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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-3 / Richter, Munich Bach Orchestra


Release Date: 07/06/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 463011  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manfred ClementRuben GonzálesGerhart HetzelWalter Forchert
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Very few conductors have recorded as much Bach as Karl Richter, and none can lay a stronger claim to a legacy based on championing the master... Richter's reverence for Bach is evinced by the simplicity, splendor, and grandeur with which he consistently imbued his performances. Richter understood that the profound underlying architecture of Bach's music was critical to its appreciation, enjoyment, and yes, power.

[This CD] begins with a performance of Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 that superbly exemplifies Richter's remarkable intuitive grasp of Bach's language. To get an idea of just how ahead of his time Richter was, compare the timing of his first movement (whose "brisk tempos" the Penguin Guide went out of its way
Read more to condemn when the cycle was first released in 1987) with the contemporary original-instrument account by Musica Antiqua Köln directed by Reinhard Goebel. Richter's 1967 modern-instrument performance is two seconds slower. The man was no slouch; he understood that in Bach's day this was contemporary orchestral music whose success required vitality as well as authority... This is cornerstone Bach that should not be missed.

-- John Greene, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing DG 463657]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
4.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manfred Clement (Oboe D'amore)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
5.
Concerto for 3 Violins in D major, BWV 1064 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ruben Gonzáles (Violin), Gerhart Hetzel (Violin), Walter Forchert (Violin)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

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