J.S. Bach

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Music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Jeanne Lamon
Soloists:Jeanne Lamon, Violin
Stephen Marvin, Violin
Ivars Taurins, Viola
Christina Mahler, Cello
Alison Mackay, Double Bass
Individual Works:Sinfonia in D Major, F. 64
Sinfonia in D minor, F. 65
Suite in G minor, BWV 1070
Concerto for Harpsichord in D Major, F. 41
Sinfonia in F Major for Strings, F. 67
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony
Catalog Number:62720
Comments:Sebastian Millies said:

A wonderful recording all round, emphasizing more the pre-classical than the baroque aspects of this fascinating music.

Note on BWV 1070:

The received wisdom that BWV 1070 was in fact composed by W. F. Bach has been challenged in recent times. I quote from a concert program of the Freiburger Barockorchester (October 11, 2003,
Stuttgarter Liederhalle):

diese Zuweisung ist nicht haltbar; nirgendwo in diesem - unbezweifelbar faszinierenden ? Werk lässt sich der ausgeprägte und in allen seinen Entwicklungsstufen stets leicht erkennbare Personalstil W. F. Bachs ausmachen.

The Freiburger Barockorchester argue on stylistic grounds that this must be a work of a composer from Southern Germany or Austria. They believe that J. S. or W. F. Bach may have owned the manuscript that was copied by Penzel in 1753, creating the basis for the original, though obviously erroneous attribution to J. S. Bach.

-- Sebastian Millies, April 8, 2005

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Sebastian Millies
Date First Submitted:04/08/2005