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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Harnoncourt, Schreier, Holl


Release Date: 10/27/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001347009   
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Janet PerryRobert HollPeter Schreier
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Deutsche Grammophon celebrates Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s 80th birthday with this 2-DVD release of rare, vintage, period Bach performances for the first time. Never released on DVD—and, to the dismay of fans, long unavailable—these glorious Bach pieces are conducted by period instrument pioneer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, as only he can. Harnoncourt, a notable cellist, performs in two concertos and on gamba in one. Harnoncourt warns, “If we lose contact with the great works of Bach, we lose our contact with humanity.”

Vocalists Janet Perry, Robert Holl, and Peter Schreier sing with distinction in the Coffee Cantata. The Surround Sound makes clear that they revel in the acoustics of the visually magnificent Baroque library of
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“Highly accomplished playing from all the Concentus Musicus”—Gramophone

Repertoire:
BACH: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046–1051
Coffee Cantata BWV 211
Concerto for Oboe, Violin and String Orchestra in C minor, BWV 1060
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt—conductor
Janet Perry, Robert Holl, Peter Schreier—soloists

Bonus Material:
Introductions to each Brandenburg Concerto with Harnoncourt

Technical Specifications:
DVD Format: DVD-9
Picture Format: 4:3/NTSC/Color
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Sound Format: pcm stereo/dts 5.1
Subtitles: English (Introductions) & German/English/French/Spanish (Coffee Cantata)
Total Playing Time: 164 min + 106 min introductions

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Works on This Recording

1. Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
4. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
5. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
6. Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
7. Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211 "Coffee Cantata" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Janet Perry (Soprano), Robert Holl (Bass), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
8. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
9. Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 

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