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Bach: Orchestral Suites for a Young Prince / Huggett, Ensemble Sonnerie, et al

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  1. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 1 In C Major, BWV 1066: I. Ouverture $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 1 In C Major, BWV 1066: II. Courante $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 1 In C Major, BWV 1066: III. Gavottes I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 1 In C Major, BWV 1066: IV. Forlane $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 1 In C Major, BWV 1066: V. Menuettes I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 1 In C Major, BWV 1066: VI. Bourrées I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 1 In C Major, BWV 1066: VII. Passepiedes I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1067: I. Ouverture $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1067: II. Rondeau $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1067: III. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1067: IV. Bourrées I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1067: V. Polonaise $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1067: VI. Menuet $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1067: VII. Battinerie $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 3 In D Major, After BWV 1068: I. Ouverture $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 3 In D Major, After BWV 1068: II. Air $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 3 In D Major, After BWV 1068: III. Gavotte $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 3 In D Major, After BWV 1068: IV. Bourrée $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 3 In D Major, After BWV 1068: V. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 4 In D-Major, After BWV 1069: I. Ouverture $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 4 In D-Major, After BWV 1069: II. Bourrées I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 4 In D-Major, After BWV 1069: III. Gavotte $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 4 In D-Major, After BWV 1069: IV. Menuettes I & II $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Bach — Orchestral Suite No. 4 In D-Major, After BWV 1069: V. Réjouissance $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 1 in C major, BWV 1066
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069
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Notes & Reviews:

Monica Huggett and Ensemble Sonnerie return to Avie Records with a new musical view on the Orchestral Suites by J.S. Bach. The recording includes a world-premiere reconstruction of the ever-popular Second Suite by the leading oboist in the period instrument field, Gonzalo X. Ruiz.

"This release belongs to the category we might call "retro-Bach". There has long been speculation that many Bach compositions as they come down to us, especially among the solo concertos, originally had different scoring. That speculation has bred experiments in "reconstructing" the "lost" originals. The present release is the venture to go back to the "original" forms of the suites in the pre-Leipzig years...The sound is lean, clean, and lucid. For those who want to move beyond the numerous period-instrument recordings of the conventional suites, this disc is a recommended adventure." - American Record Guide

The Independent on Sunday
Directing from the violin, Monica Huggett's intelligent decorations and sensual phrasing ensure an elegant performance from the strings...The jewel in the collection is Gonzalo X Ruiz's reconstruction of the Second Suite, played in the warmer key of A minor, with oboe replacing the solo flute.

Gramophone Magazine
Nothing lacks from Sonnerie's playing... which is generously shaped, beautifully judged for pace and balance, and attractively recorded.

The Observer
these performances of all four suites, in their imagined early incarnations, are brilliant and incisive. The Third and Fourth, shorn of their brass lines, are especially lithe, with so much more detail audible when there are no baroque trumpets played

International Record Review
Jan Latham-Koenig and his responsive Strasbourg forces reveal a Don Juan of sharper contrasts than usual. The seduction scenes smoulder as dangerous nocturnal idylls rather than indulgent interludes...An appealing vigour renews understanding of what a bolt from the blue this work must have sounded to its first audience...how wonderful to hear Joan Rodgers in such resplendent voice in her choice of early songs.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 1 in C major, BWV 1066
  • Ensemble: Sonnerie
  • Notes: Saint Silas Church, Kentish Town, London, UK (09/21/2007-09/25/2007)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
  • Performer: Gonzalo Ruiz (Oboe)
  • Ensemble: Sonnerie
  • Notes: Saint Silas Church, Kentish Town, London, UK (09/21/2007-09/25/2007)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
  • Ensemble: Sonnerie
  • Notes: Saint Silas Church, Kentish Town, London, UK (09/21/2007-09/25/2007)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069
  • Ensemble: Sonnerie
  • Notes: Saint Silas Church, Kentish Town, London, UK (09/21/2007-09/25/2007)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725