Bach: Reconstructed Brandenburg Concertos
NOUVEAUX BRANDEBOURGEOIS 7-12
ATMA presents six 'New' Concertos inspired by Bach's highly colorful and creative sequence of orchestrations of the Brandenburgs. This historical reconstruction has been done by scholar and oboist Bruce Haynes. More in the tongue-in-cheek spirit of the famous recordings by the Swingle Singers, or of Wendy Carlos Switched on Bach, these concertos are not meant as serious reconstructions, merely as speculative trials to demonstrate the possibilities for instrumental treatment of Bach's rich fund of musical inventions contained in the cantatas and other vocal works. La Bande Montr+ªal Baroque brings together some of Montreal's finest early music performers.