Melkus, Harnoncourt and Leonhardt perform JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

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COMPOSERS: JS Bach
LABELS: Supraphon
ALBUM TITLE: JS Bach
WORKS: Brandenburg Concertos
PERFORMER: Melkus (violin), Harnoncourt (cello, viola da gamba), Leonhardt (harpsichord); Vienna Chamber Orchestra/Josef Mertin
CATALOGUE NO: SU 4213-2 (1950)

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Despite mustering Harnoncourt and Leonhardt, this pioneering 1950 recording of the Brandenburgs, the first to deploy period instruments, is one for the curious rather than the library.

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Paul Riley