Bach: Violin Concertos; Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Salvatore Accardo
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825091
Barcode
00028948250912
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042
Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, Strings & Continuo, BWV 1043
Concerto in C minor for Two Harpsichords, Strings & Continuo, BWV 1060 (arr. for Violin, Oboe, Strings & Continuo)
Concerto in F minor for Harpsichord & Strings, BWV 1056 (arr. as Violin Concerto)

CD 2
Concerto No. 1 in D minor for Harpsichord, Strings and Continuo, BWV 1052 (Arr. by Salvatore Accardo as Concerto for Violin, Strings and Continuo)

Salvatore Accardo, violin/director
Margaret Batjer, violin II (BWV 1043)
Douglas Boyd, oboe (BWV 1060)
Christopher Middleton, harpsichord
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concertos for Violin, Strings & Continuo, Op. 8 Nos. 1–4 ‘The Four Seasons’

Salvatore Accardo, violin/director
I Solisti di Napoli

Recording information

Recording Producer: Erik Smith (Vivaldi)
Recording Engineers: Roger de Schot, Hans Lauterslager (Vivaldi)
Recording Locations: London, UK, July 1985 (Bach); Naples, Italy, September 1987 (Vivaldi – Live Recording at the Cremona Festival)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘This is a recording that happily bridges the divide between “middle of the road” and “authentic” and one that should please devotees of either species; it conveys, vividly but not theatrically, the spirit of the music – and without misrepresentation.’ (Vivaldi) Gramophone, December 1988

‘Philips offers superior recording’ (Bach) Fanfare, July/August 1987

‘The sound is first-rate’ (Vivaldi) Fanfare, May/June 1989