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Bach: Musical Offering / Kuijken Ensemble

Bach / Kuijken Ensemble
Release Date: 06/20/2006 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2050366  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wieland KuijkenBarthold KuijkenSigiswald KuijkenRobert Kohnen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuijken Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

J.S. Bach: Musical Offering

THE KUIJKEN ENSEMBLES
Barthold Kuijken, transverse flute
Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba
Robert Kohnen, harpsichord

Recorded live at the Old Town Hall, Leipzig, 28 July 2000

Picture Format : NTSC · 16:9 anamorphic (widescreen)
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo · Dolby Digital 5.1
Region Code: 0 (all)
Booklet Notes: English, German, French
Running Time: 53 mins

* The three Belgian Kuijken brothers together with Robert Kohnen count among the most distinguished of all present-day early-music specialists. They have long since branched out into conducting and other
Read more far-reaching ways of propagating authentic Baroque style. But they are each masters of a different set of instruments, so their occasional reunions for concerts become genuine occasions.
* With The Musical Offering, played here in a rigorously reduced scoring, they demonstrate their great flair for style and their long-standing experience.
* Recorded in the beautiful setting of the historical Old Town Hall in Leipzig.
* Bach’s late masterpiece "The Musical Offering" (1747) is a musical homage written on the occasion of Bach’s visit to King Frederick The Great of Prussia.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wieland Kuijken (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Barthold Kuijken (Flute), Sigiswald Kuijken (Violin),
Robert Kohnen (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuijken Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany 

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