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Bach: Orchestral Suites No 1-4 / Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin

Bach, J.s.
Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 501578  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"the work of another relatively new antiquarian group, the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, is altogether more interesting. Performing with no set director and alternating concertmasters, the academy applies fuller instrumentation to the suites and takes a compleatist approach to repeats. These players, too, have worked with the ubiquitous Mr. Goebel, and they seem to carry some of his spirit in a more selective approach to orthodoxy and more characterful emphases and phrasing. The instrumental sound is pungent and juicy in Harmonia Mundi's rich acoustic." -- James Oestreich, The New York Times [6/20/96; reviewing the original release] "the work of another relatively new antiquarian group, the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, is altogether more interesting. Performing with no set director and alternating concertmasters, the academy applies fuller instrumentation to the suites and takes a compleatist approach to repeats. These players, too, have worked with the ubiquitous Mr. Goebel, and they seem to carry some of his spirit in a more selective approach to orthodoxy and more characterful emphases and phrasing. The instrumental sound is pungent and juicy in Harmonia Mundi's rich acoustic." -- James Oestreich, The New York Times [6/20/96; reviewing the original release] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
2. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3. Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 

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