J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Violin Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Jeanne Lamon
Soloists:Jeanne Lamon
Linda Melsted
David Greenberg
Individual Works:Four violin concertos:
BWV 1041 (A minor)
1042 (E major)
1043 (D minor)
1064R (D major)
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony
Catalog Number:SK 66 265
Year Released/Recorded:1995
Total Playing Time:62'00
Comments:Tenby Ihde said:

This is a wonderful recording. Very violinistic. Played on period instruments and the list of the violin makers and years is almost as impressive as anything else! Bach's version of the Concerto for Tthree Violins, BWV 1064 was lost and in 1970 Wilfried Fischer reconstructed it from the Concerto for Three Harpsichords, BWV 1064. Here it is again reworked by the performers with exquistive results.

Eugene Herron said:

A fine reconstruction of the Concerto for Three Harpsichords and Strings. Pretty close to what I imagined that such a reconstruction would sound like, especially the first movement. Perhaps you should listen to it and see if you feel the same way.

One interesting note is that even though period instruments were used to make this recording there is no signature "staccato" quality to the sound, something which I welcome. A note book is included which explains some of the points of creating this work.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Tenby Ihde
  • Eugene Herron
Date First Submitted:02/22/1998