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Bach: Complete Harpsichord Concertos / Schornsheim, Belder


Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94421  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine SchornsheimArmin ThalheimMechtild StarkVioletta Liebsch,   ... 
Conductor:  Burkhard GlaetznerPieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Bach Collegium Musicum OrchestraMusica Amphion
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1717 Johann Sebastian Bach entered the service of the Prince of Anhalt-Co?then. It was an appointment that was to prove highly fruitful, as, free from ecclesiastical duties and with an instrumental ensemble of about 17 players to hand; Bach took the opportunity to expand his instrumental output – writing, among others, a collection of violin concertos.

Also dating from this period are the Harpsichord Concertos, products of the composer’s association with the Telemann Musical Society. Indeed, just as Handel is credited with the birth of the organ concerto, the harpsichord concerto owes its origins to J.S. Bach – whose weekly appearances at the Society were an ideal forum in which to transcribe extant concerto movements for
Read more solo and multiple harpsichords. From the sunny disposition of BWV1053 to the dramatic interplay between solo parts in BWV1062, Bach effectively cultivated a new, heightened form of expression in all these works – the majority of which are probably tran- scriptions of earlier (including lost) violin concertos by himself and others.

Dedicated to the composer’s complete works in the medium, this release celebra- tes the birth of one of the most important genres in music history. Christine Schornsheim, Pieter-Jan Belder and their harpsichord colleagues provide comman- ding readings, and are deftly supported by the Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum and Musica Amphion; spanning 3 CDs and over three hours of performances, this recording represents compulsive listening for the harpsichord connoisseur and Baroque enthusiast alike.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• Includes booklet notes.
• Recordings made 1990 (CD1) & 1992 (CD2), Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig; May & June 2006, Schiedam/Leiden (CD3). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Bach Collegium Musicum Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Bach Collegium Musicum Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Bach Collegium Musicum Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Bach Collegium Musicum Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
5. Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Bach Collegium Musicum Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
6. Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Bach Collegium Musicum Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
7. Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Bach Collegium Musicum Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
8. Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord), Armin Thalheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Bach Collegium Musicum Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
9. Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mechtild Stark (Harpsichord), Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord), Violetta Liebsch (Harpsichord),
Armin Thalheim (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Burkhard Glaetzner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Bach Collegium Musicum Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
10. Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1061 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2006/06/2006 
Venue:  Schiedam/ Leiden 
Length: 17 Minutes 8 Secs. 
11. Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1062 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Siebe Henstra (Harpsichord), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2006/06/2006 
Venue:  Schiedam/ Leiden 
Length: 13 Minutes 12 Secs. 
12. Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Siebe Henstra (Harpsichord), Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2006/06/2006 
Venue:  Schiedam/ Leiden 
Length: 12 Minutes 46 Secs. 
13. Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1064 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord), Siebe Henstra (Harpsichord), Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2006/06/2006 
Venue:  Schiedam/ Leiden 
Length: 15 Minutes 52 Secs. 

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