Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-4

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-4

Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields

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Tracklist

  • Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046: I. (Without tempo indication)

    Alan Loveday, Caroline Marwood, Celia Nicklin, George Caird, George Malcolm, Graham Sheen, Neville Marriner, Nicholas Hill, Timothy Brown

    4:03

  • Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046: II. Adagio

    Alan Loveday, Caroline Marwood, Celia Nicklin, George Caird, George Malcolm, Graham Sheen, Neville Marriner, Nicholas Hill, Timothy Brown

    4:22

  • Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046: III. Allegro

    Alan Loveday, Caroline Marwood, Celia Nicklin, George Caird, George Malcolm, Graham Sheen, Neville Marriner, Nicholas Hill, Timothy Brown

    4:31

  • Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046: IV. Menuetto - Trio I - Polacca - Trio II

    Alan Loveday, Caroline Marwood, Celia Nicklin, George Caird, George Malcolm, Graham Sheen, Neville Marriner, Nicholas Hill, Timothy Brown

    8:16

  • Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: I. (Without tempo indication)

    Celia Nicklin, George Malcolm, Kenneth Sillito, Mark Bennett, Neville Marriner, Philip Pickett

    5:24

  • Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: II. Andante

    Celia Nicklin, George Malcolm, Kenneth Sillito, Mark Bennett, Neville Marriner, Philip Pickett

    3:57

  • Bach, JS: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: III. Allegro assai

    Sir Neville Marriner, Celia Nicklin, George Malcolm, Kenneth Sillito, Mark Bennett

    2:48

  • Bach, JS: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: I. (Allegro)

    Sir Neville Marriner, George Malcolm

    6:26

  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048: II. Adagio (by George Malcolm)

    George Malcolm, Sir Neville Marriner

    1:28

  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048: III. Allegro

    George Malcolm, Sir Neville Marriner

    5:45

  • Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049: I. Allegro

    Catherine Latham, Iona Brown, John Constable, Neville Marriner, Philip Pickett

    7:34

  • Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049: II. Andante

    Catherine Latham, Iona Brown, John Constable, Neville Marriner, Philip Pickett

    3:47

  • Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049: III. Presto

    Catherine Latham, Iona Brown, John Constable, Neville Marriner, Philip Pickett

    5:22

  • Total playing time

    1:03:49

Album review

“While most serious listeners already have their favorite set of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, newcomers searching for respectable recordings at a reasonable price would do well to start with these performances by Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Released on two separate discs in the EMI Classics budget line, these recordings were made in 1985 and still offer fine sound for early digital recording and exceptional musical value. If comparisons may be made without seeming categorical, Marriner's Brandenburgs are perhaps similar in interpretation and feeling to the recordings made by Benjamin Britten with the English Chamber Orchestra, for both are reasonably authentic in spirit and execution, though they use modern instruments and have a fairly full sound for the size of their orchestras. In this regard, Marriner's performances may not be as exacting and scrupulous about Baroque performance practice as those of Gustav Leonhardt or Trevor Pinnock, but they are informed by serious scholarship and have sufficient appeal to make the finer points debatable. Since this disc only covers the first four Brandenburgs, listeners who like it will feel obligated to seek out the second volume, which presents the Brandenburg Concertos No. 5 and No. 6 and Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 1.”

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Credits

    Released

    1987

    Producer, Recording Producer

    John Fraser

    Engineer, Balance Engineer

    Stuart Eltham

    Engineer

    Catherine Latham

    Engineer

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