J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Violin Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Paul Peabody
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Richard Kapp conducting the Philharmonia Virtuosi
Soloists:Paul Peabody, violin
Stephen Taylor, oboe
Richard Rood, violin
Eriko Sato, violin
Edward Brewer, harpsichord
Individual Works:Concerto in E Major (BWV 1042) For Violin, Strings & Continuo
Concerto in C Minor (after BWV 1060) for Oboe, Violin, Strings & Continuo
Concerto in A Minor (BWV 1041) for Violin, Strings & Continuo
Concerto in D Major (BWV 1064) for 3 Violins, Strings & Continuo
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:ESS.A.Y Recordings
Catalog Number:CD1002
Year Released/Recorded:1988
Total Playing Time:63:38
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

Ah, the 1980's. Before the hysteria of the HIP dogma took over and gave us performances at twice their normal speed, musicians and orchestras played music that you could savor.

I love this cd. The tempos are wonderful. Fast without sawing the violins in half. Slow and lush, sweet and sensitive; it's everything I look for in a performance of these concerti. It's truly gorgeous.

Very highly recommended.

Date First Submitted:05/09/2002