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Bach: Violin Concertos / Faust, Academy for Ancient Music Berlin

Faust,Isabelle
Release Date: 03/15/2019 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902335  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Isabelle Faust
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



This recording featuring Isabelle Faust and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin explores works by Johann Sebastian Bach that were, in one form or another, originally written or conceived as violin showpieces. Along with the famous Violin Concertos BWV 1041-43, a selection of of overtures, trio sonatas, and concertos now associated with other instruments, are performed here on violin as the composer intended. Hearing Faust play the famous Badinerie from the second Orchestral Suite (normally played on flute) is a reminder that the author of The Well-Tempered Clavier was also a virtuoso violinist.

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REVIEWS:

Faust's tone is
Read more both lean and exquisitely sweet, combined with consistent stylistic elegance which reaches the heights of eloquence in the slow movement of the E major Concerto.

– BBC Music Magazine

Everything here is energy, though the exuberance is of the grounded kind that never gets out of hand. The deeper delight of it all is that you can encounter subtle new aspects in the familiar works. This is a hugely enjoyable celebration of Bach – himself a violinist – which conjures not so much the strict contrapuntal and formal genius as the joyous spirit of the living man.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
4.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 5 in C major, BWV 529 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 3 in D minor, BWV 527 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

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