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Bach: Piano Concertos / Bahrami, Chailly, Gewandhausorchester


Release Date: 08/16/2011 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4782956   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ramin Bahrami
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Whichever keyboard Bach had in mind for the five concertos here, it wasn't a grand piano…yet the Gewandhausorchester's musicianship is such that we shouldn't get hung up on the medium. The strings are lean and lithe, with sharply etched dynamics…the F minor Concerto is perfectly judged." -- Anna Picard, The Independent [July 17, 2011]

"...Mr. Chailly’s approach to this repertory is typically vigorous, with reduced scale but no effort to tamp down the sound or, in this case, to treat the piano like a harpsichord... [Bahrami's] playing is everywhere strong and fluent... The orchestra...plays with freshness, commitment and vitality... this disc is eminently recommendable to specialists and nonspecialists
Read more alike." -- James R. Oestreich, The New York Times [9/30/2011]

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Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig follow the international success of their recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, St. Matthew Passion and the critically acclaimed Weihnachts-Oratorium with five of Bach’s best-loved concertos for keyboard – a recording which has already spent 7 weeks in the Italian pop charts. The soloist is young Iranian-born Bach specialist Ramin Bahrami. Well known on the international concert platform, Ramin Bahrami studied with the legendary American Bach pianist Rosalyn Tureck – the artist who perhaps more than any other brought the composer’s keyboard works to the attention of the public through her research and recordings. - Universal
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ramin Bahrami (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
2. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ramin Bahrami (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3. Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ramin Bahrami (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ramin Bahrami (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
5. Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ramin Bahrami (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

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