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Bach: Harpsichord Concertos / Cera, Fasolis, I Barocchisti


Release Date: 11/11/2008 
Label:  Arts Music   Catalog #: 47729   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Cera
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

There's only one problem with this otherwise excellently played and recorded program: a certain lack of dynamic range that makes all of the slow movements come across as a bit too loud. To some degree this is a general limitation of the harpsichord itself, and it must be said in this respect that Francesco Cera plays an attractive-sounding instrument, with a bright, clean tone that's never excessively clattery or fatiguing. Indeed, his clarity of articulation even at a propulsive main tempo, as in the first movement of the D minor concerto, is thoroughly admirable, but I would have liked a touch less aggression especially in the slow movements
Read more of the two major-key works. Diego Fasolis and the string players of I Barocchisti deliver precise, boldly phrased accompaniments, and their timbre isn't "authentic" in an annoying sense. In the allegros these performances really are exciting. So if you're looking for this coupling in vivid surround-sound, you should consider this release.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Cera (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Cera (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Cera (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Cera (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

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