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Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos / Schiff, Serkin, CO Of Europe [4-CD Collector's Edition]


Release Date: 10/19/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001479702  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András SchiffPeter SerkinBruno CaninoAurèle Nicolet,   ... 
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For those that prefer to hear these works on piano rather than harpsichord, you can hardly find more enjoyable, illuminating, and elegant performances than these. Andras Schiff has surely become one of the most prominent proponents of J.S. Bach on the piano. He is a true master, and the Bach Concerto recordings with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, led by Schiff himself, exemplify this and count as essential listening.

"Schiff's control of colour and articulation never seeks to present merely a harpsichord imitation, and his shaping of Bach's lovely slow movements brings fine sustained lines and a subtle variety of touch." -- Penguin Guide [2003/2004 Edition]

"András Schiff is never less
Read more than entirely musical in his Bach playing, and the qualities in his solo work do carry through to the pieces in this collection. The solo concertos cover the first two discs, and are performed very well indeed. Bouncy outer movements and generally fleet tempi meet expressive and involving central movements in a sonic feast which should bring a smile to your face and a lift to your soul." -- Dominy Clements, MusicWeb International

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano), Peter Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1061 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano), Peter Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1062 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano), Peter Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
11.
Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Serkin (Piano), András Schiff (Piano), Bruno Canino (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
12.
Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1064 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bruno Canino (Piano), András Schiff (Piano), Peter Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
13.
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Aurèle Nicolet (Flute), András Schiff (Piano), Yuko Shiokawa (Violin)
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
14.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 - piano performance: 1. Allegro
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 - piano performance: 2. Adagio
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 - piano performance: 3. Allegro
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.2 in E, BWV 1053: 1. (Allegro)
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.2 in E, BWV 1053: 2. Siciliano
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.2 in E, BWV 1053: 3. Allegro
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.3 in D, BWV 1054: 1. --
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.3 in D, BWV 1054: 2. Adagio e piano sempre
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.3 in D, BWV 1054: 3. Allegro
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.4 in A, BWV 1055 - piano performance: 1. (Allegro)
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.4 in A, BWV 1055 - piano performance: 2. Larghetto
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.4 in A, BWV 1055 - piano performance: 3. Allegro ma non tanto
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056: 1. (Allegro)
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056: 2. Largo
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056: 3. Presto
Concerto for Harpsichord, 2 Recorders, Strings, and Continuo No.6 in F, BWV 1057: 1. --
Concerto for Harpsichord, 2 Recorders, Strings, and Continuo No.6 in F, BWV 1057: 2. Andante
Concerto for Harpsichord, 2 Recorders, Strings, and Continuo No.6 in F, BWV 1057: 3. Allegro assai
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.7 in G minor, BWV 1058: 1. --
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.7 in G minor, BWV 1058: 2. Andante
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.7 in G minor, BWV 1058: 3. Allegro assai

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 sunshine on a rainy day August 3, 2013 By William S. (Renton, WA) See All My Reviews "I've always loved the Bach keyboard concertos, and this is one of the best sets. Schiff (to me) always strikes the right balance between crisp rhythmic articulation and "expressiveness". (He hasn't yet gotten into his mind-set of extreme "objectivity" that turns some of his recent performances into sterile note-playing.) My undearly departed mother would have called this "dull, dreary, draggy" music. How anyone can not like this music -- especially when it's played as engagingly as it is here -- is beyond comprehension. Self-recommending, as they say. NOTE The box is labeled "Complete Keyboard Concertos", but the one for four harpsichords is missing. However, it was adapted from a Vivaldi work so, technically, it is not a /Bach/ concerto." Report Abuse
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