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Canadian-based Tafelmusik and leader Jeanne Lamon recorded the Brandenburg Concertos in 1993 and came away with one of the best offerings of the set on disc, with help from some pretty outstanding European ringers. Lucid and refreshingly pure, like water drawn from a cool, clear stream, these accounts are notable for the consistently clean textures and solid bass lines, for the way melodic lines and voice leading are clearly delineated, and for the manner in which the solo instruments emerge from the tutti with just the right amount of presence. With excellent sound, these are well-nigh ideal realizations. --Ted Libbey
This is an amazing recording. The performance is the very best you can get. And since you can get this performed by many, many different competitors, that is a great compliment... Read morePublished 11 months ago by What's in a name?
A lush, enthusiastic, happy performance where they don't so much play the music as they uncork it. Bigger in scale than the scratchy period performance versions, but far zippier... Read morePublished 21 months ago by PG
Bach certainly displays not only his pre-"Well Tempered Clavier" expertise here, but showcases such instrumental diversity among the soloists. Read morePublished on December 7, 2005 by rodboomboom
The Brandeburg Concertos no doubt rank among the most beautiful and glorious compositions ever written, and this refined and lyric recording does them justice. Read morePublished on November 20, 1999