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Bach: Orchestral Suites, Violin Concertos / Spivakov, Moscow Virtuosi


Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802086  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir SpivakovAlexei Utkin
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These recordings, made in 1990-93, were notable in that they avoided the usual CD programming cliche?s, bringing together some of the double and triple concertos in which Bach had a hand, in an unusual mix. The D minor Concerto for violin and oboe is a scholastically justified reconstruction from the double harpsichord Concerto in C minor, BWV1060, and the three-violin Concerto, BWV1064, is likewise derived from one for three harpsichords, the provenance of which is in doubt.

Vladimir Spivakov is the soloist in the concertos, and takes over as conductor for the Four Suites for Orchestra, the orchestra being the Moscow Virtuosi, which he founded in 1979. They have always been renowned for their bright, clear sound and energetic
Read more approach, which jettisoned some of the heavy or aggressive weight associated with some Russian ensembles in Baroque music, while retaining the legerdemain associated with all the great Russian string players. It is a sound and an approach completely of its time, one that ensembles such as the Russian National Orchestra emulated in the following years.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Spivakov (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1982 
Venue:  Church of St. Matthieu, Colmar, France 
Length: 18 Minutes 22 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Spivakov (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1982 
Venue:  Church of St. Matthieu, Colmar, France 
Length: 14 Minutes 12 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexei Utkin (Oboe)
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/1982 
Venue:  Church of St. Matthieu, Colmar, France 
Length: 12 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexei Utkin (Oboe d'amore)
Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/1982 
Venue:  Church of St. Matthieu, Colmar, France 
Length: 12 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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