Bach Harpsichord Concertos

Bob van Asperen, Melante Amsterdam - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (1999)

Bob van Asperen, Melante Amsterdam - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.26 Gb | Total time: 59:35+61:45+47:19+61:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 61716 2 | Recorded: 1991-1994

Bach is often credited with having invented the keyboard concerto, despite the fact that all of his works in the mode were arrangements of existing concertos for other instruments. Furthermore, whatever influence they may have had was indirect. It’s unlikely that either Haydn or Mozart had heard any of this music or even knew of its existence. But Haydn may have encountered the keyboard concertos of Carl Philippe Emanuel, and Mozart knew Johann Christian’s works in the genre. Nevertheless the elder Bach’s concertos, whether played on a harpsichord, or on a piano, retain a revered place in the keyboard literature. Many listeners will remember the veteran Baroque specialist, Bob van Asperen, from his collaboration with Gustav Leonhardt in the Teldec Bach cantata series. Here he plays the solo concertos with expected grace and fluidity, accompanied by Melante Amsterdam, which is basically an expanded period-instruments string quartet. The performances have a chamber-like intimacy, which is especially attractive, for example, in the famous Largo of the F-Minor concerto (BWV 1056). The recording, dating back to 1993, sounds brand new.
(George Chien)
Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:27 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 2012, too, there are prominent treasures to be found: Aapo Häkkinen plays Bach’s Concertos for solo harpsichord and strings – the crown jewels of the harpsichord and piano literature – on a 16’ harpsichord, that is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner!
Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:23 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 2012, too, there are prominent treasures to be found: Aapo Häkkinen plays Bach’s Concertos for solo harpsichord and strings – the crown jewels of the harpsichord and piano literature – on a 16’ harpsichord, that is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner!
George Malcolm & Karl Munchinger - J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos - The Art Of Fugue (2017)

George Malcolm & Karl Munchinger - J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos - The Art Of Fugue
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 134:21 min | 310 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2017

There were many worlds in George Malcolm’s (1917–1997) universe – organist, harpsichordist, pianist, composer, choral director and conductor – and this one demonstrates his unique skill as a solo performer who, throughout his career, more than any other individual defined the harpsichord’s identity in England. After World War II Malcolm became the most famous English harpsichordist of his day, with a brilliant technique, superb musicianship and an idiosyncratically modern approach to playing which, for his audiences, came to exemplify the very nature of the instrument itself. In celebration of the centenary of his birth (28 February 1917).
George Malcolm, Sir Neville Marriner - Arne, C.P.E. Bach & J.C. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (2017)

George Malcolm, Sir Neville Marriner - Arne, C.P.E. Bach & J.C. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 74:16 min | 171 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

* Featuring many tracks for the first time on CD. There were many worlds in George Malcolm's (1917–1997) universe – organist, harpsichordist, pianist, composer, choral director and conductor – and this one demonstrates his unique skill as a solo performer who, throughout his career, more than any other individual defined the harpsichord's identity in England.
Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (2015)

Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 268 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902181 | Rls.date: 08/14/2015

J.S. Bach's seven fabulously inventive concertos for solo harpsichord and orchestra mark a key stage in the history of the concertante form. The set was compiled during Bach's Leipzig years, when he directed the city's Collegium Musicum, and requires unfailing virtuosity and imagination of its performers. In the interpretations of Andreas Staier and the Freiburger Barockorchester, these works come alive again in joyful readings that are sure to delight.
J. S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos - Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

J. S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos - Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 1:54:05 | 2.4 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Covers & Digital Booklet

Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 20, 2015
Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)

Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 395 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aeolus | Catalog Number: 10067

Towards the end of his life, Johann Sebastian Bach made a second collection of concertos, these for keyboard. Around 1738 he put this together, possibly as a way of publicizing his work with the Leipzig Collegium , or possibly with an eye towards publishing them. The six works are all somewhat eclectic since they seem to have been transcriptions of works for other instruments, as the informative booklet notes by soloist Aapo Häkkinen state. There are other sources in the Bach archives, so how he put them together can more or less be traced, and in recording these, Häkkinen and his Helsinki Baroque Orchestra have decided that they would be split into two volumes.
Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 - Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (2012)

Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 - Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 399 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aeolus | Catalog Number: 10057

In 2012, too, there are prominent treasures to be found: Aapo Häkkinen plays Bach’s Concertos for solo harpsichord and strings – the crown jewels of the harpsichord and piano literature – on a 16’ harpsichord, that is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner!
Bach - Harpsichord Concertos  (Helmut Müller-Brühl, Robert Hill) [1999]

Bach - Harpsichord Concertos (Helmut Muller-Bruhl, Robert Hill) [1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 635.27 MB
Classical | Naxos | 8.554604 - 8.554606