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Bach: Orchestral Suites 1 & 2, Etc / Haugsand, Et Al


Release Date: 05/07/2002 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 181   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ku EbbingeKetil HaugsandLars HenrikssonMats Klingfors,   ... 
Conductor:  Ketil Haugsand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Let's face it: just about everybody, especially early music specialists, plays these works well. The chamber-sized Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, under the leadership of Ketil Haugsand, is no exception. Thanks to its small complement, this group gives texturally clear, incisive readings that are in tune, technically flawless, and will not disappoint: you simply hear every note Bach wrote in these well-known works. As is now typical of Linn's recordings, the sound is absolutely stunning and spacious, benefiting from the HDCD encoding that is clearly marked on the CD tray and inside booklet. Tempos throughout tend to be either sprightly or stately, although some of the choices in the B minor suite may not be to everyone's taste. The opening Read more prelude of the Ouverture is quite fast (not really the "Lentement" prescribed in the score) and the Rondeau and Sarabande alike are perhaps too moderate and retiring in conception. Still, if you are looking for a straightforward interpretation, superbly recorded, this one could be for you.

--Michael Liebowitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42: no 1, Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ku Ebbinge (Oboe), Ketil Haugsand (Harpsichord), Lars Henriksson (Oboe),
Mats Klingfors (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Ketil Haugsand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Orkdal Church, Fannrem, Norway 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tormod Dalen (Cello), Odd Sveinung Johnsen (Viola), Paul Wåhlberg (Flute),
Maria Lindahl (Violin), Cecilia Wåhlberg (Violin), Ketil Haugsand (Harpsichord),
Erik Zeppezauer (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Ketil Haugsand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Orkdal Church, Fannrem, Norway 
Length: 19 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ketil Haugsand (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Ketil Haugsand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 19 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ketil Haugsand (Harpsichord), Anna-Maija Luolajan-Mikkola (Oboe), Christopher Robson (Bassoon),
Alayne Leslie (Oboe)
Conductor:  Ketil Haugsand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 22 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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