J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Violin Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Ton Koopman
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Soloists:Monica Huggett
Individual Works: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:Erato
Catalog Number:0630-16165-2
Year Released/Recorded:1996
Total Playing Time:44'41
Related Web Site:http://www.tonkoopman.nl
Comments:Monica Huggett has been described by the Oxford Times as "probably the leading Baroque violinist in Europe". Currently the Artistic Director of the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Ms. Huggett renders a sublime,flawless performance of "one of the seven wonders of the musical universe". Her passionate playing style combined with the exactness and brilliance of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra directed by Ton Koopman on period instruments has resulted the most splendid performances of the BWV 1041-1043 to ever penetrate the ear of man.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Kandice Knigge, MD
Date First Submitted:01/13/1997