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Gregor Hollmann,
Rudolf Innig,
Bernward Lohr,
Ludger Rémy, harpsichord
Musica Alta Ripa

MDG 309 0684-2

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Complete Solo Concertos Vol. 2

Concerto for harpsichord E major / E-Dur BWV 1053
Concerto for harpsichord D major / D-Dur BWV 1054

Concerto for Violin A minor / a-Moll BWV 1041
Concerto for 3 harpsichords D minor / d-Moll BWV 1063

Excerpts from the booklet

According to today’s understanding the D Minor concerto hardly ranks as one of his characteristic compositions. In the Bach reception of the early nineteenth century, however, this concerto and the Harpsichord concerto BWV 1052 were very popular with the public. The D minor concerto owed his popularity above all to Felix Mendelssohn, who together with other famous pianists of the time (Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt, Ignaz Moscheles, Sigismund Thalberg) performed it in public concerts on many occasions and met with an enthusiastic response from those in the attendance. (Prof. Dr. Werner Breig)

Excerpts from the reviews

“Mit Schwung, lyrischer Expressivität, Brillanz, Esprit und Eloquenz...” (FonoForum, 1996)

„.. die erheblich schwungvollere Aufnahme.“ (WDR, 1996)

„bright, vital versions of these works, played with rhythmic buoyancy and crisp, clean articulation by Bernward Lohr, and accompanied by the strings wither ebullient verve…“ (Fanfare, 1996)

„sans doute ideale“ (Repertoire, 1996)