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Bach: Orchestral Suites / Pinnock


Release Date: 05/08/2007 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 000872302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These recordings, from the late-1970s flowering of the period-performance movement, remain among the finest renditions of Bach's four Orchestral Suites. The crisp articulation, lively dance-rhythms, vibrant, richly-colored instrumental timbres, and overall unmannered style proved a refreshing take on works that tended to suffer a lot under the weighty batons of many modern-day symphony orchestra conductors. Trevor Pinnock was not one of those, indeed his expert and enlightened performances of Baroque music with the English Concert were among the more convincing and informed models of historically "authentic" interpretation at a time when it seemed almost everyone--qualified or not--was getting into the act. If you're looking for a Read more solid, time-tested set of Bach Suites--and offered at an attractive mid-price--you won't go wrong here. The sound from the analog original is as clear and vibrant as today's better digital productions, showing no sign of its provenance except for some apparent and occasional balance-tinkering relative to solo instruments--typical for some production teams during that era. No big deal.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 1. Ouverture
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 2. Courante
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 3. Gavotte I-II
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 4. Forlane
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 5. Menuet I-II
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 6. Bourrée I-II
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 7. Passepied I-II
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 1. Ouverture
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 2. Rondeau
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 3. Sarabande
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 4. Bourrée I-II
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 5. Polonaise
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 6. Menuet
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 7. Badinerie
Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068: 1. Ouverture
Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068: 2. Air
Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068: 3. Gavotte I-II
Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068: 4. Bourrée
Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068: 5. Gigue
Suite No.4 In D, BWV 1069: 1. Ouverture
Suite No.4 In D, BWV 1069: 2. Bourrée I-II
Suite No.4 In D, BWV 1069: 3. Gavotte
Suite No.4 In D, BWV 1069: 4. Menuet I-II
Suite No.4 In D, BWV 1069: 5. Réjouissance

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