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Offline CB45

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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #580 on: December 16, 2017, 11:12:27 AM »
My vote goes to the Adolf Busch Players, recorded in 1935-6 - with Rudolf Serkin splendidly vivacious in the fifth concerto (a Desert Island Discs choice for me).

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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #581 on: December 17, 2017, 03:23:56 AM »
My vote goes to the Adolf Busch Players, recorded in 1935-6 - with Rudolf Serkin splendidly vivacious in the fifth concerto (a Desert Island Discs choice for me).

Envigourating and joyful performances indeed.
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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #583 on: January 11, 2018, 10:28:09 PM »
I was comparing Alessandrini today with Suzuki, Zimmerman and the last Kuijken. I can't say I've been able to warm to Kuijken: very slow, pastoral, and much reverberation in the sound. Actually, I found I enjoyed Alessandrini the most today - although I haven't been listening from beginning to end. He's very warm and graceful.
Reminds me, has anyone listened to this:

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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #584 on: January 12, 2018, 05:49:25 AM »
It's eye-opening for me to understand how a direction for a performance or recording is established. Rinaldo Alessandrini's ideas about Bach and his relation to Italian music (and his music in general) are also interesting. 
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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #585 on: January 12, 2018, 06:22:12 AM »

Reminds me, has anyone listened to this:

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Yes.



#morninglistening to #Bach w/concertoItaliano & RinaldoAlessandrini on @naiverecords

http://a-fwd.to/6nyG7iI

#GoldbergVariations for small ensemble. #HIP -yet- totally unorthodox + #Passacaglia

♡♡♡ #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection


I thought it was a LOT of fun, but not perhaps so outstanding as to merit a review (from my perspective). A good GoldbergVariationVariation; a bit more HIP-esque in sound (if not conception) than the Sitkovetsky version.

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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #586 on: January 12, 2018, 06:31:40 AM »
Yes.



#morninglistening to #Bach w/concertoItaliano & RinaldoAlessandrini on @naiverecords

http://a-fwd.to/6nyG7iI

#GoldbergVariations for small ensemble. #HIP -yet- totally unorthodox + #Passacaglia

♡♡♡ #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection


I thought it was a LOT of fun, but not perhaps so outstanding as to merit a review (from my perspective). A good GoldbergVariationVariation; a bit more HIP-esque in sound (if not conception) than the Sitkovetsky version.
Thanks. I'm trying to keep my wallet glued shut for a little while longer.

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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #587 on: March 11, 2018, 10:17:33 PM »
plus two more volumes

The sound quality of these  recordings  from Hakkinen (helped out by Hantai) is wonderful.

16' harpsichord, 1 to a part ensemble.

971 (sounding very good to me!) and 1057, but no 1049!
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