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J.S. Bach

Dunedin Consort
John Butt


‘This group is in full and virtuosic command of its instruments, allowing confident plunges into risk-taking as well as lovely exploitation of the varied colors. Period instrument performances don't get any better than this.’ - American Record Guide

‘Bach's violin concerto in A minor, BWV 1041, with Cecilia Bernardini an outstanding soloist, was even better. The aching lyricism of the slow movement attained a rare eloquence.’ - Financial Times

• Dunedin Consort's formidable reputation for performing Bach is set to scale new heights with this highly anticipated recording.

• Dutch-Italian violinist Cecilia Bernardini takes a break from leader duties as she steps into the spotlight to deliver a virtuoso performance under the direction of Bach specialist John Butt OBE.

• Opening the program is the colourful and joyful concerto for violin and oboe (Alfredo Bernardini oboe) with its supremely lyrical central movement.

• Two of Bach’s solo violin concertos, each overflowing with inventive detail, and the Sinfonia with solo oboe that opens Cantata 21, follow.

• The program culminates in one of Bach’s greatest masterpieces – the Double Concerto for two violins (Huw Daniel violin), with its famous and sublime slow movement.

• Although Bach was most famous as an organist and keyboard player, he was also a fine violinist; his idiomatic writing and characteristic flair is evident in the many dazzling moments he creates.

• The Dunedin Consort has established a reputation as one of the leading exponents of historical performance, under the direction of prize-winning historical performance specialist John Butt OBE.

• The multi-award-winning Dunedin Consort has won praise for its inquisitive approach, shining new light into some of the best known pieces of the Baroque repertoire.

• In addition to a GRAMMY nomination, Dunedin Consort has won two Gramophone Awards: the 2007 ‘Baroque Vocal’ Award for Handel: Messiah and the 2014 ‘Choral’ Award for Mozart: Requiem.

• Dunedin Consort’s first instrumental release, J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos, was named Gramophone ‘Choice’ and awarded five stars by both BBC Music Magazine and The Guardian.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, BWV 1060R
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042
  4. Allegro
  5. Adagio
  6. Allegro assai

Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21
  7. Sinfonia

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
  8. [Allegro]
  9. Andante
10. Allegro assai

Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
11. Vivace
12. Largo ma non tanto
13. Allegro

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