There are just seven players in this group, giving us a pared-down Bach with clean lines and no frills. The chamber sound is refreshingly transparent and Mullova is a fleet-fingered soloist.
This is an impressive debut recording by the Mullova Ensemble, who offer the aural equivalent of the Terence Conran look – pared down, clean lines, with no frills. There are just seven players in the group, and while one inevitably loses something of the contrast between soloist and full orchestra, the chamber sound is refreshingly transparent, bringing into focus details that are often obscured, like the imaginative keyboard continuo realisation. The standard of intonation and ensemble of these extrovert, energetic performances isRead more exceptionally high, and Mullova is a fleet-fingered soloist. Her sweet sound and control are matched in the C minor double concerto by François Leleux’s exquisite oboe playing.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056by Johann Sebastian Bach Performer:
Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Period: Baroque Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany