Bach: Complete Harpsichord Concertos

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Murray Perahia and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields have proven just how stylish Bach's harpsichord concertos can sound when played on a grand piano and modern strings, but for those who prefer to hear this music performed on the instruments of Bach's day, Trevor Pinnock's lively and polished accounts will provide great pleasure. The English harpsichordist chooses sensible tempos that move the fast movements along without any sense of rushing, while the slow movements are affectionately shaped. And the gut strings of the English Concert strike an ideal balance between richness and transparency, avoiding the harsh whine of some period instrument ensembles....
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Murray Perahia and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields have proven just how stylish Bach's harpsichord concertos can sound when played on a grand piano and modern strings, but for those who prefer to hear this music performed on the instruments of Bach's day, Trevor Pinnock's lively and polished accounts will provide great pleasure. The English harpsichordist chooses sensible tempos that move the fast movements along without any sense of rushing, while the slow movements are affectionately shaped. And the gut strings of the English Concert strike an ideal balance between richness and transparency, avoiding the harsh whine of some period instrument ensembles. In this reissue, 13 works are assembled together on three budget-priced discs -- the seven solo concertos, three double concertos, two triple concertos, and another for four harpsichords. With sparklingly clear sound the recordings were made in 1980 and '81, this set should prove to be almost irresistible.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2002
  • Label: Archiv Produktion
  • UPC: 028947175421
  • Catalog Number: 471754
  • Sales rank: 44,711

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor (or for 2 oboes & organ or for violin) BWV 1052 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (21:38)
  2. 2 Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E major (or for oboe d'amore in F major) BWV 1053 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (19:04)
  3. 3 Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in D major, BWV 1054 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (17:04)
  4. 4 Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A major (or for oboe d'amore) BWV 1055 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (13:36)
  5. 5 Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor (or for oboe or violin in G minor) BWV 1056 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (9:37)
  6. 6 Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F major, BWV 1057 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Rachel Beckett (16:34)
  7. 7 Harpsichord Concerto No. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (13:55)
  8. 8 Concerto for 2 harpsichords & strings in C minor (or for oboe & violin in D minor), BWV 1060 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (14:16)
  9. 9 Concerto for 2 harpsichords & strings in C major (or for 2 keyboards alone), BWV 1061 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (18:44)
  10. 10 Concerto for 2 harpsichords & strings in C minor, BWV 1062 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (14:42)
  11. 11 Concerto for 3 harpsichords & string in D minor, BWV 1063 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (13:57)
  12. 12 Concerto for 3 harpsichords & strings in C major (or for 3 violins in D major), BWV 1064 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (16:36)
  13. 13 Concerto for 4 harpsichords & strings in A minor, BWV 1065 - Johann Sebastian Bach & The English Concert (9:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trevor Pinnock Primary Artist
The English Concert Ensemble
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Now one of the best in my collection

    These unusual, relatively unknown harpsichord pieces now form an integral part of our collecion.<BR/>Rousing, enthusiastic, full of passion!<BR/>A real winner.

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