J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Orchestral Suites 3 & 4 + Concertos BWV 1060 & 1063

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Helmut Winschermann
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Deutsche Bachsolisten
Soloists:Trompetenensemble Wolfgang Basch
Ingo Goritzki, Jochen Mueller-Brincken, & Atsuko Matsuyama, oboe
Ralph Peinkofer, timpani
Helman Jung, bassoon
Wolfgang Hock, Christian Altenburger, Juergen Kussmaul, Ernst Mayer-Schierning, & Wolfgang Kussmaul, violin
Johann Sonnleitner, harpsichord
Individual Works:Orchestral Suite Nr. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Orchestral Suite Nr. 4 in D major, BWV 1069
Concerto for violin, oboe, strings & continuo in C minor, BWV 1060
Concerto for 3 violins, strings & continuo in D minor, BWV 1063
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:LaserLight
Catalog Number:14 133
Year Released/Recorded:1993
Total Playing Time:68:06
Comments:Michael Grover said:

Vol. 3 in a super-budget 5-disc box set from Laserlight called Bach: Meisterwerke. As with the other discs in the box, this one also is full of wonderful, clear, and delightful playing of some of Bach's most tuneful works. Especially pleasurable are the concertos 1060 & 1063. I heard this disc before I ever heard these works played with harpsichord soloists instead of violins and oboes, and I have to say I prefer them this way. The Alla Siciliana in 1063 on violins rather than harpsichords is played so beautifully and plaintively it rivals the famous Air from the 3rd Orchestral Suite on the same disc.

According to the New Grove Bach Family, these are Bach's "original" versions before he reworked them into harpsichord concertos, which appeals to this fan of "authenticity". Thankfully, there is also a good amount of historical background included in the cd booklet, as well as information about the works themselves (although, regrettably, nothing about the performers.) Recommended, especially at this incredibly inexpensive budget price.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael Grover
Date First Submitted:04/12/1998