Bach’s Brandenburg

  Bach, J S:

Performed by the Camerata of the 18th Century, Konrad Hünteler conducting. The Camerata of the 18th Century and its leader, Konrad Hünteler, are committed to the recovery of original sound from the forgotten musical past. This release features a masterpiece and one certainly well worth all the painstaking research that went into it: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. The six concerti grossi penned by Johann Sebastian Bach for Markgrave Ludwig of Brandenburg were known neither to Bach’s sons Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann nor to his biographer J. N.Forkel. They disappeared into the music archives and had to wait a hundred years for their rediscovery. Once rediscovered, they were performed with much too much pomp and circumstance for another hundred years. The musicianship is exemplary as the melodies still continue to dance in my head. Congratulations to the Camerata of the 18th Century under the guidance of Konrad Hunteler. Here is the third movement of Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major (BWV 1048), performed on original instruments by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music.   And next, here is Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 F major BWV 1047, as directed by the late Frans Brüggen, who plays the recorder. (Sorry, the trumpet player really needs some help)   Tags: Bach, Brandenburg concerti, Camerata of the 18th Century, Konrad Hünteler, BWV1046-1051