Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (DVD) | Euroarts 2050316

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (DVD)

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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 2050316

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Contents

Artists

Gottfried von der Goltz
Daniela Helm
Christian Goosses
Ulrike Kaufmann
Isabel Crijnen
Thera de Clerck
Michael Behringer
Karl Kaiser
Friedemann Immer
Katharina Arfken
Freiburger Barockorchester

Conductor

Gottfried von der Goltz

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

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

Artists

Gottfried von der Goltz
Daniela Helm
Christian Goosses
Ulrike Kaufmann
Isabel Crijnen
Thera de Clerck
Michael Behringer
Karl Kaiser
Friedemann Immer
Katharina Arfken
Freiburger Barockorchester

Conductor

Gottfried von der Goltz

About

When Bach was in the service of Prince Leopold in Coethen, he had his own orchestra and was contracted to compose a great deal of instrumental music. This gave him an opportunity to try new techniques and to develop his own instrumental style. The six Brandenburg Concertos belongs to these masterpieces for a small ensemble. This joyously infectious performance of these famous landmarks in the history of music by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra demonstrates both the musical satisfaction and the high professional standard that can be reached with period instruments.

The performance was given in the Bach Anniversary Year 2000 – 250 years after his death – in the elegant Hall of Mirrors at Coethen Castle.

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra’s members all have virtuoso skills. They take the spotlight gracefully for solos but also play with the true ensemble spirit required by the music. Their decision to perform without a conductor revives an eighteenth century practice. A bonus film features several other famous and entertaining examples of Bach’s chamber music.

Reviews

...an outstanding set of period-instrument performances of the Brandenburgs, appropriately recorded at Castle Gothen. The castle's Spiegesaal has been magnificently restored and makes a visually entrancing backcloth for the recordings... The Freiburgers play their period instruments with great finesse and warmth. Inner detail is clear, there is no edginess on the strings or linear distortions in the expressively played slow movements.
Penguin Guide
Penguin Guide 4 stars Penguin Rosette Winner

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