Bach The Brandenburg Concertos

Angela Hewitt, Australian Chamber Orchestra - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Concertos (2CD) (2005)

Angela Hewitt, Australian Chamber Orchestra - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Concertos (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:32:30 | 625 MB
Genre: Baroque | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67307, CDA67308

These CDs contain all Bach’s extant concertos that feature a solo keyboard. Most were written in the 1730s and are thought to be arrangements of earlier concertos, many of which are now lost (though two will be recognized as Bach’s E major and A minor violin concertos and the sixth is an arrangement of the fourth Brandenburg). The fifth Brandenburg Concerto, with harpsichord, flute and violin soloists, dates from 1721 and is generally regarded as the first concerto for a solo keyboard instrument ever written. Bach made the keyboard part particularly brilliant and included a huge cadenza; he certainly knew how to establish a genre with a bang!
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos (2013) [24-192]

Dunedin Consort - JS Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192 kHz | Time - 93:14 minutes | 4,01 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: LinnRecords.com | Covers & Digital Booklet

Bach's Six Brandenburg Concertos are essential and enduringly popular works in the Baroque orchestral repertory, full of interesting instrumentation choices and dancing melodies. Under the direction of prize-winning Bach specialist John Butt O.B.E., the ensemble has become particularly acclaimed for its inquisitive approach, shining new light into some of the best known pieces of the Baroque repertoire. Dunedin Consort, the team that brought you ‘John Passion', is back with its first instrumental release: ‘J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos'. Under the direction of Bach specialist John Butt, Dunedin Consort demonstrates its collective experience and historical knowledge in an exceptionally insightful and fresh performance.
J.S.Bach - Six Brandenburg Concertos - Igor Oistrakh & Soloists Ensemble

J.S.Bach - Six Brandenburg Concertos
Soloists Ensemble of the Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor and soloist - Igor Oistrakh

2LP Conversion | APE/MP3-320kbps + cue + cover | no log | 480.2/243.9Mb | 50:08 + 48:32 | Melodija 1982

There is an outstanding performance of the Bach's Brandenburg Concertos by the Soloists Ensemble of the MPSO and foremost Igor Oistrakh - the legendary David Oistrakh's son


Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos / 4 Orchestral Suites - The English Concert / Trevor Pinnock [BOX SET, 3CD]

EAC-rip, FLAC+CUE image
Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 & 5; Wedding Cantata, BWV 1047, 1050, 202, 1067 (Levine, Faerber, Battle)

Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 & 5; Wedding Cantata, BWV 1047, 1050, 202, 1067 (James Levine, Jorg Faerber, Kathleen Battle & SCO, Wurttembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn; Jorg Faerber) - 2006
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 468.64 MB
Classical | Label: Sony and BMG Music | Catalog Number: 82876762222

In many ways this is a special recording. It features first-desks from the Chicago Sym. playing two of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and so far beyond the average Baroque ensemble are they that one yearns for the other four. Just to hear the amazing trumpet solos in Concerto no. 2 by the legendary Adolph Herseth repays the cost of the CD. But we also get James Levine doing double duty at the harpsichord in Concerto no. 5. One deficit from the rise of period performance is that non-specialists have been driven out. The days when an all-around musician like Levine or Leonard Bernstein performed Bach and Handel are more or less over, and their replacements, to be tactful, are not on such an exalted level of talent…. By Santa Fe Listener
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos - Freiburg Baroque (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos - Freiburg Baroque (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 2 CDs | Digital Booklet | 1.71 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

The Brandenburg Concertos need no introduction – doubtless because they owe their fame to a systematic exploration of a genre recently inherited from the Italians, with a still youthful Bach devising as many different scorings as there are concertos. When he received the manuscript of the six works, Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg, must have been terrified by their demands, and his musicians even more so! Three centuries later, the cycle is as open as ever to new ‘historically informed’ interpretations, as this set demonstrates. The CD cover represents the importance of numbers in these works eg Concerto No 3 which is scored for three instruments, in 3 time, 3 sections etc. The trumpeter is particularly impressive. Freiburg are recording and touring Bach throughout 2014.
Bach - Academy Of Ancient Music - The Six Brandenburg Concertos [2x Hybrid SACD: PS3 SACD Rip & EAC CD Rip]

Johann Sebastian Bach - The Six Brandenburg Concertos
Academy Of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr
PS3 SACD ISO: 4,80 GB (2.0/5.0) | EAC Rip, FLAC LOG & CUE: 476 MB (2.0) | 24B/88,2kHz FLAC (2.0): 1,70 GB | Lossless Artwork: 238 MB | Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi HMU 807461.62 | Country/Year: Europe 2009 | Genre: Chamber Music | Hoster: Filepost/Filefactory

There's no shortage of mainstream orchestral versions of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, but period ensembles usually play them as works for chamber orchestra, with their string sections pared down. In Richard Egarr's historically informed performances with the Academy of Ancient Music, the strings are limited to single instruments per part, much as Bach likely expected and probably got, if these concertos were actually played in his day…
J.S. Bach - The 4 Orchestral Suites (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - The 4 Orchestral Suites (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)
2 SACD ISO images: 3.51 + 1.16 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 21.7 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1431 | Direction: Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan

Listeners who already know Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan from their recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, violin concertos, cantatas, and Passions will know what to expect from their recording of Bach's overtures. For those listeners unfamiliar with Suzuki and the BCJ, what they can expect is bright, light, lively, and loving performances of superior virtuosity and impeccable lucidity.
J.S. Bach - The 4 Orchestral Suites (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - The 4 Orchestral Suites (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | CD 1: 374 MB | CD 2: 127 MB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 21.7 MB
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1431 | Direction: Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan

Listeners who already know Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan from their recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, violin concertos, cantatas, and Passions will know what to expect from their recording of Bach's overtures. For those listeners unfamiliar with Suzuki and the BCJ, what they can expect is bright, light, lively, and loving performances of superior virtuosity and impeccable lucidity. They can expect brilliant string playing, emphatic brass playing, impressive tympani playing, and, in the Third Suite, stunning flauto traverso playing. They can expect incisive tempos, clear textures, clean counterpoint, and joyous interpretations. They can also expect the occasionally odd rhythmic accents – where did the offbeat accents come from in the Third Ouverture's Menuet? – and, every so often, a certain sense of superficiality – the Fourth Ouverture's happiness is unfeigned but sometimes seems a shade shallow. But, for listeners who don't already know Suzuki and the BCJ's work, the set is a splendid place to start. BIS' super audio sound puts the BCJ right in your living room.
Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos (Claudio Abbado, Giuliano Carmignola) [2008]

Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos (Claudio Abbado, Giuliano Carmignola) [2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 486.35 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 00289 477 8908

“Here Claudio Abbado is gambolling among the Brandenburg Concertos in this straightforward TV-style concert film, recorded in the classic 19th-century opera house at Reggio Emilia during an Italian tour in spring 2007. The orchestra is at first glance a curious gathering, mixing 'Baroque' players such as violinist Giuliano Carmignola and harpsichordist Ottavio Dantone with 'modern' names such as trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich and 'un-Baroque' recorder-player Michala Petri. Furthermore, a look round the instruments reveals mostly modern models, some hybrids…” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010