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Violin Concertos / Concerto for Violin & Oboe

Elizabeth Wallfisch Audio CD
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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: I. [Allegro]Elizabeth Wallfisch 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: II. AndanteElizabeth Wallfisch 5:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: III. Allegro assaiElizabeth Wallfisch 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Violin Concerto in E BWV1042: I. AllegroElizabeth Wallfisch 7:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Violin Concerto in E BWV1042: II. AdagioElizabeth Wallfisch 5:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Violin Concerto in E BWV1042: III. Allegro assaiElizabeth Wallfisch 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: I. VivaceElizabeth Wallfisch/Alison Bury/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: II. Largo ma non tantoElizabeth Wallfisch/Alison Bury/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 6:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: III. AllegroElizabeth Wallfisch/Alison Bury/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Concerto in D for 3 violins (reconstructed from Concerto for 3 harpsichords in C) BWV 1064: I. AllegroElizabeth Wallfisch/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Catherine MacKintosh/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 6:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Concerto in D for 3 violins (reconstructed from Concerto for 3 harpsichords in C) BWV 1064: II. AdagioElizabeth Wallfisch/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Catherine MacKintosh/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 5:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Concerto in D for 3 violins (reconstructed from Concerto for 3 harpsichords in C) BWV 1064: III. AllegroElizabeth Wallfisch/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Catherine MacKintosh/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 4:51$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Violin Concerto in G Minor (reconstructed from Harpsichord Concerto in F) BWV1056: I. [Allegro]Elizabeth Wallfisch/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Violin Concerto in G Minor (reconstructed from Harpsichord Concerto in F) BWV1056: II. LargoElizabeth Wallfisch/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Violin Concerto in G Minor (reconstructed from Harpsichord Concerto in F) BWV1056: III. PrestoElizabeth Wallfisch/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings in C minor (reconstructed from Double Harpsichord Concerto in C minor) BWV1060: I. AllegroElizabeth Wallfisch/Anthony Robson/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 4:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings in C minor (reconstructed from Double Harpsichord Concerto in C minor) BWV1060: II. AdagioElizabeth Wallfisch/Anthony Robson/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings in C minor (reconstructed from Double Harpsichord Concerto in C minor) BWV1060: III. AllegroElizabeth Wallfisch/Anthony Robson/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Violin Concerto in D minor (reconstructed from Harpsichord Concerto in D minor) BWV1052: I. AllegroElizabeth Wallfisch/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 8:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Violin Concerto in D minor (reconstructed from Harpsichord Concerto in D minor) BWV1052: II. AdagioElizabeth Wallfisch/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 6:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Violin Concerto in D minor (reconstructed from Harpsichord Concerto in D minor) BWV1052: III. AllegroElizabeth Wallfisch/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 8:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor BWV1044: I. AllegroElizabeth Wallfisch/Lisa Beznosiuk/Paul Nicholson/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 8:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor BWV1044: II. Adagio, ma non troppo, e dolceElizabeth Wallfisch/Lisa Beznosiuk/Paul Nicholson/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 5:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor BWV1044: III. AllabreveElizabeth Wallfisch/Lisa Beznosiuk/Paul Nicholson/Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 7:11$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 8, 1999)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Erato
  • ASIN: B00000J2PS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,528 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A correction February 4, 2006
By Mike G.
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A couple reviews below addressed a "problem" with the pitch of the A minor concerto. For those of you reading this who aren't familiar with the period instrument movement, one of the features of period performance is a "reduction" of pitch from A440 to A415. It actually isn't a reduction, persay, because instruments of the baroque period played at or around this pitch, so in replicating the period style, this performance does as well. To a modern ear who is unfamiliar with this, the pitch does sound exactly a half step lower, so the A minor concerto does sound like an A-flat minor concerto, if your A is 440. I will leave other specifics to the other reviewers; I just wanted to point out the pitch issue.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By rc_rc
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I am both a modern- and a period- instrument fan in baroque music. I haven't found a truly great period performance of these works, but this is pretty close!

Admittedly my early experience of these works was formed by the great Arthur Grumiaux' modern instrument versions, not with the ( to my ears over-romantic ) Solistes Romandes, but an earlier (I think) more incisive performance with the English Chamber Orchestra, very hard to track down, which is wonderful.

However, these performances come close, are beautifully and idiomatically played, the double-stopping passagework towards the end of the finale of the A minor concerto being suitably thrilling, and appropriate fast but not silly-fast tempos chosen, that work well with this orchestra.

