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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suites / Karl Richter


Release Date: 02/01/2002 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 463657   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hansheinz SchneebergerHermann BaumannHedwig BilgramManfred Clement,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Munich Bach Orchestra/Karl Richter. Archiv 427 143-2 [2 CDs, with Concerto for Oboe d’amore and Strings (after BWV 1055) and Concerto for Violin, Oboe, and Strings (after BWV 1060)] (Brandenburg Concertos recorded 1967)

Better than most, Karl Richter knew that the Brandenburg Concertos are serious fun and ought to be played that way. There is a sense of joy in these wiry readings, of something elevated but at the same time earthy and jaunty and not too pious, that still delights after a quarter of a century – and nowhere does one get a better feeling for the extraordinary effloresence of Bach’s genius. The accounts are briskly paced and soloistic in approach, with every participant freely involved. While the intonation is at
Read more times a little less than precise, the overall effect is delightfully fresh and musical, and the recordings scarcely show their age. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection, reviewing a previous issue of this album. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hansheinz Schneeberger (Violin), Hermann Baumann (Natural Horn), Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord),
Manfred Clement (Oboe), Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon), Werner Meyendorf (Natural Horn)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hans-Martin Linde (Recorder), Hansheinz Schneeberger (Violin), Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord),
Manfred Clement (Oboe), Pierre Thibaud (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
4.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hans-Martin Linde (Recorder), Hansheinz Schneeberger (Violin), Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord),
Günter Höller (Recorder)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Hansheinz Schneeberger (Violin), Aurèle Nicolet (Flute)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ingo Sinnhoffer (Viola), Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Fritz Kiskalt (Cello),
Oswald Uhl (Viola da gamba), Johannes Fink (Viola da gamba), Kurt-Christian Stier (Viola),
Herbert Duft (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
7.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
11.
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gerhart Hetzel (Violin), Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Aurèle Nicolet (Flute)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 1. (Allegro)
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. (Allegro)
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. (Allegro)
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. Allegro moderato
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
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 1. Ouverture
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 2. Rondeau
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 3. Sarabande
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 4. Bourrée I-II
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 5. Polonaise
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 6. Menuet
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 7. Badinerie

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