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Murray Perahia Plays Bach Concertos


Release Date: 07/19/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 782429  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David MillerMurray PerahiaJakob LindbergKenneth Sillito,   ... 
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As with all of Murray Perahia’s recordings, there is hardly a note out of place: The passagework is clean, the articulation crisp, the tone light and bouncy, the dynamics restrained, and the reverence for the composer always present. In the solo concertos in particular there is some very beautiful playing when the pianist’s technical accomplishment is paired with his good taste and musical insight. This makes for some very enjoyable listening in, for example, the jubilant opening movement of the A-Major Concerto, the more stern and serious Adagio in the D-Minor Concerto, and the hauntingly stunning Largo of the F Minor. There are moments, however, that lack energy and are fussy in their concentration on certain details; the last movement of Read more the A-Major Concerto and the opening movement of the E-Major Concerto are two examples. Moving on, the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto is one of the highlights of the set. The pianist, along with his two fine partners, violinist Kenneth Silloto and flutist Jaime Martin, play this as true chamber music. Though the opening movement is taken a bit on the slow side for my taste, the musicians shape it so well that this never is allowed to inhibit the flow of the movement. The cadenza sees Perahia at his most flamboyant—he truly lets go—as excited to romp through the cadenza as any pianist I’ve heard.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Miller (Archlute), David Miller (Theorbo), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Miller (Archlute), David Miller (Theorbo), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 19 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Miller (Theorbo), David Miller (Archlute), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Miller (Theorbo), David Miller (Archlute), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 5 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Miller (Theorbo), David Miller (Archlute), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Miller (Archlute), David Miller (Theorbo), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 39 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Miller (Theorbo), David Miller (Archlute), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo), Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Jaime Martin (Flute),
Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/29/2003 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
9.
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Jaime Martin (Flute), Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo),
Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/2003 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
10.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/2003 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 

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