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Unplugged Bach at its best!

This record is Bach unplugged, it is bow string on catgut, wood timbres and soft echoes with little digital harshness. The music is pacy without loosing strict timing; it rejoyces. It is music Marriner -ated and gently aged. The ensemble is small and clearly defined and the beautiful Bach figuring excells in every piece . The first ever use of a keyboard instrument (harpsichord) as a solo instrument in No. 5 is only one highlight. Find a grassy slope under a large tree, pop in the headphones and go into the best of Bach's world. If the ipod had not been invented I would have needed a Bach transplant on the National Health after hearing this. Definitely one of my all time favorite recordings. Five stars on every count.


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Formed: 1959

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

In 1958, violinist Neville Marriner invited a dozen of his colleagues to form an ensemble that would focus on playing Baroque music. Taking the meaning of ensemble playing to heart, the group decided to work without a conductor, as did many chamber orchestras of the Baroque period. In this cooperative spirit, the ensemble worked toward the brilliantly energetic sound and high standard of musicianship that have become its hallmarks. Unable to generate sufficient interest in concerts, the ensemble...
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Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • £6.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: 01 January 2001

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