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Undercover Bach - Orchestral Suites & Concertos / Jurgen Gross, Elbipolis Baroque Orchestra


Release Date: 02/11/2014 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72625   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jurgen Gross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The tradition of adapting other composers’ works was a common convention in the early 18th century; adopting a piece by another composer was regarded as a sign of the highest esteem for fellow composers. As he grew older, Bach practiced this frequently for his own works. He arranged concertos written in Köthen for other ensembles in Leipzig, adapted Weimar cantatas to suit Leipzig conditions, and transformed chamber music into orchestral music (and vice versa). This CD by the Elbipolis Baroque Orchestra of Hamburg features five works by Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded in orchestral arrangements specially created by Jörg Jacobi, as well as the presumed original version of the Overture in B minor (BWV 1067) in a reconstruction by Read more Werner Breig. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite in G minor, BWV 822 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jurgen Gross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Emmaus-Church, Bremen-Gröpelingen 
Length: 10 Minutes 17 Secs. 
2. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jurgen Gross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Emmaus-Church, Bremen-Gröpelingen 
Length: 12 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3. Concerto for solo keyboard in G major, BWV Anh. 152 (doubtful) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jurgen Gross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Emmaus-Church, Bremen-Gröpelingen 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4. Overture (Suite) for keyboard in F major, BWV 820 (BC L173) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jurgen Gross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705 
Venue:  Emmaus-Church, Bremen-Gröpelingen 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jurgen Gross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Emmaus-Church, Bremen-Gröpelingen 
Length: 15 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6. Fantasie in G major, BWV 571 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jurgen Gross
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Emmaus-Church, Bremen-Gröpelingen 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 

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