Bach: Orchestral Suites - Savall
Alia Vox Heritage AVSA9890A+B (2 discs)
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major BWV 1066, Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV 1067, Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068, Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major BWV 1069
Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall (direction)
Called Ouverturen in Germany because they began with a large-scale overture a la francaise, Bach's Orchestral Suites feature a unique synthesis of the French and the Italian styles. The Leipzig Cantor did not content himself with creating sets of amiable dances - he revived the genre in his own manner, accenting the contrasts, refining the orchestration and introducing the sorts of contrapuntal elements that made the composer famous. Two centuries later, these joyous works are considered an indispensable treasure of the Baroque. This SACD reissue from Alia Vox is a follow up to the label's recently released set of the Brandenburg Concertos. The multi-channel remastering enables us to fully enjoy the hearty, colorful and cheerful performances of Le Concert des Nations and Jordi Savall.
Ce projet a été préparé à Hall, Tyrol (Sommerkonzerte, Jesuitenkirche) et à Barcelona (mai 1990) avec le soutien de la Tirol Werbung et de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Montage et remasterisation SACD : Manuel Mohino