Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1; Brandenburg Concerto No. 2; Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Brandenburg Concerto No. 4; Brandenburg Concerto No. 5; Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

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COMPOSERS: Bach
LABELS: Erato
WORKS: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1; Brandenburg Concerto No. 2; Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Brandenburg Concerto No. 4; Brandenburg Concerto No. 5; Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
PERFORMER: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Ton Koopman
CATALOGUE NO: 4509-91935-2 DDD (2 discs) (1985)
A distinguished period-style version, classy and polished, with a star-studded ensemble under the direction of one of the most intuitively imaginative Baroque specialists of our time. Academically informed yet emotionally intense, this is splendidly vital, urgently expressive playing, balancing the dancingly brisk with the expansively weighty. The brilliant harpsichord soloist in No. 5 is Koopman himself, who also provides the lengthy (un-cued) interlude between the two movements of No. 3. No supporting notes. Ates Orga

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