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Kennedy Plays Bach With The Berlin Philharmonic


Release Date: 01/09/2001 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57091   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nigel KennedyAlbrecht MayerDaniel Stabrawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Violinist extraordinaire Kennedy may be down to only one name, but he's high on the list of today's top soloists. This collection of Bach concertos shows both how and why he became such a prominent character on the international stage.
The wild and iconoclastic violinist lends his vibrant personality to the works of a composer commonly thought to be a bit of a prude. Kennedy liberates the power and passion within the music, showing there's more to Bach than strict structure and propriety. The Violin Concerto in E, often performed with courtly grace, smolders with Kennedy's fiery interpretation. Paired with Albrecht Mayer for the Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D minor, the violinist again plays to his strength, bringing power to the
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Although one cannot say enough about the strength of Kennedy's performances, his ability for delicacy and nuance should not be ignored. This is a fully formed musician with more power and presence than many ensembles. This album is a joy to behold. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2000 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2000 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 16 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer (Oboe), Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 01/2000 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin), Daniel Stabrawa (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2000 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in E BWV1042: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto in E BWV1042: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in E BWV1042: III. Allegro assai
Concerto for oboe and violin in D minor BWV1060: I. Allegro
Concerto for oboe and violin in D minor BWV1060: II. Adagio
Concerto for oboe and violin in D minor BWV1060: III. Allegro
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: I. [Allegro]
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: II. Andante
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: III. Allegro assai
Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV1043: I. Vivace
Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV1043: III. Allegro

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