Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6
Hamburg Chamber Orchestra, Harry Newstone (conductor)
HTGCD 195/6 – 5060332661787
Harry Newstone, one of the first and best ‘scholar conductors’, recorded his famous set of Brandenburg Concertos with the Hamburg Chamber Orchestra for the SAGA label in 1959. Long seen as highly stylised, particularly with the back drop of performances from the ‘historically informed’ movement, they were, in effect, thoughtful, erudite renditions which introduced a generation of Baroque enthusiasts to these wonderful works. The recordings were so successful that they appeared at the top of the SAGA bestseller list for years. But a CD version has never been available. Heritage has joined forces with KlassicHaus in the US to produce excellent transfers of these classic performances. Informative and engaging notes are provided by Tully Potter.
1-3 No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046; 2-6 No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047; 3-9 No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
1-3 No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049; 4-6 No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050; 5-9 No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
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