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Bach: Orchestral Suites No 1-4 / Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin


Release Date: 08/12/2008 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2901578   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 38 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.

"[T]he work of another relatively new antiquarian group, the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, is altogether more interesting. Performing with no set director and alternating concertmasters, the academy applies fuller instrumentation to the suites and takes a compleatist approach to repeats (Harmonia Mundi France 901578/9; two CD's). These players, too, have worked with the ubiquitous Mr. Goebel, and they seem to carry some of his spirit in a more selective approach to orthodoxy and more characterful emphases and phrasing. The instrumental sound is pungent and juicy in Harmonia Mundi's rich acoustic." -- James Oestreich, The
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Works on This Recording

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

Featured Sound Samples

Orchestral Suite no 1: II. Courante
Orchestral Suite no 4: I. Ouverture

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