Johann Sebastian Bach - Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords

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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
31/01/2020
Artist
Johann Sebastian Bach
format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Alpha
Duration
59.46

The practice of composing for two keyboard instruments, very common in the illustrious Bach family, naturally achieved its apotheosis with Johann Sebastian, whose three 'Concertos for Two Harpsichords' are performed here by Olivier Fortin and Emmanuel Frankenberg with the Ensemble Masques. These works, particularly the 'Concertos in C Minor', are among the composer's most admired. They suggest a conception of the concerto specific to Bach. Rather than a dialogue between several individual entities, the piece presents a subtle intertwining of melodic lines and blurs the distinction between solo and tutti parts by making them respond to and quote each other, thus illustrating the principle of harmony dear to the composer. Finally, the recording on two harpsichords of the 'Prelude and Fugue, BWV552', originally composed for organ, is in keeping with the nineteenth-century tradition of transposing Bach's works with the aim of giving their refined polyphony greater clarity.

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1) I. Allegro - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg/Ensemble Masques ()
2) II. Largo Ovvero Adagio - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg/Ensemble Masques ()
3) III. Allegro - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg/Ensemble Masques ()
4) I. - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg/Ensemble Masques ()
5) II. Adagio Ovvero Largo - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg/Ensemble Masques ()
6) III. Fuga. Vivace - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg/Ensemble Masques ()
7) I. - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg/Ensemble Masques ()
8) II. Andante E Piano - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg/Ensemble Masques ()
9) III. Allegro Assai - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg/Ensemble Masques ()
10) Prelude - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg ()
11) Fugue - Olivier Fortin/Emmanuel Frankenberg ()

Album
Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords
Publisher
RSK Entertainment
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords | Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalogue Number
ALPHA572

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