with your praise for this recording. It is unmatched in my (limited) experience. Every instrument is cleanly discernable and pregnant with a full range of tone. The interpretation by Savall is elegant, and the performances could only have been made by those for whom the music has a special place. Some of the middle movements could even be described as tender. I only wish more recordings of this calibre existed.

Jan Hanford said:

Jordi Savall is one of my favorite musicians and I own and love many of his recordings. After hearing so many recommendations for this recording from various sources I just had to hear it for myself. It is a beautiful performance; they are exceptional musicians with an extraordinary conductor. The slow movements are extremely sensitive with many details and quiet nuances. His tempos for the fast movements are a little too fast for me sometimes but it is still very enjoyable.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Boris Repschinski
  • Charles E. Stebbins
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:08/22/1997