Bach: Complete Concertos

Release Date: 6/24/2016
Catalog Number: BRI95303
Number of Discs: 9

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This 9 CD set contains the complete solo concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach: the Brandenburg Concertos, violin concertos, keyboard concertos for one, two, three, and four harpsichords and the triple concerto. As an attractive “bonus” two CD’s are included which contains concerto reconstructions, for oboe, oboe d’amore, oboe and violin and 3 violins. In some cases Bach wrote an arrangement for another solo instrument of an existing concerto of his (or by other composers, such as Vivaldi and Marcello). The original concertos are often lost, and these are reconstructed by present day musicologists and musicians.

The performances here are all historically informed in style, if not all played on instruments either from or closely modeled on those used in Bach’s time. ‘Modern’-instrument performances include the concertos which survive in versions for solo violin – though Bach probably wrote them originally with the harpsichord in mind – in which Thomas Zehetmair is both soloist and director of the Amsterdam Bach Soloists with his characteristically bold and incisive sound and interpretative insight. The oboe concerto recordings are Lithuanian in origin, with Andrius Puskingis again soloist/ director with the St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, in sprightly and mellifluous readings.

Excellent performances on period instruments, by Musica Amphion/Pieter-Jan Belder, Thomas Zehetmair, Christine Schornsheim and oboist Andrius Puskunigis.
Works on This Recording
1. Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Remy Baudet (Violin), Frank De Bruine (Oboe), Erwin Wieringa (Horn), Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
2. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Remy Baudet (Violin), Pieter-Jan Belder (Recorder), William Wroth (Trumpet), Frank De Bruine (Oboe)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1718 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
3. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: 1711-1713 ; ?Weimar, Germany
4. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Remy Baudet (Violin), Pieter-Jan Belder (Recorder), Saskia Coolen (Recorder)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
5. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Remy Baudet (Violin), Wilbert Hazelzet (Flute), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720-1721 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
6. Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Staas Swierstra (Viola), Mieneke Van der Velden (Viola da Gamba), Johannes Boer (Viola da Gamba), Sayuri Yamagata (Viola), Lucia Swarts (Cello)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1710 ; ?Weimar, Germany
7. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
8. Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
9. Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
10. Concerto for Violin in G minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque
11. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
12. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Karl Suske (Violin), Walter Heinz Berstein (Harpsichord), Giorgio Krohner (Violin)
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
13. Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
14. Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
15. Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
16. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
17. Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Paul Leenhouts (Recorder), Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder), Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
18. Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
19. Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Armin Thalheim (Harpsichord), Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
20. Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Violetta Liebsch (Harpsichord), Armin Thalheim (Harpsichord), Mechtild Stark (Harpsichord), Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
21. Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1061 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
22. Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1062 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Siebe Henstra (Harpsichord), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
23. Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord), Siebe Henstra (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
24. Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1064 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord), Siebe Henstra (Harpsichord), Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
25. Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Elizabeth Perry (Violin), Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord), Marieke Schneemann (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Netherlands Bach Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1730 ; Leipzig, Germany
26. Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Rob Visser (Oboe d'amore)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque
27. Concerto for 3 Violins in D major, BWV 1064 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Rainer Kussmaul (Violin), Thomas Hengelbrock (Violin), Henk Rubingh (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amsterdam Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
28. Concerto for Oboe in F major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Period: Baroque
29. Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Period: Baroque
30. Concerto for Oboe in G minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Period: Baroque
31. Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in G major (after BWV 100, 170 and 30) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Period: Baroque
32. Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe), Simona Venslovaite (Violin)
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Period: Baroque
33. Concerto for Oboe in G minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Period: Baroque
34. Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in G major (after BWV 100, 170 and 30) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Period: Baroque
35. Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Simona Venslovaite (Violin), Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Period: Baroque
36. Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Simona Venslovaite (Violin), Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Period: Baroque
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