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J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos / Andreas Staier, harpsichord; Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Audio Samples

  1. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: I. Allegro $1.29 on iTunes
  2. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: II. Adagio $1.29 on iTunes
  3. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: III. Allegro $1.29 on iTunes
  4. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053: I. — $1.29 on iTunes
  5. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053: II. Siciliano $1.29 on iTunes
  6. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053: III. Allegro $1.29 on iTunes
  7. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 7 in G Minor, BWV 1058: I. — $1.29 on iTunes
  8. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 7 in G Minor, BWV 1058: II. Andante $1.29 on iTunes
  9. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 7 in G Minor, BWV 1058: III. Allegro assai $1.29 on iTunes
  10. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1054: I. — $1.29 on iTunes
  11. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1054: II. Adagio e piano sempre $1.29 on iTunes
  12. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1054: III. Allegro $1.29 on iTunes
  13. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055: I. Allegro $1.29 on iTunes
  14. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055: II. Larghetto $1.29 on iTunes
  15. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055: III. Allegro ma non troppo $1.29 on iTunes
  16. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: I. — $1.29 on iTunes
  17. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo $1.29 on iTunes
  18. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: III. Presto $1.29 on iTunes
  19. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Major, BWV 1057: I. — $1.29 on iTunes
  20. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Major, BWV 1057: II. Andante $1.29 on iTunes
  21. J. S. Bach — Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Major, BWV 1057: III. Allegro assai $1.29 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for harpsichord, 2 recorders, strings & continuo no 6 in F major, BWV 1057
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

J.S. Bach's seven fabulously inventive concertos for solo harpsichord and orchestra mark a key stage in the history of the concertante form. The set was compiled during Bach's Leipzig years, when he directed the city's Collegium Musicum, and requires unfailing virtuosity and imagination of its performers. In the interpretations of Andreas Staier and the Freiburger Barockorchester, these works come alive again in joyful readings that are sure to delight.

The Guardian, 27th August 2015
Andreas Staier's grit, flair and expressive freedom, plus Freiburger Barockorchester's athletic ensemble playing, makes these performances bounce and swing. Staier embraces the chunky chordal textures gained over the single-line originals and gives them a thick, meaty attack that is great fun.

CD Review, 29th August 2015
They've recorded all seven of Bach's concertos from his Liepzig years with a sense of playfulness and dynamic interplay ... outstanding communication between them all in the seven Bach concertos here.

The Irish Times, 28th August 2015
The playing bristles with energy, and both the harpsichord and the period instruments of the Freiburgers are presented in larger-than-life, hyperreal close focus rather than the balances of the concert hall.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2015
If you're looking for fun, abandon... and luminosity, then maybe this is not for you. However, it's still probably the most brilliant executed of any version in the catalogue, one whose tough, intellectual, aesthetic and geometric logic celebrates Bach with sustained and impressive consideration.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Freiburg, Ensemblehaus (07/2013).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Petra Müllejans
  • Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053
  • Performers: Christa Kittel (Violin); Guido Larisch (Cello); Petra Müllejans (Violin); Dane Roberts (Double Bass); Werner Saller (Viola); Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Petra Müllejans
  • Running Time: 19 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058
  • Performers: Torsten Johann (Harpsichord); Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Petra Müllejans
  • Running Time: 13 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Petra Müllejans
  • Running Time: 16 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055
  • Performers: Torsten Johann (Harpsichord); Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Petra Müllejans
  • Running Time: 13 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Petra Müllejans
  • Running Time: 9 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for harpsichord, 2 recorders, strings & continuo no 6 in F major, BWV 1057
  • Performers: Margret Gorner (Recorder); Isabel Lehmann (Recorder); Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Petra Müllejans
  • Running Time: 14 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738