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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
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.
Works on This Recording
Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Wieland Kuijken (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Barthold Kuijken (Flute),
Sigiswald Kuijken (Violin),
Robert Kohnen (Harpsichord)
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany
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