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Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 - Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9 - Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Artist: Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr
Title: J.S. Bach - Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9
Genre: Classical
Label: © AAM Records (Academy of Ancient Music)
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:33:46
Recorded in the Apex, Bury St Edmunds on 4–7 February 2013.

Announcing AAM Record's newest release, AAM003 JS Bach Orchestral Suites, available worldwide from 4 November 2014. Bach's Orchestral Suites are a series of grand and graceful dances, paying homage to the French baroque style as championed by the ballet-obsessed King Louis XIV. Written during Bach’s years in Leipzig, where he had a wider range of instruments at his disposal than ever before, the Suites revel in new sonorous possibilities and employ varied combinations of wind, brass, stringed instruments and timpani.

“The news of the death of Christopher Hogwood comes just as the orchestra he founded, the Academy of Ancient Music, releases a fine new set of Bach’s Orchestral Suites with his successor, Richard Egarr, repeating the one-to-a-part approach he adopted for their Harmonia Mundi Brandenburg set. The sound is consequently less expansive than other recordings but the rewards are glorious, with Egarr at the harpsichord driving the delightfully clean and springy rhythms, every detail sharply defined, each separate timbre there for us to enjoy. This intimate chamber approach allows the trumpets in Suites Nos.3 and 4 to glow rather than blast, and the exceptional flute of Rachel Brown to shine in all its woody-toned charm in Suite No.2. Highly recommended.” --The Observer

“Bach's much-loved set of four orchestral suites here become virtuoso chamber works in the extremely accomplished hands of the Academy of Ancient Music, with director Richard Egarr leading from the harpsichord. Egarr uses only one player per part, which provides great clarity and flexibility, and especially allows the trumpets to shine while keeping the sonic balance. He resists what he calls the mounting competition to play the suites faster and more metronomically, instead providing naturally brisk tempi that allow the players clear articulation and satisfying interchange. The dance rhythms are lively and beautifully sprung. Violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk makes the famous Air on a G String from Suite 3 gloriously intimate and moving. This joyous account has instantly become my favourite version of the suites, and would be a great place to start for anyone wanting to get to know Bach. With the death of the orchestra's founder and period-instrument pioneer Christopher Hogwood a few months ago it is marvellous to see this visionary band powering forward.” --Canberra Times

"There’s a poignancy in this latest Bach recording by the Academy of Ancient Music, given the recent death of its founding director Christopher Hogwood in September. And much of the spirit he gave it – clean rhythm, un-laboured tempi and crisp textures – feeds through these performances of the orchestral suites. There’s originality, too, in the use of one player per part, which not only opens up intimate perspectives on the music but allows the trumpets to shine through with unforced ease. Richard Egarr’s direction from the harpsichord is fresh and vital." --The Scotsman

Tracklist:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Disc 1
Suite No.1 in C major BWV1066
1. Ouverture 9’45
2. Courante 2’16
3. Gavotte I & II 2’43
4. Forlane 1’21
5. Menuet I & II 2’56
6. Bourée I & II 2’34
7. P assepied I & II 2’54
Suite No.2 in B minor BWV1067
8. Ouverture 11’04
9. Rondeau 1’27
10. Sarabande 3’06
11. Bourée I & II 1’39
12. P olonaise & Double 2’48
13. Menuet 1’11
14. Badinerie 1’43
Disc 2
Suite No.3 in D major BWV1068
1. Ouverture 10’07
2. Air 4’21
3. Gavotte I & II 3’19
4. Bourée 1’39
5. Gigue 2’57
Suite No.4 in D major BWV1069
6. Ouverture 12’53
7. Bourée I & II 2’46
8. Gavotte 1’47
9. Menuet I & II 3’24
10. Réjouissance 2’48

Personnel:
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr director & harpsichord

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