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Bach: Harpsichord Concertos / Sponseller, Et Al


Release Date: 08/09/2005 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3359   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michael SponsellerJudith LinsenbergHanneke Van ProosdijElizabeth Blumenstock,   ... 
Conductor:  Jeffrey Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Bach Soloists
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1998 the American Bach Soloists inaugurated their International Young Artists Bach Competition as a way to foster emerging msicians who wish to pursue a career in early music. Michael Sponseller received First Place in that year's competition for harpsichordists. In this significant release, he performs four of Bach's best-known, best-selling harpsichord concertos in D minor, F major, and A minor (triple concerto with violinst Elizabeth Blumenstock and flautist Sandra Miller), and his Concerto in D Major after a violin concerto by Antonio Vivaldi. This recording is a perfect selection for in-store play and listening post promotions. It features the very recognizabel Concerto in D Minor, and belongs in every classical and classical Read more crossover sales venue. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michael Sponseller (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Judith Linsenberg (Recorder), Michael Sponseller (Harpsichord), Hanneke Van Proosdij (Recorder)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3. Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elizabeth Blumenstock (Violin), Michael Sponseller (Harpsichord), Sandra Miller (Flute)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Concerto in D major after Vivaldi, BWV 972 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michael Sponseller (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 

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