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Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos / 4 Orchestral Suites [Box set]

Johann Sebastian Bach , Trevor Pinnock , The English Concert Audio CD
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listen  1. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046 - 1. (without tempo indication)Trevor Pinnock 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  4. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046 - 4. Menuet - Trio - PolonaiseTrevor Pinnock 7:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 In F, BWV 1047 - 1. (without tempo indication)Trevor Pinnock 5:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 2. AndanteTrevor Pinnock 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048 - 1. (without tempo indication)Trevor Pinnock 5:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048 - 2. Adagio (BWV 1019a)Trevor Pinnock0:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048 - 3. AllegroTrevor Pinnock 4:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 In G, BWV 1049 - 1. AllegroTrevor Pinnock 6:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049 - 2. AndanteTrevor Pinnock 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049 - 3. PrestoTrevor Pinnock 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050 - 1. AllegroTrevor Pinnock 9:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050 - 2. AffetuosoTrevor Pinnock 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  4. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051 - 1. --Trevor Pinnock 6:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051 - 2. Adagio ma non tantoTrevor Pinnock 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051 - 3. AllegroTrevor Pinnock 5:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066 - 1. OuvertureTrevor Pinnock 5:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066 - 2. CouranteTrevor Pinnock 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066 - 3. Gavotte I-IITrevor Pinnock 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066 - 4. ForlaneTrevor Pinnock 1:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066 - 5. Menuet I-IITrevor Pinnock 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066 - 6. Bourrée I-IITrevor Pinnock 2:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 In C, BWV 1066 - 7. Passepied I-IITrevor Pinnock 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067 - 1. OuvertureTrevor Pinnock 6:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067 - 2. RondeauTrevor Pinnock 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067 - 3. SarabandeTrevor Pinnock 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067 - 5. PolonaiseTrevor Pinnock 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067 - 6. MenuetTrevor Pinnock 1:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067 - 7. BadinerieTrevor Pinnock 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068 - 1. OuvertureTrevor Pinnock 6:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068 - 2. AirTrevor Pinnock 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068 - 3. Gavotte I-IITrevor Pinnock 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068 - 4. BourréeTrevor Pinnock 1:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068 - 5. GigueTrevor Pinnock 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 In D, BWV 1069 - 1. OuvertureTrevor Pinnock 7:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 In D, BWV 1069 - 2. Bourrée I-IITrevor Pinnock 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 In D, BWV 1069 - 3. GavotteTrevor Pinnock 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 In D, BWV 1069 - 4. Menuet I-IITrevor Pinnock 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 In D, BWV 1069 - 5. RéjouissanceTrevor Pinnock 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  • Orchestra: The English Concert
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (May 9, 1989)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Archiv Produktion
  • ASIN: B0000057D8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,395 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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132 of 135 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best authentic recording of the material. August 4, 1999
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For the novice making a Bach purchase, you've come to the place. The Brandenbergs are Bach's most famous and readily enjoyable orchestral works. The main concern of purchasing this productions is if you actually WANT an authentic recording. The strings are Baroque instruments, not modern ones. They sound "thin" compared to modern instruments(preferable, in my opinion). The horns, especially noticeable in the #1 and #2, are Baroque horns without modern valves; the accuracy of the notes is not quite Pinnock quality (i.e.: Perfect). On the other hand, this recording is the authentic standard; I actually prefer the instruments to the modern ones. // The Suites are ADD, but the analog part was recorded in 1980 and is of extremely high reproduction quality. You WILL NOT notice a difference. The Harpsichord Concertos (BWV 1052-1065) recorded by the same group under the same label are ADD, equally high quality, and make a wise follow-up purchase.
