BACH Brandenburg Concertos


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“A swaggering version . . . brilliantly played.”

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“A swaggering version… The most is made of the instrumental colours Bach so exhilaratingly put onshow. The keyboard part in the 5th Brandenburg is brilliantly played by Sorrell.”

“Stunning. Each [concerto] is a perfectly polished little gem. A fabulous harpsichord cadenza played with gusto by Sorrell. Bubbles like fine champagne…”

“One word – wow! Where has this recording been? Nothing short of spectacular.”

“Ineffably cheerful… Musicians playing zestfully and withobvious understanding of Bach’s virtuoso works. Appealing, intelligent and well played.”

“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.”

“Cleveland’s phenomenal early music group Apollo’s Fire ought to be proud of this release… Led by Jeannette Sorrell from the harpsichord, the group is vibrant and fully engaged in making lively music, so the performances are far from stodgy museum pieces. The group takes a few risks, such as the rowdy embellishment of the hunting horns in the Brandenburg Concerto No. 1… the pungent oboes and airy recorders have distinctive tone colors that are almost rustic. For musicality and the sheer pleasure of hearing them play, Apollo’s Fire is a delight and a treasure… This album should be admired by listeners everywhere.”
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Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
1. [Allegro]

2. Adagio

3. Allegro

4. Allegro

5. Polacca – Trio II


Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
6. [Allegro]

7. Andante

8. Allegro assai


Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
9. [Allegro]

10. [Adagio]

11. Allegro


Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
12. [Allegro]

13. [Adagio]

14. Allegro


Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
15. Allegro

16. Affettuoso

17. Allegro



Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051
1. Allegro

2. Affettuoso

3. Allegro


Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
4. [Allegro]

5. Adagio

6. Allegro


Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
7. [Allegro]

8. Largo

9. Presto


Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 (reconstruction)
10. [Allegro]
11. Adagio
12. Allegro

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