J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Brandenburg Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Concentus Musicus Wien
Individual Works:Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051
Format:Vinyl Record
Record Label:Telefunken
Catalog Number:SAWT 9459-60-A
Year Released/Recorded:1969
Harnoncourt was in the vanguard of the movement to present baroque works in their original instrumentation. In addition to being an accomplished scholar, he is a sensitive musician and renders a convincing performance of how Bach might have expected his music to sound. The sonics of the recording and the quality of the vinyl pressing are first rate.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Richard Agins
  • Oleg Garaz
Date First Submitted:12/16/1995