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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No 4-6 / Karl Richter, Munich Bach Orchestra


Release Date: 03/24/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 463012  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edgar ShannOtto Büchner
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Very few conductors have recorded as much Bach as Karl Richter, and none can lay a stronger claim to a legacy based on championing the master. Throughout his prolific though sadly short life (he died at age 54 from a heart attack, though the devoted still steadfastly attribute the burgeoning original-instrument movement for breaking his heart) Richter always returned to Bach and rarely recorded (or performed) the music of other composers. Richter's reverence for Bach is evinced by the simplicity, splendor, and grandeur with which he consistently imbued his performances. Richter understood that the profound underlying architecture of Bach's music was critical to its appreciation, enjoyment, and yes, power. As a long-standing Richter fan, I Read more couldn't be more overjoyed to see these benchmark Archiv performances reissued again (the fourth time for the Brandenburg's!)... [H]e understood that in Bach's day this was contemporary orchestral music whose success required vitality as well as authority... This is cornerstone Bach that should not be missed.

-- John Greene, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing the complete Brandenburg Concertos, DG 463657
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Works on This Recording

1. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3. Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
4. Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edgar Shann (Oboe), Otto Büchner (Violin)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 

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