J.S. Bach The 4 Orchestral Suites (Overtures) for orchestra / Jordi Saval

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>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 : Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>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 : Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Called Ouvertüren in Germany because they began with a large-scale overture à la française, Bach's Orchestral Suites feature a unique synthesis of the French and the Italian styles. The Leipzig Cantor did not content himself with creating sets of amiable dances - he revived the genre in his own manner, accenting the contrasts, refining the orchestration and introducing the sorts of contrapuntal elements that made the composer famous. Two centuries later, these joyous works are considered an indispensable treasure of the Baroque. This SACD reissue from Alia Vox is a follow up to the label's recently released set of the Brandenburg Concertos. The multi-channel remastering enables us to fully enjoy the hearty, colorful and cheerful performances of Le Concert des Nations and Jordi Savall.

ClassicsToday.com
In a crowded field of fine interpretations, this 1991 version is a standard bearer.

Fanfare Magazine, November/December 2012
These are wonderfully played, warm and expressive performances of Bach's four suites, and the breadth and depth of the soundstage on these remastered SACDs is mightily impressive. If you didn't acquire this set when it first appeared more than 20 years ago, I urge you to acquire it now in its refurbished format. Savall's Bach suites are to be cherished.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Grande Salle de l'Arsenal à Metz (08/1990).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
  • Performer: Fabio Biondi (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations
  • Running Time: 21 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 1 in C major, BWV 1066
  • Performers: Paolo Grazzi (Oboe); Josep Borras (Bassoon); Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Running Time: 14 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
  • Performer: Marc Hantai (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Running Time: 19 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Running Time: 16 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725