Trevor Pinnock & The English Concert - Complete Re
Trevor Pinnock The English Concert
Stephen Preston, Lisa Beznosiuk, Simon Standage, Anthony Pleeth, Rachel Platt, Elizabeth Wilcock, David Reichenberg, Philip Pickett, Kenneth Gilbert, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Nigel North, Paul Goodwin, Ursula Holliger, Stephen Varcoe, Harry Christophers, Felicity Lott, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Arleen Auger, James Bowman, Barbara Bonney, Markus Schäfer, John Tomlinson, Carolyn Watkinson, Maldwyn Davies, Nancy Argenta, Michael Schade, Alastair Miles, Patricia Rozario, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, John Mark Ainsley, Anne Sofie von Otter, Lynne Dawson, Jaap ter Linden, Milan Turkovic, Westminster Abbey Choir, Choir of The English Concert, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Andrew Carwood, Rachel Beckett
Hardly any ensemble has influenced our listening habits with regard to "early music" as much as "The English Concert", which was founded 50 years ago. Founder and longtime conductor Trevor Pinnock led the musicians with an articulate tone from the harpsichord, shaping the sound from the heart of the ensemble. Historical authenticity was the foundation of the playing, but the goal was a brilliant, vibrant orchestral sound that served the emotional core of the music. Several renowned instrumentalists made their mark on the ensemble, demonstrating that historical performance practice and euphony are not contradictions. "Pinnock's performances of Bach and Handel," Leonard Bernstein confessed, "make me jump out of my seat." On 99 CDs and a DVD, this box set presents the complete works of Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert on Archive Production. Purcell, Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Haydn and Mozart form the focus of the repertoire. Numerous recordings such as the Brandenburg Concertos, Corelli's Concerti Grossi and the symphonies of William Boyce are among the milestones of recording history. A Bach album from the ensemble's early days is released on CD for the first time, as is the never-released Dead March from Handel's "Saul." A 184-page booklet with essays by Trevor Pinnock and Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, director of the Royal Academy of Music, as well as numerous photos and documents round out this comprehensive portrait.