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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #680 on: January 12, 2021, 12:15:39 AM »
Cafe Zimmermann has been my favorite for a while.
I’m listening to this today and liking it more than Kuijken, Suzuki or Alessandrini. Maybe it’s as good as Zimmermann for me. I can’t say why yet. I think it may be a bad point of mine that I’m partial towards certain recordings soundscapes. But it’s also texture. I’m not quite sure about the finer points of larger ensemble music. I guess this one is on the brisk side:

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« Reply #681 on: January 22, 2021, 04:56:23 AM »
A harpsichord that cuts through the music in an interesting way. It's a slightly different tonal environment that's created. I don't know if it's the instrument, the recording technique, or a little of both.
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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #682 on: January 22, 2021, 05:04:05 AM »
Takashi Watanabe organ
Ensemble Cordia


Maybe something to check out.

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« Reply #683 on: January 22, 2021, 06:03:26 AM »
Takashi Watanabe organ
Ensemble Cordia


Maybe something to check out.

Both (this and the Corti) are already on my wish-list.
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« Reply #684 on: January 22, 2021, 04:31:13 PM »
Both (this and the Corti) are already on my wish-list.
I found that I didn’t like the way this was recorded. It’s just too distant-sounding.

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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #685 on: January 23, 2021, 05:16:25 PM »

I’m interested in 1044: triple concerto. It seems like a more complex work and different than the others, not merely for the somewhat unique instrumentation.

This still attracts me as it has Schornsheim on a fortepiano:
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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #686 on: January 24, 2021, 12:27:37 AM »
The instruments in BWV 1044 are basically the same as in Brandenburg #5.
But it is  a unique work as it was contructed from a trio sonata movement (the middle one) and a prelude and fugue. I am too lazy to look up the BWV numbers of the sources.
I used to find it a bit boring but while not a favorite I find it now a fascinating piece.
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« Reply #687 on: January 24, 2021, 04:20:33 AM »

This still attracts me as it has Schornsheim on a fortepiano:


She only plays a Müthel concerto on that CD. The pianoforte in BWV 1044 is played by Zvi Meniker and the harpsichord in BWV 1052 by Rafael Alpermann. However a nice listenable CD.
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Re: Bach's Orchestral Music (Brandenburgs, Suites & Concertos)
« Reply #688 on: January 24, 2021, 06:44:15 AM »
She only plays a Müthel concerto on that CD. The pianoforte in BWV 1044 is played by Zvi Meniker and the harpsichord in BWV 1052 by Rafael Alpermann. However a nice listenable CD.
Gosh, I must have known that at some point. But I've not heard much of Meniker. It's an interesting version.