J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Violin Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Zino Francescatti
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Rudolf Baumgartner, Festival Strings Lucerne
Soloists:Zino Francescatti
RÚgis Pasquier (BWV 1043)
Individual Works:Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043
Concerto for Violin, Strings and Continuo in E major, BWV 1042
Concerto for Violin, Strings and Continuo in A minor, BWV 1041
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Deutsche Grammophon
Catalog Number:429 151-2
Year Released/Recorded:1972
Total Playing Time:53:17
Comments:Christian Richter saidL

This is an unusually beautiful recording of the concerts for violin(s). Zino Francescatti plays with devotion and abandon. The Festival Strings Lucerne accompany just right. You hear Bach. You hear beauty. Enchanting.

Lars Hinnum said:

Francescattis and Festival Strings Lucernes performance of J. S. Bachs violinconcertos has enormous vitality with brisk tempi. The 1972s DG recording has a wide range and is firmly focused in its CD format.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Christian Richter, Germany
  • Lars Hinnum
Date First Submitted:03/18/2000