Music that is great, not just because it is being played by some of Ireland’s finest musicians but because it was composed by various members of the world’s most enduring musical families, the Bachs. Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the few composers that has influenced musicians across the entire musical landscape; from traditional to classical to rock and pop! The Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G & Concerto for Two Violins in D minor are two of his most popular orchestral works. The slow movement of the Concerto for Two Violins has been described as a ‘melody of exquisite calmness and peace’. His cousin Johann Bernhard Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G minor sounds almost Italian & is played with great gusto by the IBO. Whilst JS Bach’s elder son, Wihelm Friedman Bach in his Adagio and Fugue in D minor presents us with an arrestingly moving piece which many will hear here for the first time. This is one recording you will not forget…
The Irish Baroque Orchestra is Ireland’s only professional period instrument orchestra among whose members are some of the most promising young players in the international early music scene.
1-6 JB Bach - Sute no.1 in G minor
7-9 JS Bach - Brendenburg Concerto no.4 in G
10-12 JS Bach - Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
13 JS Bach - Sinfonia from Cantata no.209 'non sa che sia dolore'
14 WF V=Bach - Adagio and Fugue in D minor