J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Brandenburg Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Gunter Kehr
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Mainz Chamber Orchestra
Soloists:Susanne Lautenbacher, Dieter Vorholz, Violins
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
Violin concerto no.1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Violin concerto no. 2 in E major. BWV 1042
Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Vox Box
Catalog Number:CD3X 3008
Year Released/Recorded:1958
Total Playing Time:161:00
Comments:Brandenburg Concerti in a heavily sedated manner! The tempi are unbearably slow throughout the score. Also terribly smudged strings in some places, though harpsichord cadenza is nicely recorded. The violin concerti movements aren't indexed. The price is attractive (13$ for a triple CD), but I'm warning you: pick Hogwood or Roy Goodman or anybody, JUST KEEP AWAY FROM THIS ONE! (Not to mention the utterly disgusting cover!)
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Adi Jaksa
Date First Submitted:02/28/1997