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Bach: Suites & Concertos / Jaap Ter Linden, Arion


Release Date: 02/24/2009 
Label:  Early-music.com   Catalog #: 7753   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jaap ter Linden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arion
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



BACH Orchestral Suite No. 1. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Concerto for Flute, Violin, and Harpsichord, “Triple Concerto.” Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C Jaap ter Linden, cond; Claire Guimond (fl); Chantal Rémillard (vn); Hank Knox (hpd); Luc Beauséjour (hpd); Arion (period instruments) EARLY-MUSIC .COM 7753 (78:12)

Read more /> Based in Montreal, the Arion baroque orchestra was founded in 1981 by Claire Guimond, Chantal Rémillard, Hank Knox, and gambist Betsy MacMillan, the only founder not featured on this recording. Claire Guimond is their conductor, but habitually they have imported key figures to lead their group, in this case Jaap ter Linden. At first I wondered why this particular grouping of Bach orchestral pieces: they seem to have been chosen to feature the group’s founders. They are a talented bunch. Listening to the Fifth Brandenburg , which I first heard under Alfred Busch, I am impressed by the not-so-inevitable zest of the band, and by Hank Knox’s dramatic harpsichord playing. They don’t linger over the movement marked Affettuoso: here I think other recordings, such as the Pinnock, are preferable. And I have to confess that the First Orchestral Suite is not my favorite. Yet this is stylish Bach playing on early instruments, recorded exquisitely in 2001 and reissued here. I still admire Marriner’s orchestral suites, the Busch Brandenburg Concertos (as well as Pinnock, Marriner, and others). This recording, though, is a wholly pleasing modern recording of a unique collection of Bach’s music.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jaap ter Linden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arion
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jaap ter Linden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arion
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jaap ter Linden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arion
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1061 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jaap ter Linden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arion
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

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