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer musicianship, unending sequence of delights August 20, 2004
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The idea of a "perfect recording" is, of course, chimerical. But Trevor Pinnock's "Brandenburg Concertos" and "Orchestral Suites" come pretty close to the mark. There are two factors which put this 3-CD set in the category "very special": One is the sheer musicianship of the young English Concert team. Every soloist seems to want to outdo the others in technical skill, tonal clarity and emotional verve. Listen to Pinnock himself on the harpsichord in the Brandenburg Concert No. 5; listen to Lisa Beznosiuk accompanying him on the traverse flute; listen to Simon Standage, Philip Pickett and Rachel Beckett in Concert No. 4 ... and so the list goes on. This is an unending sequence of instrumental delights, and only someone who dislikes Baroque period instruments on principle will fail to experience heights of enjoyment of this exquisite sound. Which brings me to the second factor: Seldom have I heard such a brilliant recording! Deutsche Grammophon is generally known for superior sound, but this 1982 piece of digital engineering (Brandenburg Concertos) surpasses anything I have ever heard even from this label: Purity, clarity, spaciousness and presence are uniquely combined to provide a listening experience which could hardly be topped.

The Orchestral Suite sound (analogue recording from 1979/1980) is only slightly less brilliant and also deserves great praise. I have listened to a number of rival recordings, but nothing captivates me quite like the the English Concert discs. The only slight question mark could perhaps be put behind the Sixth Brandenburg Concerto, which in its Adagio slow movement seems to lack a little fire.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding period performances February 20, 2007
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These recordings are excellent. Pinnock's Brandenburg concertos remain the standard for period instruments, offering an exceptional combination of musicality and authenticity. The Overtures are also well-done, although I still prefer the readings of Reinhard Goebel and Musica Antiqua Koln to these. Still, as a low-priced compilation of Bach's most popular orchestral works, this is an excellent set, and you could do much worse. Those who are new to classical music will find this set to be a great starting point.
As far as interpretation goes, Pinnock's ensemble features fast tempi but never to the point of sounding ridiculous; these are not "authentic for the sake of authentic" performances at all. The one notable exception is the slightly rushed opening of Overture No. 2, although this is not detrimental to the final product. The English Concert plays these works with great joy - listen to Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 in particular - but also with great respect. I have heard too many original instruments ensembles whip through these pieces as if they are burlesques, with overly blatty horns and sloppy out-of-synch strings, which I believe is insulting to Bach's legacy. This isn't pub music; things like tasteful phrasing and accenting don't need to be ignored just because a recording is "historically-informed". One final item worthy of note is Pinnock's abilities as a harpsichordist. His solo at the end of the first movement of Brandenburg No. 5 is the finest rendition I have heard, period. The only slight misfire in my opinion is Brandenburg No. 6; Pinnock takes the first movement a little too fast, and the viola da gambas sound just a little too urgent. I prefer some more space in this movement. That said, the next two movements are very fine and more than make up for it.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beauty. April 22, 2004
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Like many baroque listeners, I'm a big fan of Trevor Pinnock. But even among a catalogue of such quality as Pinnock's, the Brandenburgs are special. As always with Pinnock, the orchestra is charged with concentration and joy, the sound quality is spectacular, and the harpsichord -- which can sound like rattling tin in a bad recording -- sparkles here in all the right places. This is one of my very favorite recording ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch Brandenburg January 7, 2007
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There are tons of Brandenburg recordings out there. How they stack up, of course, is a matter of personal taste. But having listened to many, this one stands out. It's crisp, fresh, and brings out the power of the music. In far too many renditions of Bach, much gets lots. Not so here. Certainly better technology has made things easier over the years. We can hear what might have been muffled in the past. But more than that, this interpretation makes the work come alive. Well done Trevor Pinnock.
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This is a must for all Bach fans, great value.
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The absolute best presentation of the Bach Brandenburg Concertos. Trevor Pinnock definitely delivers the perfect rendition of the Bach Brandenburg Concertos. Read more
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Bach is one of the Three B's: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. I love all of them, and this scratches the itch!
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After discovering this in a presentation at the NJ Performing Arts Center, I had to explore this music. Read more
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I have owned this recording for many years and it has always been one of my favorites. So when my daughter asked for some "Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach" for Christmas, I... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Bach!
I bought this for myself then, as soon as I listened to it, ordered it for a friend. I love Bach!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatly enjoyed the performance
Very solid performance, I am enjoying it greatly. I use this as background when I am reading the playing is crisp, clear and sparkling.
Published 9 months ago by old dude
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best
I've heard many performances of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos and none comes close to the majesty of this recording! Trevor Pinnock has achieved a work of brilliance. Read more
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