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Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos / Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen


Release Date: 11/02/2018 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555158  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Our highly acclaimed Bach series featuring the Concerto Copenhagen and Lars Ulrik Mortensen continues this month with a release on which the master’s Brandenburg Concertos and the successful Danish ensemble are heard in surround sound. The Brandenburg Concertos are practically synonymous with Baroque music; for the general music public these six instrumental concertos represent the quintessence of the Baroque musical era. Bach himself presumably would have been surprised to learn of their symbolic status. After all, he happened to compose them by pure chance and over a longer period of time. After the Brandenburg Concertos had slumbered for a century, these »Sleeping Beauties« were delivered from archival obscurity in 1850 – Read more when the Bach Society of Leipzig was established and undertook the publication of a complete edition of the works of its composer on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of his death. However, another century passed before the concertos came to enjoy the great popularity they have today. Concerto Copenhagen conveys the unique experience of an artistic depth connected and united with the celebration of life, erudition, and spontaneity representing the true hallmarks of Bach’s music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; Germany 
3.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Germany 
4.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; Germany 
5.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; Germany 
6.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; Germany 

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