J. S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos
Bach’s Keyboard Concertos with their amazing, contemplative slow movements, can be numbered among the greatest masterpieces of the Baroque era. Although based on existing violin or oboe concertos, and more commonly played on a harpsichord during Bach’s day, they can be counted as the first ever full-scale piano concertos.
The selections are:
Bach, J S:
- Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052
- Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major, BWV1055
- Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056
- Concerto for Two Keyboards in C minor, BMV1060
with Peter Serkin (piano)
Performed by András Schiff, piano, with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Andras Schiff displays great variety of touch, outstanding phrasing, and sensitivity to the harmonic tension in this music.
Here is the Bach: Piano Concerto No. 1, with Mr. Schiff, and the Berliner Philharmoniker
Here is Mr. Schiff in Bach’s Italian Concerto BWV 971
Finally, here is the J.S.Bach, Fugue D-Minor, BWV 903, performed by András Schiff
Tags: J. S. Bach, Keyboard Concerti, Andras Schiff