Bach, (J.S.): Violin Concertos / Sinfonias / Overture / Sonatas

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Bach, (J.S.): Violin Concertos / Sinfonias / Overture / Sonatas
Isabelle Faust (violin) / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 15 March 2019

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After the double album of the Violin and Harpsichord Sonatas with Kristian Bezuidenhout, a bestseller in 2018, here is the next instalment in a Bach recording adventure that began nine years ago with a set of the Sonatas and Partitas now regarded as a benchmark. Isabelle Faust, Bernhard Forck and his partners at the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin have explored a multitude of other works by Bach: harpsichord concertos, trio sonatas for organ, instrumental movements from sacred cantatas etc. All are revealed here as direct or indirect relatives of the three monumental Concertos BWV 1041-43. This fascinating achievement is a timely reminder that the master of The Well-Tempered Clavier was also a virtuoso violinist!

"The three monumental concertos on this album are impeccably recorded by Faust, Bernhard Forck and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. It is easily forgotten that Bach was not only a great composer but a virtuoso violinist - and these challenging works are no easy feat for the most talented of musicians. Faust, however, makes it sound effortless." - Classic FM


Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV1052
Sinfonia: Cantata BWV174
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042
Cantata BWV21 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis': Sinfonia
Trio Sonata in C Major, BWV 529
Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor, BWV1060
Overture No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
Trio Sonata in D Minor, BWV 527
Violin Concerto in G Minor, BWV 1056R
Cantata BWV182 'Himmelskönig, sei willkommen': Sinfonia
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041
Concerto in D major, BWV1045
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043