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JS Bach: Violin Concertos-BWV1041

Magazine article Gramophone

JS Bach: Violin Concertos-BWV1041

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JS Bach

Violin Concertos--BWV1041; BWV1042; BWV1052R; BWV1056R

Capella Savaria / Zsolt Kallo vn

Hungaroton [F] HCD32749 (56' * DDD)

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Formed in 1981, Capella Savaria has the distinction not only of being the first period orchestra in Hungary, but perhaps the first in Eastern Europe as well. Their recorded repertoire has tended to skirt round the mainstream Baroque, so no doubt it was a pleasant change for them to find themselves in the studio in the company of Bach's solo violin concertos. Note 'solo'. This is not the usual offering of the two solo concertos with the ever-glorious D minor Double; instead, what we have here is the E major and A minor as expected, plus two reconstructed concertos thought to have been originally composed for violin but which survive only in later harpsichord concerto versions (where they appear in D minor and F minor respectively). Both have been recorded plenty of times before, but this particular coupling is, I think, not so common. …

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