Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Helmut MÃ¼ller-BrÃ¼hl|
Bach: Complete Orchestral Works (Box Set)
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A nice bargain at the price
F. Behrens | Keene, NH USA | 04/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a lovely little bargain this is! In a neat little boxed set of 8 CDs you get the of J.S. Bach (8.508005). Since Amazon does not list the contents, I had better do so.(1) Oboe Concertos 1055, 1056, 1059, 1053; (2) Violin Concertos 1041, 1042, 1052, 1043; (3) Harpsichord Concertos 1052, 1053, 1055, 1056; (4) Harpsichord Concertos 1054, 1058, 1064, 1063; (5) Harpsichord Concertos 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063; (6) Brandenburg Concertos 1046, 1047, 1048, 1051; (7) Brandenburg Concertos 1049, 1050. 1044, 1057; (8) Overtures (Suites) 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069.The soloists are simply too numerous to list here, but the Cologne Chamber Orchestra under Helmut Muller-Bruhl is featured on all the discs. Now let me make it clear that not one of these offerings can beat the best of what is available on higher priced recordings; but some of them come very close or are as good. So while experts in the Baroque period are bound to carp at this and that interpretation, the whole set is a terrific introduction to those who want to get to know their orchestral Bach and do not have many or any recordings of those works. The discs are available separately, of course, with catalogue numbers 8.554602 through 8.554609. In fact, I can see this as a very thoughtful housewarming, birthday or graduation gift to someone who can still appreciate beautiful music."
Naxos does it again
Roger D. Plothow | Idaho Falls, Idaho | 06/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Naxos' reputation for putting out high-quality classical recordings at bargain prices is enhanced by this Bach collection. Those who are accustomed to other recordings of this music may find the Naxos version a little jarring at first -- the pace is fast and the style is spare. But in the end Bach comes through nicely. This is probably not the only recording you'll want of thess works, but it's a great addition to a classical library and a terrific value."