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JS BACH

Harpsichord Concertos

BWV 1052 - 1057

 

JS BACH

Harpsichord Concertos

BWV 1052 - 1057

 

An exhilarating collection

The seven fabulously inventive concertos for solo harpsichord and orchestra mark a key stage in the history of the concertante form. The set was compiled during Bach’s Leipzig years, when he directed the city’s Collegium Musicum, and requires unfailing virtuosity and imagination of its performers. The contagious pleasure one feels in the interpretations of Andreas Staier and the Freiburger Barockorchester restores the full range of meanings to the word ‘play’!

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*****

'Andreas Staier’s grit, flair and expressive freedom, plus Freiburger Barockorchester’s athletic ensemble playing, makes these performances bounce and swing.'

The Guardian, 27th August 2015