Marriner, Sir Neville

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos - Orchestral Suites

3CD
24 Sep 2007

Barcode: 5099950095520

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Other participants: Academy of St Martin in the Fields · Sir Neville Marriner

The years 1717-1723, when Bach was in the employ of Prince Leopold at the court at Cöthen, were particularly productive for Bach and some of his best known music dates from this time: the Brandenburg Concertos, the violin concertos and the four suites for orchestra are examples of the composer at his most inspired.

The Brandenburg Concertos represent a pinnacle in the history of the Baroque Concerto, as well as being among the most universally admired of all Bach’s works. He wrote this group of six popular concerti grossi on a commission from the Margrave of Brandenburg, hence the title. At the time Bach was employed at Cöthen as Kapellmeister to Prince Leopold.

The Orchestral Suites are modelled on the French style which was very popular in the courts of Germany around the 1720s. Each suite begins with an overture which is followed by a series of dances, all with French titles.

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields was founded in 1959 by Sir Neville Marriner and a group of London's leading orchestral players. Originally formed as a small conductorless string group, it spearheaded the 1960s Baroque revival, and has recorded and performed a rapidly expanding range of repertoire with Sir Neville, with over 500 recordings to its credit.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 I. [Allegro]: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046  - Various Artists 
02 II. Adagio: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046  - Various Artists 
03 III. Allegro: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046  - Various Artists 
04 IV. Menuet - Trio - Polacca - Trio: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046  - Timothy Brown/Nicholas Hill/Graham Sheen/Celia Nic 
05 I. [Allegro]: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047  - Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin-in-the-F 
06 II. Andante: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047  - Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin-in-the-F 
07 III. Allegro assai: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047  - Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin-in-the-F 
08 I. [Allegro]: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/George Malcolm/ 
09 II. Adagio (by George Malcolm): Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/George Malcolm/ 
10 III. Allegro: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/George Malcolm/ 
11 I. Allegro: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049  - Iona Brown/Philip Pickett/Catherine Latham/John Co 
12 II. Andante: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049  - Iona Brown/Philip Pickett/Catherine Latham/John Co 
13 III. Presto: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049  - Iona Brown/Philip Pickett/Catherine Latham/John Co 
Disc 2 
01 I. Allegro: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050  - Various Artists 
02 II. Affettuoso: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050  - Various Artists 
03 III. Allegro: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050  - Various Artists 
04 I. [Allegro]: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B Flat, BWV 1051  - Various Artists 
05 II. Adagio ma non tanto: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B Flat, BWV 1051  - Various Artists 
06 III. Allegro: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B Flat, BWV 1051  - Various Artists 
07 Ouverture: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
08 Courante: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
09 Gavottes I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
10 Forlane: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
11 Menuets I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
12 Bourrées I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
13 Passepied: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
Disc 3 
01 Ouverture: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
02 Rondeau: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
03 Sarabande: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
04 Bourrées I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
05 Polonaise & Double: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
06 Menuet: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
07 Badinerie: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
08 Ouverture: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
09 Air: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
10 Gavottes I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
11 Bourrée: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
12 Gigue: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
13 Ouverture: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069 (3 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
14 Bourrées I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069 (3 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
15 Gavotte: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069 (3 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani)  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
16 Menuets I & II: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069 (3 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 
17 Réjouissance: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069 (3 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpan  - Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Mar 


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