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Bach & Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos / Weyer, Pak, Berliner Camerata


Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Ars Produktion   Catalog #: 38223  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFelix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sabine WeyerOlga Pak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Camerata
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Johann Sebastian Bach’s harpsichord concertos were written between 1729 and 1740 in Leipzig. The Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 was the first in the history of the keyboard concerto to contain an extended solo part for the harpsichord. In the harpsichord concertos that followed soon after, the keyboard instrument fully established its leading role. Meanwhile, manuscript studies have shown that Bach’s harpsichord concertos are derived from earlier concertos for other instruments. Felix Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings in d minor shares certain similarities with Bach’s keyboard concertos, both in terms of its sparkling effervescence and youthful exuberance, but also in the many contrapuntal passages with which the Read more young composer sought to demonstrate his capabilities. At the same time, Mendelssohn also sought to pay homage to “the Father of Western music.” It is widely known that he played a critical role in Bach’s rediscovery; Mendelssohn’s revival of the St. Matthew Passion helped to restore Bach’s rightful place in the history of music. Pianist Sabine Weyer performs regularly throughout Europe as an orchestra soloist and a recitalist. In 2016 she joined the faculty of the Music Conservatory of the City of Luxembourg. She is the artistic director of her own art festival “The classic Jam Sessions” at the Kinneksbond Mamer in Luxembourg. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sabine Weyer (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sabine Weyer (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Violin in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sabine Weyer (Piano), Olga Pak (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Camerata
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Germany 

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