Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Harpsichord & Violin Concertos

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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Harpsichord & Violin Concertos
Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell, with Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)

[ Avie / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 20 August 2010

Apollo's Fire, the leading American period-instrument orchestra hailing from Cleveland, launches a major new series on Avie with two vibrant and varied recordings (a recording of Mozart is being released simultaneously), featuring the music of J.S. Bach, anticipating their UK debut at the Wigmore Hall, 30 November.

Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra founded in 1992 by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, launches a major new association with Avie with two releases that exemplify "the intense detailing Sorrell and company bring to music from the Baroque and Classical eras." (The Cleveland Plain Dealer). These vibrant performances of varied works by J.S. Bach feature popular repertoire brought together in pairings that have not appeared on disc before. The 2-CD Bach set takes the ever-popular Brandenburg Concertos, and uniquely couples them with two Harpsichord Concertos, one of which is also presented in a reconstruction for violin.

Taking its name from the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo's Fire is dedicated to the performance of 17th and 18th-century music on period instruments. Founder and Music Director Jeannette Sorrell and her ensemble of dynamic and creative early-music artists from North America and Europe have been praised internationally for stylistic freshness and buoyancy, animated spontaneity, technical excellence, and creative programming.

"Recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are hardly thin on the ground, but this swaggering version...more than holds its own against the competition. The sound is closely miked, and the most is made of the variety of instrumental colour Bach puts so exhilaratingly on show." Sunday Times


Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 BWV1046-1051 (complete)
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056
Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV1052 (reconstruction)