J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

La Musique d'orchestre

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Individual Works:Brandenberg Concertos
Orchestral Suites
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Harmonia Mundi
Comments:Vlad Jockovic said:

Considered the sister orchestra to England's Academy of Ancient Music, if you love or like period instruments, than you should find this recording one of the best in the market. The Brandenburg concerto #3 is done very cleanly and with a sharp and crisp sound as is the rest of the album, Akademie Fur Alte Muzik at times sounds very sharp you might think they are using modern instruments. For the period instrument buff this is a great rendetion to get, if your not convinced about period instruments, I believe this album will change your mind.

Jan Hanford said:

I didn't like this recording at all. The tempos are too fast and the dynamics are too extreme. It's the kind of frenzied period instruments performance that gives the genre a bad name.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Vlad Jockovic
Date First Submitted:08/10/2001