“J. S. Bach: Double and Triple Concertos”
|Johann Sebastian Bach||
Concerto for 3 violins, strings & continuo in D major (reconstruction), BWV 1064R,
Concerto for Flute, Violin & Harpsichord in A minor, BWV1044,
Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings BWV1060R,
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043 (Double Concerto).
Andrea Bertalan (Flute), Rita Papp (Harpsichord), Bettina Simon (Oboe), Dániel Papp (Violin), László Paulik (Violin), Zsolt Kalló (Violin).
There is only a small number of orchestral pieces in Johann Sebastian Bach’s oeuvre- which is surprising considering that the composer worked with excellent ensembles in both of his positions- as “Konzermeister” and Kapellmeister” – in Kothen and Weimar during the period between 1708 and 1723. This is particularly true of concertos where there is a high number of transcriptions, rearranged predominantly for harpsichord. Capella Savaria, Hungary’s oldest period instrument ensemble, presents four of these on this album. The Capella Savaria (Szombathely) was founded in 1981 by Pál Németh. Their aim is to play 17th and 18th century music using the documents of the period. The play on authentic instruments with copies of bows of the epoch, studying the instrumental tutors of the Baroque era, referring to articulation, embellishment and, in wider sense, the characteristic sound of the whole period. The basis of the ensemble is strings, which are joined by other instruments as required.