Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Berlin Classics) Johann Sebastian Bach ‎– Brandenburgische Konzerte (Concerto Köln)


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You can’t have enough Bach and you can’t have enough Brandenburg Concerti… This performance is one of the faster and a delicious audiophile discovery. With this recording let the Ensemble Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos shine in new splendor. For Concerto Köln wanted to include Bach’s compendium of Baroque orchestral literature only in the program, if the existing views could add new. So familiar terrain was re-measured and questions of sound and instrumentation made the starting point for the research. How should the continuo group be occupied in the various concerts, which trumpet is played in the second Brandenburg? What’s up with the “Flauti d’Echo” that Bach asks in the fourth concert, which gambles did he have for the sixth in his ear?
Audiophile factor & artistic factor: very high!

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra: Concerto Köln
Vinyl 2018
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC
Label: Berlin Classics
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 3.46 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

Concerto Köln chose the low chamber pitch a1 = 392 Hz, which allows the high passages of the trumpet to create a softer interplay in the soloist quartet “, explains Lorenzo Alpert, bassoonist of the ensemble. Concerto Köln has also recently answered question of the flutes in the 4th Brandenburg Concerto. For the “Fiauti d’Echo” demanded by Bach, a double flute was developed according to old drawings, which produces this desired echo effect. This makes Concerto Köln the first orchestra to use such echo sounding in the fourth concert. The use of harpsichord and violone, replicas of original instruments of the Bach era, with their sonic advantages Bach should have been familiar, is a special feature dar. Concerto Cologne present with this new recording an extraordinary interpretation of great intensity and warmth, but as usual fresh and light and of the highest technical precision. Historic performance practice at the highest level.

Tracklist

A1 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 1 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1046 – 1. Allegro 3:43
A2 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 1 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1046 – 2. Adagio 3:12
A3 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 1 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1046 – 3. Allegro 3:54
A4 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 1 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1046 – 4. Menuet-Trio-Menuet-Polonaise-Menuet-Trio-Menuet 6:25
B1 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 2 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1047 – 1. Allegro 4:27
B1 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 2 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1047 – 2. Andante 3:27
B2 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 2 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1047 – 3. Allegro assai 2:34
B4 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 3 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1048 – 1. Allegro 4:55
B5 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 3 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1048 – 2. Adagio 0:22
B6 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 3 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1048 – 3. Allegro 4:21
C1 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 4 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1049 – 1. Allegro 6:59
C2 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 4 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1049 – 2. Andante 3:21
C3 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 4 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1049 – 3. Presto 4:35
C4 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 5 D-Dur in D Major – BWV 1050 – 1. Allegro 9:43
D1 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 5 D-Dur in D Major -0 BWV 1050 – 2. Affettuoso 5:11
D2 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 5 D-Dur in D Major – BWV 1050 – 3. Allegro 5:19
D3 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 6 B-Dur in B flat Major – BWV 1051 – 1. Allegro 5:31
D4 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 6 B-Dur in B flat Major – BWV 1051 – 2. Adagio ma non tanto 4:29
D5 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 6 B-Dur in B flat Major – BWV 1051 – 3. Allegro 5:31

 

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Analyzed folder: /192k JSB – Brandenburg Concertos – Concerto Koeln
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DR Peak RMS Filename
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DR12 -0.61 dB -16.44 dB A1 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 1 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1046 – 1. Allegro.aif
DR12 -8.64 dB -23.65 dB A2 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 1 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1046 – 2. Adagio.aif
DR14 -1.14 dB -19.37 dB A3 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 1 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1046 – 3. Allegro.aif
DR14 -1.96 dB -19.39 dB A4 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 1 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1046 – 4. Menuet-Trio-Menuet-Polonaise-Menuet-Trio-Menuet.aif
DR13 -0.51 dB -16.61 dB B1 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 2 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1047 – 1. Allegro.aif
DR12 -6.58 dB -21.76 dB B1 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 2 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1047 – 2. Andante.aif
DR13 -1.65 dB -17.83 dB B2 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 2 F-Dur in F Major – BWV 1047 – 3. Allegro assai.aif
DR14 -0.82 dB -18.06 dB B4 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 3 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1048 – 1. Allegro.aif
DR10 -15.60 dB -29.30 dB B5 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 3 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1048 – 2. Adagio.aif
DR13 -2.67 dB -19.35 dB B6 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 3 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1048 – 3. Allegro.aif
DR13 -0.88 dB -17.54 dB C1 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 4 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1049 – 1. Allegro.aif
DR11 -2.80 dB -17.33 dB C2 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 4 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1049 – 2. Andante.aif
DR12 -1.89 dB -17.42 dB C3 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 4 G-Dur in G Major – BWV 1049 – 3. Presto.aif
DR15 -0.64 dB -19.53 dB C4 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 5 D-Dur in D Major – BWV 1050 – 1. Allegro.aif
DR13 -3.67 dB -22.08 dB D1 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 5 D-Dur in D Major -0 BWV 1050 – 2. Affettuoso.aif
DR13 -1.52 dB -17.89 dB D2 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 5 D-Dur in D Major – BWV 1050 – 3. Allegro.aif
DR13 -0.54 dB -16.36 dB D3 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 6 B-Dur in B flat Major – BWV 1051 – 1. Allegro.aif
DR13 -1.67 dB -18.45 dB D4 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 6 B-Dur in B flat Major – BWV 1051 – 2. Adagio ma non tanto.aif
DR14 -1.09 dB -17.33 dB D5 Brandenburgisches Konzert N. 6 B-Dur in B flat Major – BWV 1051 – 3. Allegro.aif
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Number of files: 19
Official DR value: DR13

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  • Software: iZotope RX 5 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.18
  • Very careful de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removed, never de-noising
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