J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Concertos for 3 and 4 Harpsichords

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Christopher Hogwood
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Academy of Ancient Music
Soloists:Christopher Hogwood
Davitt Moroney
Christophe Rousset
Colin Tilnet
Individual Works:Concerto for 4 Harpsichords and Strings in A minor , BWV 1065
Concerto for 3 Harpsichords and Strings in C major, BWV 1064
Concerto for 3 Harpsichords and Strings in D minor, BWV 1063
Concerto for 3 Violins (arr. Hogwood from BWV 1064)
Antonion Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for 4 Violins, Op. 3, RV 580
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:L'Oiseau-Lyre
Catalog Number:433 053-2
Year Released/Recorded:1992
Total Playing Time:62:25
Related Web Site:http://www.aam.co.uk/
Comments:Jean-Pierre Macquart said:

A wonderful recording. Very highly recommended.

Bernard Kruesemann said:

Play this record if you want to know what kind of music todays Yngwie Malmsteen fans would have listened to if they were born a few centenials earlier.

The instruments are very carefully chosen, even without knowledge of the notes you can clearly tell which harpsicord is playing what. Timing of the musicians is excellent, and the recording quality is outstanding. You feel as if located in the middle of the small recording room. Hogwoods string arrangement of 1064 and Vivaldis RV580 are nice bonus tracks.

It is one of my most frequently played discs.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Jean-Pierre Macquart
  • Bernard Kruesemann
Date First Submitted:10/01/1995