The Brandenburg Concertos
Title:

The Brandenburg Concertos

Composer:
Artists:

Trevor Pinnock
European Brandenburg Ensemble

Cat No:

AV2119

Price:

£18.75 (2 CDs)

Summary:

Trevor Pinnock first recorded the Brandenburg Concertos some twenty-five years ago. This new recording is a product of Mr. Pinnock’s deep fascination with Bach’s ground-breaking concertos and in the working process and interaction of musicians in ensemble. Eager to cut through any narrow conceptions of period style, players from different countries and of different generations were invited to join this new voyage of exploration. In the early eighteenth century there was no fixed concept of the orchestra; these pieces could be performed on single instruments to a part or with parts doubled. This fine recording demonstrates a variety of approaches.

Gramophone Award Winner!

Tracklist:

J. S. BACH (1685 – 1750)
CD 1
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046
1. I [Allegro] (3:52)
2. II Adagio (3:39)
3. III Allegro (4:09)
4. IV Menuetto – Trio I – Polacca – Trio II (7:32)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
5. I [Allegro] (5:32)
6. II [Adagio] (1:29)
Improvisation by Kati Debretzeni
7. III Allegro (4:46)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
8. I Allegro (9:58)
9. II Affettuoso (5:30)
10. III Allegro 5:15)
Total time CD 1: 51:42

CD 2
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
1. I [Allegro] (4:54)
2. II Andante (3:45)
3. III Allegro assai (2:53)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
4. I Allegro (6:46)
5. II Andante (3:38)
6. III Presto (4:40)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
7. I [Allegro] (5:54)
8. II Adagio ma non tanto (4:33)
9. III Allegro (5:24)
Total time CD 2: 42:27

Recorded 16 – 18 December 2006 and 2 – 5 January in the Ballroom at the Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, England, and 29 – 30 September 2007 at the Henry Wood Hall, London, England
Production, Engineering, Mix and Mastering: Michele Gaggia – DNS Studios

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