V2: Harpsichord Concertos

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Label: CHALLENGE CLASSICS
Catalog: CC 72800
Format: SACD

LA RISONANZA BONIZZONI

Here we present the follow-up to the critically acclaimed first volume of Bach’s Harpsichord Concertos by Fabio Bonizzoni and his group La Risonanza. This second volume includes a more varied range of works as it starts with the most famous Brandenburg Fifth, which is the first ever harpsichord concert. After the BWV 1054, we have the rather rare BWV 1057, which is the harpsichord version of the Brandenburg Fourth. To end Bonizzoni’s survey of all Bach’s harpsichord concertos, we find the famous and beloved Triple concerto, with violin and flute. Of the first volume, critics wrote: “Harpsichordist Fabio Bonizzoni does a credible job in integrating the concertos so that they appear not as a soloist versus the ensemble, but rather as an integral part.” (Fanfare) “Bonizzoni achieves the difficult task of combining subtle artifice and interpretative joie de vivre with a manner that appears natural and uncomplicated… enticing for its musical strengths.” (Gramophone)

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