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Ultimate Bach - The Essential Masterpieces


Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000765902   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur GrumiauxAndrás SchiffCarlo Curley
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marriner’s 1980 digital remake of the concertos with a top-flight assembly of soloists represents the epitome of the “orchestral” approach to this music. The readings are distinguished by superb modern string playing and outstanding work from the assembled soloists. Sir Neville’s flowing tempos are well suited to his approach, but the readings do tend to be a little downbeat-heavy, and the natural tendency of the ASMF strings to smooth out the texture further limits the rhythmic interest of the performances. Still, the tonal beauty of these readings and the virtuosity of the soloists are strong compensation. Philips’s recording offers a warm, plush sound, but is perhaps a little wooly at times.

– Ted Libbey, author of The
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Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
4.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
7.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
9.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
10.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
11.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
12.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Carlo Curley (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 

Sound Samples

Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 1. (Allegro)
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 2. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 3. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 4. Menuet - Trio - Polonaise
Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047: 1. (Allegro)
Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047: 2. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047: 3. Allegro assai
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048: 1. (Allegro)
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048: 2. Adagio (BWV 1019a)
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048: 3. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049: 1. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049: 2. Andante - 3. Presto
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050: 1. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050: 2. Affetuoso
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050: 3. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051: 1. --
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051: 2. Adagio ma non tanto
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051: 3. Allegro

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