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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1- 6 / Sorrell, Apollo's Fire

Bach,J.s. / Apollo's Fire / Sorrell
Release Date: 07/13/2010 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2207   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra founded in 1992 by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, launches a major new association with Avie that exemplifypies "the intense detailing Sorrell and company bring to music from the Baroque and Classical eras." - The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

These vibrant performances of varied works by J.S. Bach feature popular repertoire brought together in pairings that have not appeared on disc before. The 2-CD Bach set takes the ever-popular Brandenburg Concertos, and uniquely couples them with two Harpsichord Concertos, one of which is also presented in a reconstruction for violin.

Taking its name from the classical god of music and
Read more the sun, Apollo’s Fire is dedicated to the performance of 17th and 18th-century music on period instruments. Founder and Music Director Jeannette Sorrell and her ensemble of dynamic and creative early-music artists from North America and Europe have been praised internationally for stylistic freshness and buoyancy, animated spontaneity, technical excellence, and creative programming.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
4.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
7.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

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