JS Bach - Keyboard Concertos, Italian Concerto | Rubicon RCD1006

JS Bach - Keyboard Concertos, Italian Concerto


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Label: Rubicon

Cat No: RCD1006

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 22nd September 2017



For such a great virtuoso of both harpsichord and organ, it is remarkable that J.S. Bach composed only one original work for keyboard and orchestra: the Fifth ‘Brandenburg’ Concerto which with its huge 65-bar cadenza in the first movement created the blue print for all piano concertos that followed. However, Bach, the great arranger, turned to his other concertos and created seven (No.6, omitted here, is for keyboard, two flutes and strings) concertos that give us an idea of his ability as a player, but also his genius in transcription, often taking great liberties with the original material to create new concertos. Bach performed these concertos at social gatherings of the Collegium Musicum in Leipzig, and he directed from the keyboard.

Korean pianist Sonya Bach studied with Lazar Berman and Alicia de Larrocha, and is a Steinway artist.

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