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Grand Prix - Bach: Orchestral Suites BWV 1066-1069 / Pinnock, The English Concert

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:

"Originally recorded in stereo in 1978 and 1979 and released on two separate LPs, these performances of Bach's Orchestral Suites also known as the Overtures with Trevor Pinnock leading his English Consort were as good as it got at the time for period instrument performances. Nor has their re-release in 2007 on this single disc changed this judgment. The Consort's strings are dry but warm -- check out the Air from the Third Suite -- their winds are colorful and quirky -- check out the Forlane from the First Suite -- their brass is controlled but cutting -- check out the Ouverture from the Fourth Suite -- and their tympani is vivacious but thankfully not overwhelming -- check out the Rejouissance also from the Fourth Suite. Pinnock's conducting is almost universally light and lively, and when it's not in the Second Suite, it's because the music itself is dark and dreary. Although there are dozens of great performances of the Suites to choose from, if you're only going to have one recording on the shelf, it should be Pinnock's." -All Music



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 1 in C major, BWV 1066
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: English Concert
  • Running Time: 18 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: English Concert
  • Running Time: 18 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: English Concert
  • Running Time: 17 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: English Concert
  • Running Time: 17 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725