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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Freiburg Baroque

Bach, J.s. / Freiburger Barockorchester
Release Date: 03/11/2014 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902176   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new recording doesn’t shake my enjoyment of several older versions, especially the Egarr and Butt versions, but it takes its place among the best in a very competitive field.

– Brian Wilson, MusicWeb International
This new recording doesn’t shake my enjoyment of several older versions, especially the Egarr and Butt versions, but it takes its place among the best in a very competitive field.

– Brian Wilson, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
4. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
5. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
6. Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 

Featured Sound Samples

Brandenburg Concerto no 2: I.-
Brandenburg Concerto no 5: III. Allegro

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 A sheer delight April 23, 2014 By Bernard A J. (Kansas City, MO) See All My Reviews "For anyone who loves Bach and the Brandenburg Concertos as I do, this recording will blow you away. The Freiburger BarockOrchester has already given us the Orchestral Suites in a whole new way to hear the Suites, and they do not disappoint on this album. The Brandenburg Concertos, I can assure you are played with elegance as well as having great fun in playing Bach's music in only the way that they can do it. A must for all Bach lovers." Report Abuse
 Fine Rendition of the Brandenburg Concertos April 22, 2014 By E. Pederson (Fairfax, VA) See All My Reviews "A few weeks before buying the recording I had the privilege of hearing Freiburg Baroque perform the whole Brandenburg Concerto set at a single concert.The concertos are frequently performed but often individually and with little regard to original instrumentation or other period performance standards. It was a revelation to see and hear the variations in instrumentation and the musical skills required for a performance adhering to period standards. The Freiburgers gave a masterful concert, and that was incentive to purchase this fine recording. While no recording can convey all the nuances and the thrills of a live concert, this is a fine recording of the whole Brandenburg Concerto set, and it is a recording I shall program frequently!" Report Abuse
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