Bach's Brandenburg Concertos | 1984
A two-part presentation of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, performed at the Baroque cloister library of the Wiblingen bei Ulm in Germany by the Concentus musicus of Vienna as conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The work is made up of six concertos Bach gathered into a collection in 1721 for Christian Ludwig Margrave of Brandenburg. The first half of the program features gross concertos I, VI and III. The second half highlights the virtuoso concertos II, IV and V.
The Concentus Musicus and its celebrated conductor are noted for playing on authentic musical instruments of the period in which the works were written, as well as for phrasings closely following the original scores.