Arne, C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos
George Malcolm
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825117
Barcode
00028948251179
Format
1-CD
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THOMAS AUGUSTINE ARNE
Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in G minor
Sonata No. 1 in F major*
Overture No. 1 in E minor

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH
Sinfonia in B flat major, Wq 182 No. 2*
Variations on Les Folies d’Espagne*
Harpsichord Concerto in C minor Wq 43 No. 4

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH
Harpsichord Concerto in A major, T297/l(ii)

George Malcolm, harpsichord
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner

*FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: Michael Bremner (Arne, C.P.E. Bach); Erik Smith (J.C. Bach)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson, Alan Reeve (Arne, C.P.E. Bach); James Lock (J.C. Bach)
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 13, 16 & 17 November 1967 (Arne, C.P.E. Bach), 5–6 August 1968 (J.C. Bach)

Reviews

‘a stimulating record … splendidly recorded. The brilliance of both composers is most effectively conveyed and the wildness of some of the modulations and the mercurial quality of the faster movements of both the Bach symphony and concerto are arresting’ (Arne, C.P.E. Bach) Gramophone, November 1968

‘George Malcolm plays [the C.P.E. Bach concerto] with his usual astonishing expertise, and he is also superb in the variations on “La folia” by the same composer. Much of the credit in this excellent disc must be given to the string playing by Neville Marriner and his players … the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields sound [is] marvellously alive and buoyant … Argo are to be warmly congratulated’ (Arne, C.P.E. Bach) Gramophone, July 1968

‘[the J.C. Bach Concerto] is splendidly played here, with strong rhythms and plenty of nervous vitality … the recording is excellent.’ (J.C. Bach) Gramophone, October 1969