|Comments:||Andrew W. Block said:|
This recording has a warm, expressive quality uncommon in most period-instrument recordings of any music that I have heard. The sound is incredibly well-balanced ¡ clear and penetrating. It does the music absolute justice, allowing the brilliant interplay of soloist(s) and orchestra to be emphasized in an astounding way. I am particularly taken with the BWV 1064 recording for three violins; until now I had not heard a convincing rendition of that work. Somehow, the O.A.E. gives these concertos an added sparkle with such clean and focused playing. The well-known BWV 1042 is treated splendidly. Elizabeth Wallfisch performs with unfailing ease, and the tone sounds wonderfully seamless. To someone who has usually been disappointed by the washed-out, shallow tone of the typical period-instrument recording, this disc was a refreshing change and a glimpse into the immortal and otherworldly universe of J.S. Bach.
Jan Hanford said:
Recorded in 1993, this performance by Elizabeth Wallfisch far outshines the currently available versions. New isn't necessary better; there are many treasures like this out there that are superior to the new (2003) recordings.