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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Wallfisch, Sorrell

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in D minor (reconstruction), BWV 1052R
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Notes & Reviews:

Apollo's Fire, the baroque orchestra founded in 1992 by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, launches a major new association with Avie! The two-CD Bach set takes the ever-popular Brandenburg Concertos and uniquely couples them with two Harpsichord Concertos, one of which is also presented in a reconstruction for violin. Taking its name from the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo's Fire is dedicated to the performance of 17th- and 18th-century music on period instruments.

"Cleveland's phenomenal early music ensemble Apollo's Fire ought to be proud of its 2010 double-disc... for this set is quite comparable to other excellent period versions on the market. Led by Jeannette Sorrell from the harpsichord, the group is vibrant and fully engaged in making lively music, so the performances are far from stodgy museum pieces... sometimes the playing gets so rambunctious that it becomes a little imprecise. But such are the hazards anytime musicians attempt to bring excitement to venerable masterpieces... for musicality and the sheer pleasure of hearing them play their instruments, Apollo's Fire is a delight and a treasure... this album should be admired by listeners everywhere." - All Music Guide

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Recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are hardly thin on the ground, but this swaggering version...more than holds its own against the competition. The sound is closely miked, and the most is made of the variety of instrumental colour Bach put so exhilaratingly on show.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland, OH.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 11 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 10 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 14 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 21 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 15 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052
  • Performer: Jeannette Sorrell (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 24 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
  • Performer: Jeannette Sorrell (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 10 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in D minor (reconstruction), BWV 1052R
  • Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 22 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1970