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Day Four: Orchestral Suites 3 & 4 (CD 1-4)

July 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Andrew Manze, Bach at 40-54, Baroque, Bouree, BWV 1068, BWV 1069, BWV 146, CD 1-4, Christoph Lehmann, Fugue, La Stravaganza Koln, Les Claypool, Orchestral Suites 3 and 4, Period Instruments, Primus, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Zero Hour

This CD sounds like a movie score to me, something like Erich Wolfgang Korngold would have written to add flair to an Errol Flynn swashbuckler. It is majestic and triumphant and boisterous. I like it. Of the two Orchestral Suites on this CD, I prefer Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, although I like […]

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Day Three: Orchestral Suites 1 & 2 (CD 1-3)

July 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Andrew Manze, Bach at 40-54, Baroque, BWV 1066, BWV 1067, CD 1-3, Christoph Lehmann, Fugue, La Stravaganza Koln, Leipzig, Masahiro Arita, Mozart, Musica Amphion, Orchestral Suites 1 and 2, Period Instruments, Transverse Flute

When this CD began to play, my mind couldn’t find the melody in the music. “Are we listening to an orchestra tuning up?” I asked my wife. “I can hear a melody there,” she said. Of course, she’s a musician who plays the French horn. So her ears are probably sharper than mine. Or maybe […]

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Day Two: Brandenburg Concertos 4-6 (CD 1-2)

July 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Bach at 36, Baroque, Brandenburg Concertos 4-6, BWV 1049, BWV 1050, BWV 1051, CD 1-2, Christian Ludwig, French horns, Harpsichord, Margrave of Brandenburg, Musica Amphion, Period Instruments, Pieter-Jan Belder, Recorder, Recorder Home Page, Red Priest

What sounded harsh to my ears with CD 1 (Brandenburg Concertos 1-3) because of the period instruments now sounds exactly right. Perhaps I’ve gotten used to their tone. Or maybe I’m hearing these concertos as if for the first time because I’m used to listening to Sir Neville Marriner’s Academy of St. Martin in the […]

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