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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

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>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

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
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Notes & Reviews:

Here Maestro Riccardo Chailly records Johann Sebastian Bach for Decca for the very first time! Having conducted the illustrious Gewandhaus Orchestra since 1986, this esteemed conductor's association with Leipzig is but one year less than Bach's. Played on modern instruments, Chailly's Bach beautifully demonstrates that vivid, stylistically aware performance is not the exclusive preserve of period instrument ensembles.

"Played on modern instruments by the Gewandhausorchester of Leipzig under the direction of Riccardo Chailly, these performances stick pretty much to standard tempos, with rich, almost lush textures; expressive, nearly sweet phrasing; and robust, even muscular rhythms. The musicians clearly love the music and playing together, and their affectionate interplay has the quality of chamber music, despite the size of the ensemble. The soloists are all first-rate, from the horns in the First Concerto through the violas da gamba in the Sixth Concerto, and violinist Sebastian Breuninger's central cadenza in the Third Concerto is especially lovely. Chailly shows himself to be a deft and deferential Bach conductor." - All Music Guide

Sunday Times
The sound of modern instruments now seems strange to ears used to period ones, but Chailly and the Leipzigers have taken on board the stylistic findings of the period movement - these are fleet, enjoyable accounts, with virtuoso playing of the solo parts

Gramophone Magazine
There can be no question that these players are comfortable to be performing Bach on modern instruments...combining an unselfconscious love of the tonal possibilities in their natural environment with the sophisticated and immersed sense of style, balance, scale and nuance one associates with a "period" ensemble.

BBC Music Magazine
it's particularly interesting to find Riccardo Chailly applying period techniques - lively tempos, light, off-string bowing, a handful of players - to the modern-instrument Gewandhausorchester. The results are captivating.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (11/22/2007-11/23/2007).



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046
  • Performers: Henrik Wahlgren (Oboe); Susanne Wettemann (Oboe); Jochen Pleá (Horn); Gundel Jannemann-Fischer (Oboe); David Petersen (Bassoon); Clemens Röger (Horn)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (11/22/2007-11/23/2007)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
  • Performers: Henrik Wahlgren (Oboe); Sebastian Breuninger (Violin); Robert Ehrlich (Recorder); Julian Sommerhalder (Trumpet); Christian Giger (Cello)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (11/22/2007-11/23/2007)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
  • Performer: Sebastian Breuninger (Violin)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (11/22/2007-11/23/2007)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
  • Performers: Sebastian Breuninger (Violin); Robert Ehrlich (Recorder); Antje Hensel (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (11/22/2007-11/23/2007)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
  • Performers: Michael Schönheit (Harpsichord); Sebastian Breuninger (Violin); Cornelia Grohmann (Flute)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (11/22/2007-11/23/2007)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
  • Performers: Thomas Fritzsch; Katharina Schlegel (Cello); Dorothea Hemken (Viola); Olaf Hallmann (Viola); Christian Ockert (Double Bass); Christian Giger (Cello)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (11/22/2007-11/23/2007)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721