Bach. Brandenburg Concertos. Freiburger Barockorch
Label: harmonia mundi
Catalog: HMC 902176
Composed by: Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concertos Nos.1-6
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos scarcely need an introduction. Widely regarded as among the finest orchestral compositions of the Baroque era, these six works dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt in 1721 explore a dizzying array of instrumental combinations and timbres. The rise of historically informed performance practices in recent years has shed new light on the evergreen Brandenburg Concertos and greatly expanded the gamut of interpretive possibilities. Three centuries later, the cycle is as open as ever to new interpretations, as the sparkling performances by the Freiburger Barockorchester on this recording aptly demonstrate.