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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suites, Concertos / Pinnock [8-CD Collector's Edition]


Release Date: 04/19/2011 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 001538502  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor PinnockLisa BeznosiukSimon StandageRachel Beckett,   ... 
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Reviews of the original recordings that make up this set:

Brandenburg Concertos:
"Pinnock's Brandenburgs continue to hold their place at or near the top of the list. These performances represent the peak of his achievement as an advocate of authentic perfomance, with sounds that are clear and refreshing but not too abrasive." – Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]

Orchestral Suites:
These recordings, from the late-1970s flowering of the period-performance movement, remain among the finest renditions of Bach's four Orchestral Suites. The crisp articulation, lively dance-rhythms, vibrant, richly-colored instrumental timbres, and overall unmannered style proved a
Read more refreshing take on works that tended to suffer a lot under the weighty batons of many modern-day symphony orchestra conductors. Trevor Pinnock was not one of those, indeed his expert and enlightened performances of Baroque music with the English Concert were among the more convincing and informed models of historically "authentic" interpretation at a time when it seemed almost everyone – qualified or not – was getting into the act. If you're looking for a solid, time-tested set of Bach Suites – and offered at an attractive mid-price – you won't go wrong here. The sound from the analog original is as clear and vibrant as today's better digital productions, showing no sign of its provenance except for some apparent and occasional balance-tinkering relative to solo instruments – typical for some production teams during that era. No big deal. [5/30/2007]

– David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com

Violin Concertos, Keyboard Concertos, Triple Concerto:
The outright winner here is the English Concert set, where the solo line-up of Pinnock, Kenneth Gilbert, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Nicholas Kraemer knocks spots off the competition. The violin concertos with soloist Simon Standage, who is joined by Elizabeth Wilcock in the Double Concerto, also come over well, while flautist Lisa Beznosiuk and oboist David Reichenberg contribute rewardingly to a first-rate reissue.

– BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
4.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
7.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
11.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1979 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, West Germany 
Length: 21 Minutes 28 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1980 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 51 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1980 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 1 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1980 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 31 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute), Simon Standage (Violin), Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1984 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 21 Minutes 28 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1980 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 48 Secs. 
17.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord), Rachel Beckett (Recorder), Philip Pickett (Recorder)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 31 Secs. 
19.
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Gilbert (Harpsichord), Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1980 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 16 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1061 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Gilbert (Harpsichord), Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1980 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 34 Secs. 
21.
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1062 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Gilbert (Harpsichord), Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1980 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 34 Secs. 
22.
Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Gilbert (Harpsichord), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord), Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1981 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 51 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1064 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Gilbert (Harpsichord), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord), Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1981 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 27 Secs. 
24.
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nicholas Kraemer (Harpsichord), Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord), Kenneth Gilbert (Harpsichord),
Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1981 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 37 Secs. 
25.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Simon Standage (Violin), David Reichenberg (Oboe)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/1984 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 32 Secs. 
26.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Simon Standage (Violin)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 18 Secs. 
27.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Simon Standage (Violin)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 47 Secs. 
28.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Simon Standage (Violin), Elizabeth Wilcock (Violin)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 42 Secs. 
29.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Reichenberg (Oboe d'amore)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 

Sound Samples

Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 1. (without tempo indication)
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 2. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 3. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 4. Menuet - Trio - Polonaise
Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047: 1. (without tempo indication)
Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047: 2. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047: 3. Allegro assai
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048: 1. (without tempo indication)
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048: 2. Adagio (BWV 1019a)
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048: 3. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No.4 In G, BWV 1049: 1. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049: 2. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049: 3. Presto
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050: 1. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050: 2. Affetuoso
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050: 3. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051: 1. --
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051: 2. Adagio ma non tanto
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051: 3. Allegro
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 1. Ouverture
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 2. Courante
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 3. Gavotte I-II
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 4. Forlane
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 5. Menuet I-II
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 6. Bourrée I-II
Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066: 7. Passepied I-II

Customer Reviews

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 the best ever July 26, 2014 By Dennis L. S. (Pittsburgh, PA) See All My Reviews "always have 2 -a spare for POM" Report Abuse
 This is it! May 2, 2013 By J S E T. (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "Pinnock and the English Concert turned in peerless recordings of Bach suites and concerti and this set has them all. The playing and recording are of the highest order. I return to these performances time and again and never tire of the genius of creation and recreation heard here." Report Abuse
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