The reviewer who criticised the pitch fails to realise that musical documentation of 18th century Europe suggests that they played to a lower pitch then than they do today (and even this may have varied regionally!). If she wants to play along, may I suggest she retunes her instrument down a semitone - and then play in the key Bach likely expected it to be played in, and that which this period instrument orchestra have attempted to reproduce.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Performance makes this Superb Value January 31, 2002
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Proceeding from Bach's tenure in Cothern, this composer's three surviving violin concertos (1041-1043) are performed on this disc as well as reconstructions of 1064, 1044 and two other violin concertos as well as Concerto for Violin and Oboe.
This is strong performance by the strings as well as flutist Beznosiuk, oboeist Robson and harpsichordist Nicholson. Under the direction of Wallfisch, this is organized around Vivaldi's three-movement system, but Bach breathes additional life in the pieces with the notable smoothness of the melodic lines as well as more substantive string parts.
1042 is extremely well interpreted with its overlaying bass line coming through impressively. Fond also of the Double Concerto and the oboe and harpshichord work.
This is great value set showing strong Italian influence upon Bach.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Baroque Elegance August 13, 2007
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J.S. Bach's popular violin concertos can be played faster or slower, louder or softer, with modern instruments or period instruments -- more to the point, they can be played in a variety of ways to fit the sensibility of the performers and the mood of the occasion. Period violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch leads the awkwardly named British original instruments ensemble the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in refined performances that aren't so delicate as to be soporific, yet not so brash as to chase one out of the room or be reaching for the volume button. These fill one's listening space with beautiful Baroque elegance. The problems of sour intonation often heard in period performances are expertly averted and instrumental balances are impeccably rendered -- a combination that this listener finds mostly delightful on this occasion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Yet again, an excellent period performance given a poor rating because of ignorance of the tuning of the times, as already explained. No need for me to rehash the excellent reviews already written - I agree w/ those comments fully. I own many CDs w/ Elizabeth Wallfisch performing on a Baroque violin tuned to the proper pitch; as the name of the group suggests, 'enlightenment' is the key word - I guess an understanding of that difference between the pitch of this instrument and a modern violin would have led to the purchase of the appropriate CD, if 'playing along' w/ the music was the main reason for the acquisition? Oh, well - :(
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4.0 out of 5 stars solid, pleasing performances April 8, 2013
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First, a couple of reservations: the recording seems to have been made at a very high level, and I had to turn my Bose volume down from 62 to 52 not to be bothered by it (I was listening on headphones). When I made that adjustment, however, everything fell nicely into place, and the sound and balance seemed very good. My other reservation is that some of the rhythms seemed a bit heavy-footed -- I would have liked a little more airiness. All that said, though, there is much to like here, and this 2-disc set is a great bargain. Wallfisch is a superb baroque violinist, and I liked here not only her playing per se, with its attractively resinous edge, but also the way in which the solo instrument was integrated into the ensemble, not to the point of disappearing but not artificially highlighted in the manner of a later style. I assume that the balance was decided on by Wallfisch herself (she directed the performances from the solo instrument) as being in keeping with period style. Her solo concerto performances were very fine, but I was particularly taken by the "doubles": the concerto for two violins and the one for violin and oboe. Anthony Robson, the oboist, was a perfect match for Wallfisch -- a very accomplished player -- and their collaboration was beautiful. Even better (or maybe just a bit more familiar) was the two-violin piece, with Alison Bury the other violinist. The Largo ma non tanto second movement is perfectly paced, and the playing by both soloists is superb. There are many good recordings of this music, both by "modern" instrument folks (like Grumiaux) and "originalists" (like Manze). This one won't disappoint you, though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A solid performance
The playing is excellent and although this is a HIP-performance the tempi are a bit broader than is common nowadays, just check out the more recent 'mainstream' (non-HIP)... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Arnout Koeneman
5.0 out of 5 stars Searched high and low...
This is one of those recordings that I am so lucky to have found with all the right things in place: I wanted Period instruments - check; I wanted a lot of music for my money -... Read more
Published 16 months ago by B. S. Hampton
5.0 out of 5 stars Bach and the Violin
Before I purchased this 2-CD set, I didn't really have a fascination with Baroque music. I felt that the music was repetitive and unconvincing (though I did admire Bach's Saint... Read more
Published on May 9, 2012 by Eric S. Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Service
Thanks for the fast service! So much appreciated! Received it almost immediately! CD is in great condition!
Published on December 23, 2009 by Angela Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
In regards to previous review, what rubbish! as if you judge a recording by perfect pitch! Who buys a cd by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to play along! Read more
Published on January 12, 2006 by Anna
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY
Do not buy this item !

If you think you might like to play along with this CD,

OR if you have perfect pitch, this CD will blow your mind. Read more
Published on November 29, 2005 by Catherine A. Smick
5.0 out of 5 stars Bach: Violin Concertos
I haven't had the chance to listen yet to this cd, but Amazon, for some reason, notified me via e-mail that they wanted me to review this cd. Just thought I'd let you know that.
Published on September 12, 2005 by Chris Burgess
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