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Bach: The Musical Offering / Ensemble Sonnerie

Release Date: 04/23/1996 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 5451392   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Sonnerie
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Ensemble Sonnerie have looked beyond the instrumentations employed for most performances of the work . . . and have welcomed in a variety of colourful combinations, right up to a rich consort realization of the six-part Ricercar (though we do get the keyboard version of this piece as well). . . . Many of the sounds will be familiar enough to Bach enthusiasts, from the fruity presence of the oboe da caccia to the delicious doubling of flute and violin. . . . The greater clarity achieved certainly helps the listener to follow closely Bach’s amazing contrapuntal ingenuity. . . . The playing itself is of as high a standard as one would expect from the names above, with everyone taking part as if this were music to be enjoyed rather than just Read more admired. . . . The trio sonata has a conversational charm and poise that will be familiar to anyone who has heard this group’s recent Telemann recordings. This must be the most purely enjoyable Musical Offering for a long time." -- Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Sonnerie
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Now my favourite reading of Musical Offering September 30, 2016 By Adam F. (West Vancouver, BC) See All My Reviews "Monica Huggett has long been one of my favourite Baroque musicians. I found her rendering of the Musical Offering solid and authoritative, and yet inspiring. The initial King's Theme was beautifully played on the harpsichord." Report Abuse
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