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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No 1-4 / Wilson, Schwarz, Et Al


Release Date: 04/20/1999 
Label:  Emi Seraphim Catalog #: 73281   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ransom Wilson
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These 1979 recordings first appeared as high-end analog LPs, and sound no different remastered as a budget CD. Tempos are brisk yet never to the point where the melodic shape is garbled. Conductor Gerard Schwarz obtains clear textures in the First Brandenburg's difficult-to-balance Allegros, as the woodwinds and hunting horns joust for attention. Likewise, the stratospheric trumpet solo dominating the Second Concerto takes its rightful place within the ensemble, rather than dominating the proceedings. Who is the calmly proficient trumpeter here? He or she is uncredited, as are all Schwarz's splendid soloists. The exception is Ransom Wilson, whose name is listed next to the Fourth Concerto. But there are two flute parts! Did Wilson overdub Read more himself? A neat little violin cadenza fills out the two connecting chords linking the Third Brandenburg's outer movements. If modern instruments, good musicianship, generic production values, and no promise of Schwarz's remaining Brandenburgs are okay in your book, you'll surely enjoy this disc.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ransom Wilson (Flute)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 

Sound Samples

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 In F, Bwv.1046 (1995 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F BWV 1046 (1995 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F BWV 1046 (1995 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 In F, Bwv.1046 (1995 Digital Remaster): Menuetto - Trio I - Menuetto - Polacca - Menuetto - Trio II - Menuetto
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F, Bwv.1047 (1995 Digital Remaster): Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F, Bwv.1047 (1995 Digital Remaster): Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F, Bwv.1047 (1995 Digital Remaster): Allegro Assai
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1047 (1995 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1047 (1995 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 In G, Bwv.1049 (1995 Digital Remaster): Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G BWV1049 (1995 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G BWV1049 (1995 Digital Remaster): III. Presto

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