J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Brandenburg Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Catherine Mackintosh
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment
Soloists:Catherine Mackintosh, director
Mark Bennett, trumpet
Lisa Beznosiuk, flute
Rachel Beckett, Marion Scott, recorders
Paul Goodwin, oboe
Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin
Viola da Gamba
Individual Works:Concerto No. 1 in F / BWV 1046
Concerto No. 2 in F / BWV 1047
Concerto No. 3 in G / BWV 1048
Concerto No. 4 in G / BWV 1049
Concerto No. 5 in D / BWV 1050
Concerto No. 6 in Bb/ BWV 1051
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Virgin Classics Ltd.
Year Released/Recorded:1987 1988
Total Playing Time:1:33:33
Comments:Ryan Jarrell said:

There are many excellent recordings of the Brandenburg Concertos. What makes this one special is its wonderful sense of humor and vitality. Overall, this 2-CD set is wonderful; there are those moments, however (as in the outward movements of the 2nd and 4th concertos), when the essense of Bach's music trully breaks through, and listens becomes real bliss. I always know a Bach recording is what it should be
when, caught up in the music, I can't help but laugh out loud for the sheer joy of listening. And this is just such a recording.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Ryan Jarrell
Date First Submitted:05/21/2003