BRISK plays Bach | Globe GLO5262

BRISK plays Bach

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Label: Globe

Cat No: GLO5262

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 22nd January 2016

Contents

About

BRISK, the ensemble’s name, is intended to convey an idea of liveliness and wakefulness. A critic once described the ensemble as providing ‘a coup de grâce for the recorder’s respectable image’. BRISK’s concerts are composed of equal ingredients of variation of style and mood, virtuosity and light-heartedness. The quartet always appear on stage with an enormous assembly of recorders. Since their founding in 1986 BRISK has given countless concerts in important concert halls and festivals throughout Europe, Bolivia, Canada and the USA. BRISK has recorded for radio and television both in the Netherlands and abroad, as well as recording ten CDs that have been well received by both press and public.

Its daring programming of early music in combination with contemporary music is designed to expand the borders of the ensemble’s repertoire. Many composers have dedicated works to the quartet.

BRISK works regularly with fellow musicians as well as with artists from other related disciplines such as actors, directors, librettists and film-makers. BRISK made its name through its lively performances of early music, its search for unknown repertoire, and for the many arrangements that the ensemble has brought about in the style and tradition of the instrument. BRISK has collaborated with Michael Chance, Marcel Beekman, Johannette Zomer, Maarten Koningsberger, the Egidius Kwartet, the Gesualdo Consort, Bernard Winsemius, Leo van Doeselaar, Rainer Zipperling, Mike Fentross and Camerata Trajectina amongst others.

The quartet possesses a great variety of instruments; its extensive contacts with recorder makers throughout the world ensure that its collection is in a state of continual development. This variety of instruments enables the ensemble to perform works from the Renaissance and the Baroque as well as the 20th and 21st centuries in their correct tuning and with the correct timbre.

Tracklisting:

1. JS Bach - Concerto in C major, BWV595 (after Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar)
2. JS Bach - Chorale Prelude ‘Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland’, BWV 659
3. Toek Numan - Prelude
4. JS Bach - Chorale Prelude ‘An Wasserflussen Babylon’, BWV 653
5. JS Bach - Chorale ‘Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’, BWV 332
6. JS Bach - Chorale Prelude ‘Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’, BWV 709
  
JS Bach - Concerto in C minor, BWV 981 (after Marcello)
7. I Adagio
8. II Vivace
9. III Adagio staccato
10. IV Prestissimo

11. Guus Janssen - Relude to C
12. JS Bach - Fugue on a Theme by Corelli, BWV 579
13. JS Bach - Allegro from Concerto in C minor (originally G minor), BWV 985 (after Telemann)
14. JS Bach - Canzona in D minor, BWV 588
15. JS Bach - Chorale Prelude ‘Jesus Christus, unser Heiland’ alio modo, BWV 666
16. Toek Numan - Caccia
17. JS Bach - Fugue on a Theme by Legrenzi, BWV 574
18. JS Bach - Chorale Prelude ‘Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier’, BWV 731

JS Bach - Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (after Vivaldi)
19. I Allegro - Adagio e spiccato
20. II Largo e spiccato
21. III Allegro

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