- Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor (or for 2 oboes & organ or for violin) BWV 1052
- Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E major (or for oboe d'amore in F major) BWV 1053
- Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in D major, BWV 1054
- Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A major (or for oboe d'amore) BWV 1055
- Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor (or for oboe or violin in G minor) BWV 1056
- Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F major, BWV 1057
- Harpsichord Concerto No. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058
- Concerto for 2 harpsichords & strings in C minor (or for oboe & violin in D minor), BWV 1060
- Concerto for 2 harpsichords & strings in C major (or for 2 keyboards alone), BWV 1061
- Concerto for 2 harpsichords & strings in C minor, BWV 1062
- Concerto for 3 harpsichords & string in D minor, BWV 1063
- Concerto for 3 harpsichords & strings in C major (or for 3 violins in D major), BWV 1064
- Concerto for 4 harpsichords & strings in A minor, BWV 1065
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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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