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Bach: Violin Concertos / Viktoria Mullova


Release Date: 04/05/1996 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 446675   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Viktoria MullovaFrançois Leleux
Conductor:  Viktoria Mullova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mullova Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

There are just seven players in this group, giving us a pared-down Bach with clean lines and no frills. The chamber sound is refreshingly transparent and Mullova is a fleet-fingered soloist.

This is an impressive debut recording by the Mullova Ensemble, who offer the aural equivalent of the Terence Conran look – pared down, clean lines, with no frills. There are just seven players in the group, and while one inevitably loses something of the contrast between soloist and full orchestra, the chamber sound is refreshingly transparent, bringing into focus details that are often obscured, like the imaginative keyboard continuo realisation. The standard of intonation and ensemble of these extrovert, energetic performances is
Read more exceptionally high, and Mullova is a fleet-fingered soloist. Her sweet sound and control are matched in the C minor double concerto by François Leleux’s exquisite oboe playing.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Conductor:  Viktoria Mullova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mullova Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Conductor:  Viktoria Mullova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mullova Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Conductor:  Viktoria Mullova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mullova Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  François Leleux (Oboe), Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Conductor:  Viktoria Mullova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mullova Ensemble
Period: Baroque 

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