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

COMPOSERS: Bach
LABELS: Sony Seon
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: Sigiswald Kuijken, Anner Bylsma, Frans Brüggen, Bob van Asperen, Gustav Leonhardt (director), etc
CATALOGUE NO: SB2K 62946 1977
Leonhardt’s mid-Seventies recordings of the Brandenburgs must surely rank among the finest period-instrument versions on the market. They are remarkably free of mannerisms, and convey a freshness and musicality that is life-enhancing. Among the many highlights, I would particularly commend the sprightly recorder-playing in No. 4, and Leonhardt’s dazzling harpsichord cadenza in No. 5.

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