J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Brandenburg Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Gustav Leonhardt
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Collegium Aureum
Soloists:Erich Penzel, Gert Seifert (natural horn)
Helmut Hucke (oboe)
Franzjosef Maier (violin, violino piccolo)
Hans-Martin Linde (traverso, recorder)
Guenter Hoeller (recorder)
Edward H. Tarr (clarino trumpet)
Ulrich Koch, Guenter Lemmen (viola)
Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Viola da Gamba
Individual Works:Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat, BWV 1051
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
Catalog Number:82876700432
Year Released/Recorded:1965-67
Total Playing Time:100'17"
Comments:Fang-Lin Hou said:

Almost forty years old and still a recording to reckon with. Sound is warm but crystal clear and the interpretation a winner most of the time even if a couple of fast movments (such as the gigue in #3) do seem to drag a bit to ears accustomed to faster tempi. Leonhardt is even more refreshing here than in his later recording on the Seon/Sony label. All in all, a Brandenburg of classical stature and a worthy comparison to later interpretations.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Fang-Lin Hou
Date First Submitted:10/13/2005