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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #700 on: October 21, 2021, 05:03:49 AM »
Zimmermann is my favorite. It just sounds so awesome.

But have you heard Savall?  :)

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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #701 on: October 22, 2021, 12:39:45 AM »
But have you heard Savall?  :)
you know, I don’t think I have. I’ll look into it. Has he only done it once?

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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #702 on: October 22, 2021, 02:40:44 AM »
you know, I don’t think I have. I’ll look into it. Has he only done it once?

Yes, only once.

Rating is difficult and often doesn't do the recordings justice - too much subjectivity.

The number of recordings I know of the Brandenburgs is about 200.
Zimmermann and Savall would IMO be among top 20. But that's me.
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« Reply #703 on: October 22, 2021, 05:49:18 PM »
you know, I don’t think I have. I’ll look into it.

I thought of it because you previously mentioned soundscape/texture as being a potentially deciding factor, and Savall has stellar sonics, directed toward the low end. He also did the Ouvertures around the same time and they may be just as recommendable.

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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #704 on: October 23, 2021, 05:45:45 AM »
I find the sound on Savall's Brandenburgs to be a bit awful.  Don't get me wrong, I admire Savall the musician, and I admire the high production values of the AliaVox recordings.  And his Ouvertures sound a lot better, to me.  Just in the Brandenburgs they have taken the low-end emphasis a step too far.

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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #705 on: October 23, 2021, 06:07:34 AM »
I liked what I heard in the fifth concerto of Savall, the only one I listened to. I have to listen again but the separation of things, the counterpoint and interaction if voices…it’s very alive.