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Bach: Complete Concertos


Release Date: 06/24/2016 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95303   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Teunis Van der ZwartFrank De BruineRemy BaudetErwin Wieringa,   ... 
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan BelderBurkhard GlaetznerKurt MasurDonatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica AmphionAmsterdam Bach SoloistsNeues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig,   ... 
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 9 CD set contains the complete solo concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach: the Brandenburg Concertos, violin concertos, keyboard concertos for one, two, three, and four harpsichords and the triple concerto. As an attractive “bonus” two CD’s are included which contains concerto reconstructions, for oboe, oboe d’amore, oboe and violin and 3 violins. In some cases Bach wrote an arrangement for another solo instrument of an existing concerto of his (or by other composers, such as Vivaldi and Marcello). The original concertos are often lost, and these are reconstructed by present day musicologists and musicians.

The performances here are all historically informed in style, if not all played on instruments either from or closely
Read more modeled on those used in Bach’s time. ‘Modern’-instrument performances include the concertos which survive in versions for solo violin – though Bach probably wrote them originally with the harpsichord in mind – in which Thomas Zehetmair is both soloist and director of the Amsterdam Bach Soloists with his characteristically bold and incisive sound and interpretative insight. The oboe concerto recordings are Lithuanian in origin, with Andrius Puskingis again soloist/ director with the St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, in sprightly and mellifluous readings.

Excellent performances on period instruments, by Musica Amphion/Pieter-Jan Belder, Thomas Zehetmair, Christine Schornsheim and oboist Andrius Puskunigis. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn), Frank De Bruine (Oboe), Remy Baudet (Violin),
Erwin Wieringa (Horn)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pieter-Jan Belder (Recorder), Frank De Bruine (Oboe), William Wroth (Trumpet),
Remy Baudet (Violin)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richte Van der Meer (Cello), Mariette Holtrop (Viola), Staas Swierstra (Viola),
Sayuri Yamagata (Violin), Remy Baudet (Violin), Irmgard Schaller (Violin),
Marten Boeken (Viola), Rainer Zipperling (Cello), Albert Brüggen (Cello)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
4.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Remy Baudet (Violin), Saskia Coolen (Recorder), Pieter-Jan Belder (Recorder)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilbert Hazelzet (Flute), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord), Remy Baudet (Violin)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lucia Swarts (Cello), Johannes Boer (Viola Da Gamba), Sayuri Yamagata (Viola),
Staas Swierstra (Viola), Mieneke Van der Velden (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
7.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
9.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
11.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
12.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Giorgio Krohner (Violin), Karl Suske (Violin), Walter Heinz Berstein (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
13.
Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
14.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
15.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
16.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
17.
Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder), Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord), Paul Leenhouts (Recorder)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
18.
Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
19.
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord), Armin Thalheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
20.
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mechtild Stark (Harpsichord), Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord), Armin Thalheim (Harpsichord),
Violetta Liebsch (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
21.
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1061 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord), Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
22.
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1062 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Siebe Henstra (Harpsichord), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
23.
Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Siebe Henstra (Harpsichord), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord), Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
24.
Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1064 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord), Siebe Henstra (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
25.
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord), Marieke Schneemann (Flute), Elizabeth Perry (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Bach Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
26.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rob Visser (Oboe D'amore)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
27.
Concerto for 3 Violins in D major, BWV 1064 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Hengelbrock (Violin), Rainer Kussmaul (Violin), Henk Rubingh (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
28.
Concerto for Oboe in F major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor:  Donatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
Period: Baroque 
29.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor:  Donatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
Period: Baroque 
30.
Concerto for Oboe in G minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor:  Donatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
Period: Baroque 
31.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in G major (after BWV 100, 170 and 30) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor:  Donatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
Period: Baroque 
32.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe), Simona Venslovaite (Violin)
Conductor:  Donatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
Period: Baroque 

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