JS Bach - Horn Concertos | Haenssler HC21000

JS Bach - Horn Concertos

£12.69

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Label: Haenssler

Cat No: HC21000

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 10th September 2021

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About

It was normal in Bach's day to set one's own compositions to new texts. Against this background, and in the absence of concertos expressly written by Bach for the horn, a hornist of the calibre of Radek Baborák was understandably attracted to the idea of seeking out pieces suitable for his instrument. Baborák found what he was looking for in the Bach concertos, where Bach arranges his own works. The first concerto on this recording has been handed down to us as the Concerto for harpsichord BWV1053. The B flat major Concerto was another case where Radek Baborák reconstructed a concerto that was the source of Bach's Concerto for harpsichord BWV1055. The Concerto in D minor required a somewhat different approach. From two instrumental movements from the Cantata Geist und Seele BWV35 Radek Baborák has drawn upon the outer movements of this third concerto. The central movement originates in an oboe concerto by the Venetian composer Alessandro Marcello.

Radek Baborák was born in Pardubice in 1976. At the age of eight he began learning the horn. Between 1990 and 1994 he continued his studies at the Prague Conservatoire. At the age of eighteen Baborák was appointed principal horn with the Czech Philharmonic, 1996 to 2000 he was principal horn with the Munich Philharmonic. Baborák's post as solo horn player with the Berlin Philharmonic from 2003 to 2010 represents the last chapter of his career as an orchestra player.

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