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Bach: Solo Concertos Vol 5 / Musica Alta Ripa


Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm) Gold Catalog #: 3090685   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernward LohrLudger RémyAnne RöhrigRudolf Innig,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Alta Ripa
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD, the last in MDG's series of Bach solo concertos, presents works that exist in more than one version or instrumentation. In some cases, as with the E major violin concerto, it is the final and more familiar version that is heard, and in other cases it is the earlier one, as in the first version of the Brandenburg No. 5. The works are played by a chamber ensemble, one to a part--string quintet plus harpsichord for the most part, with soloists added. The instrumentalists phrase well, have no technical limitations, and ultimately produce very attractive performances. The sound, however, is over-reverberant, and though it is a warm, thrilling sonic wash, details are obscured. This is particularly true in the harpsichord concertos where Read more the top line of the solo part at times is difficult to distinguish. The flute and violin have a better time carrying over the intimate din, and the reading of the violin concerto, in particular, is quite attractive. But clarity and balance are a must in a Bach recording, and too much of the time those are simply lacking in this well-intentioned effort.

--Rad Bennett, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernward Lohr (Harpsichord), Ludger Rémy (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Alta Ripa
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  N. Church Castle, Oranienburg, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anne Röhrig (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Alta Ripa
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  N. Church Castle, Oranienburg, Germany 
Length: 15 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rudolf Innig (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Alta Ripa
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  N. Church Castle, Oranienburg, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 47 Secs. 
4. Brandenburg Concerto no 5a in D major, BWV 1050a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Kaiser (Flute), Anne Röhrig (Violin), Gregor Hollmann (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Alta Ripa
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1719; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  N. Church Castle, Oranienburg, Germany 
Length: 18 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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