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Bach: Orchestral Suites / Spivakov, Moscow Virtuosi


Release Date: 03/12/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 60360   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vladimir Spivakov abandons his violin for the podium and conducts the Moscow Virtuosi in performances which acknowledge many of the stylistic developments which have taken place in baroque performance over the past 25 years or so. Repeats—and that includes those related to each of the two parts of the French overtures—are scrupulously observed, tempos are lively, continuo support light-footed... Spivakov's sensibility to the music is unmistakable- he never tramples over it and never over-inflates it. The menuets and bourrees of the C major Suite are articulated with great delicacy and played with finesse. The Forlane, too, is poised and agreeably leisurely making one feel inclined to take to the floor... Tobias Carron (flute) gives an Read more engaging account of the B minor Suite and the brass and timpani in the Third and Fourth Suites are splendidly resonant... Good recorded sound and interesting notes. Well worth considering.

-- Nicholas Anderson, Gramophone [5/1991]
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Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
4. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 

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