This set actually includes more than concertos: you get the orchestral suites too. Bach’s other concertos are included in one of their various forms, either for keyboard(s), or reconstructed for conjectured original forces. As my colleague John Greene pointed out in reviewing one disc in this series, although the concept behind this series was to reproduce the relaxed, conversational quality of the performances at Zimmermann’s coffee house in Bach’s own day, the practical reality of period performance renders that sort of seat-of-the-pants spontaneity virtually impossible to achieve, and they come across as, if anything, somewhat studied. But they are marvelously studied—the performances are full of contrast, characterfully ornamented, andRead more just plain fun to listen to, particularly if you know the works well. They are also splendidly recorded. Highly recommended, especially for fans of Bach on period instruments.
Best of the bestNovember 28, 2012By Nikos L. See All My Reviews"I have been a fun of the so called historical interpretations of the baroque music for quite some years now. I've heard many recordings of Bach's works on authentic instruments. This is by far the best. The tempos, the transparency, the vividness of the music reveals the greatness of Bach. Absolutely recommended."Report Abuse