Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti


U.S. Tour – November 2013

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When Apollo’s Fire takes up the Brandenburg Concertos, the results are “brilliant and swaggering” THE LONDON TIMES.

From fiery strings to colorful recorders to a dizzying harpsichord solo, it’s an evening of rampant virtuosity! “The Brandenburgs are among the glories of the 18th century, and Apollo’s Fire sounds like it’s been playing them for something like forever.” — INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Apollo's Fire

“A perfectly polished little gem.” — EARLY MUSIC AMERICA MAGAZINE

“A swaggering version… The most is made of the instrumental colours Bach so exhilaratingly put on show. The keyboard part in the 5th Brandenburg is brilliantly played by Sorrell.” — THE SUNDAY TIMES, LONDON

“One word – wow! Nothing short of spectacular.” — AUDIOPHILE AUDITION

“Sorrell delivers a brilliant take-no-captives rendition of the big solo in No. 5. In all, these performances are lively and unfailingly attractive—the best in what historical performance can be…. an impressive treasure.” —AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE


Listen to clips from AF’s praised CD recording of the Brandenburgs.

Concerto no. 1 in F major: 3rd movement
Concerto no. 2 in F major: 1st movement
Concerto no. 3 in G major: 3rd movement
Concerto no. 5 in D major: 1st movement
Concerto no. 5 in D major: 2nd movement

Watch video of the live performance!

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, 1st movement

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

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