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Bach: Integrale Concerts Plusieurs / Cafe Zimmerman


Release Date: 01/10/2011 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 811   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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, and Read 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.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
3. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
5. Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
6. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
7. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
8. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
9. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
10. Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
11. Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
12. Concerto for Violin in G minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
13. Concerto for Oboe in F major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
14. Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
15. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
16. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
17. Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
18. Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
19. Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
20. Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
21. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
22. Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1061 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052: I. Allegro
Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052: II. Adagio
Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052: III. Allegro
Oboe d'amore Concerto in A major, BWV 1055: I. Allegro
Oboe d'amore Concerto in A major, BWV 1055: II. Larghetto
Oboe d'amore Concerto in A major, BWV 1055: III. Allegro ma non tanto
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042: III. Allegro assai
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: I. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: II. Affettuoso
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: I. Allegro - II. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: III. Allegro
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: III. Allegro
Overture (Suite) No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066: I. Overture
Overture (Suite) No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066: II. Courante
Overture (Suite) No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066: III. Gavottes I-II
Overture (Suite) No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066: IV. Forlane
Overture (Suite) No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066: V. Menuets I-II
Overture (Suite) No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066: VI. Bourrees I-II
Overture (Suite) No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066: VII. Passepieds I-II
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060: I. Allegro
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060: II. Adagio
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060: III. Allegro

Customer Reviews

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 Best of the best November 28, 2012 By 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
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