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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (6) / Dunedin Consort

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> Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049 - I. Allegro
> Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049 - II. Andante
> Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049 - III. Presto
> Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 - I. Allegro
> Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 - II. Affettuoso
> Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 - III. Allegro
> Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, BWV 1051 - I. —
> Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, BWV 1051 - II. Adagio ma non tanto
> Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, BWV 1051 - III. Allegro
> Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 - III. Allegro

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
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This recording marks the first instrumental release from Dunedin Consort and includes all of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos which are widely regarded as among the finest musical compositions of the Baroque era. Under the direction of John Butts the ensemble has established an enviable reputation as one of the leading exponents of historical performance and is particularly acclaimed for its inquisitive approach, shining new light into some of the best known pieces of the baroque repertoire.

BBC Music Magazine, October 2013
Melodic ideas are beautifully punctuated and phrased, vibrato is used strictly ornamentally, and tempos strike my sensibilities as pretty well ideal. Perhaps what I like most of all, though, is an all-pervading atmosphere of intimate and convivial dialogue.

The Guardian, 12th September 2013
As always, the performances are underpinned by a wealth of research, though that learning is always worn very lightly...the performances of all six concertos are models of perfectly integrated baroque ensemble playing...As an example of what modern baroque practice and top-class musicianship can bring to these hugely familiar works, this set is exceptional.

Sunday Times, 6th October 2013
Butt's Bach has made the strongest possible case for the "one voice to a part" theory...Here, the Edinburgh harpsichordist/director applies the same approach to Bach's most familiar "orchestral" works...He has enriched the sound by adopting a very low pitch (tief Cammerton), even by baroque standards. The results are most compelling in the concertos for virtuoso soloists.

Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2013
The Dunedin players forge their own identity and capture what Butt praises as 'carefree, joyous and spontaneous works'...Notwithstanding the distinguished Brandenburg discography, this set is nothing short of sensational.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
This group is in full and virtuosic command of its instruments, allowing confident plunges into risk-taking as well as lovely exploitation of the varied colors. Let's just say that this is one of the very top period-instrument recordings of the moment.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Perth Concert Hall, Perth, UK (05/07/2012-05/10/2012).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046
  • Performer: John Butt (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: John Butt
  • Ensemble: Dunedin Consort
  • Notes: Perth Concert Hall, Perth, UK (05/07/2012-05/10/2012)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
  • Performer: John Butt (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: John Butt
  • Ensemble: Dunedin Consort
  • Notes: Perth Concert Hall, Perth, UK (05/07/2012-05/10/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
  • Performer: John Butt (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: John Butt
  • Ensemble: Dunedin Consort
  • Notes: Perth Concert Hall, Perth, UK (05/07/2012-05/10/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
  • Performer: John Butt (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: John Butt
  • Ensemble: Dunedin Consort
  • Notes: Perth Concert Hall, Perth, UK (05/07/2012-05/10/2012)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
  • Performer: John Butt (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: John Butt
  • Ensemble: Dunedin Consort
  • Notes: Perth Concert Hall, Perth, UK (05/07/2012-05/10/2012)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
  • Performer: John Butt (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: John Butt
  • Ensemble: Dunedin Consort
  • Notes: Perth Concert Hall, Perth, UK (05/07/2012-05/10/2012)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721