J S Bach - Brandenburg Concertos | SDG SDG707

J S Bach - Brandenburg Concertos

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Label: SDG

Cat No: SDG707

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 28th September 2009

Contents

Artists

English Baroque Soloists

Conductors

Kati Debretzeni
John Eliot Gardiner

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Brandenburg Concertos nos 1-6, BWV1046-51 (complete)

Artists

English Baroque Soloists

Conductors

Kati Debretzeni
John Eliot Gardiner

About

John Eliot Gardiner and his superb period-instrument chamber orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, record their unique interpretation of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos for the very first time.

Gardiner only conducts two of the six concertos but rehearsed the others with the players. The responsibility of performing the remaining four is left to the hand-picked musicians of the English Baroque Soloists led by the brilliant Kati Debretzeni, a true Konzertmeisterin and the inspirational presiding virtuoso of this project.

The six “Brandenburg” Concertos, described by Bach as ‘Concertos for several instruments’, are widely regarded as among the finest musical compositions of the Baroque. Now considered a benchmark of Baroque music, the concertos still have the power to move people almost three centuries later.

The booklet includes a long note by John Eliot Gardiner entitled ‘A conductor-less slant on the Brandenburg Concertos’ and entries by each member of the English Baroque Soloists where they discuss their personal experience of recording the Brandenburg Concertos.
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