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J S Bach
keyboard concertos -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... a delightful and appropriate lightness.'

J S Bach: 4 Klavierkonzerte. Peter Seivewright, piano. Scottish Baroque Soloists. Angus Ramsay, leader. © 2011 Peter Seivewright / Divine Art Ltd

The accomplished soloist in these concertos, Peter Seivewright, spends much of his booklet essay refuting the long-accepted view that Bach's seven keyboard concertos are mostly arrangements of violin works. Since three of them certainly are (most notably the Fourth Brandenburg Concerto), I am dubious of his case. The keyboard part in the Fifth Brandenburg, with its extended 'cadenza', shows Bach in full virtuoso flight. There is nothing comparable here...

Copyright © 21 September 2011 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: J S BACH: 4 KLAVIERKONZERTE

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

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