Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079 (Musikalisches Opfer)

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Concertante of London play Bach

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Bach, J S:

Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV1059

Reconstructed by Gustav Leonhardt

Musical Offering, BWV1079

Realisation by Nicholas Jackson

Trio Sonata No. 3 in D minor, BWV527

Arr. From Organ Sonata No 3 by Nicholas Jackson


Concertante of London, Nicholas Jackson (director)

“There may be balance issues in the Concerto BWV1059, and a few rough edges in the Musical Offering, but the latter's Trio Sonata is pithily managed, while the recorded D minor Organ Trio Sonata sounds to the manner born.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2009

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Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079

Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079


Ton Koopman (harpsichord & director)

Members of the Amsterdam Baroque

The Musical Offering, BWV1079 is the only instrumental work by Bach for which we have a detailed knowledge of its origins. It owes its creation to Bach’s visit to the royal court at Potsdam which lasted two days between 7 and 8 May 1747, a landmark event in the composer’s biography. German newspapers reported the memorable encounter between King Frederick II of Prussia and the “famous Capellmeister Bach in Leipzig” just a few days later. They describe the occasion and mention that Bach found the theme given to him by the king for improvisation on the clavier to be “the epitome of excellence”, and hence wished to “put it on paper in a proper fugue, and afterwards have it engraved in copper.”

The fact that Bach specifies the instrumentation in only a few of the movements has led to a profusion of “realizations” of the work (for example, Webern’s orchestration of the six-part ricercar), most of which have little to do with the actual practice of chamber music in the 1740’s, which was restricted to quite a small number of instruments—usually violins (or instruments which could imitate the violin, such as the flute) in the treble, harpsichord and either gamba or cello on the continuo.

Ton Koopman studied harpsichord with the legendary Gustav Leonhardt, and has over a distinguished career of 40 years become one of the worlds leading experts in the field of baroque music performance.

In recent years he has directed the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in a series of critically acclaimed recordings of the complete cantatas of J. S. Bach, volume 22 of which was the recipient of a BBC Music Magazine award in 2007. In 2006 Ton Koopman was awarded the Bach Medal by the city of Leipzig in recognition of his major contribution to Bach performance and scholarship.

“Played with telling clarity and suppleness by members of Amsterdam Baroque, the canons never sound dry or academic…” BBC Music Magazine, June 2009 ****

“First, Koopman’s harpsichord dances on its own; then string quartet, flute and bass viol join in the joyfully ingenious canons and fugues on the theme suggested by Frederick the Great of Prussia. The ornamentation is never fussy, while the recording is bright — bottled sunshine, that’s what this CD is.” The Times, 25th April 2009 ****

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Bach, J S:

Musical Offering, BWV1079

Prelude & Fugue in E flat major, BWV552 'St Anne'

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Konstantin Lifschitz (piano)

For the first time complete on a modern concert grand the Musical Offering that Bach presented to King Frederick the Great of Prussia, together with three toccatas by Frescobaldi, a composer highly regarded by Bach and whose keyboard style is as genuinely pianistic as that of Chopin and Scriabin.

In 1994, Russian pianist Konstantin Lifschitz burst onto the international scene with a recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations.

The CD received a Grammy nomination and was praised as the most convincing Bach interpretation since Glenn Gould. Today, Lifschitz is celebrated for his musical sensibility and nuanced playing.

“Lifschitz makes as strong a case as any for Bach on the grand piano.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2008

“The recording itself is first-class and the extensive programme notes are a model of their kind. For Lifschitz this has clearly been a labour of love, even something of a pilgrimage: these are staggering performances which deserve the highest acclaim.” International Record Review, February 2008

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Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079

Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079

Recorded live at the Old Town Hall, Leipzig, 28 July 2000


The Kuijken Ensemble

“A peculiarity among the brothers is that they look almost entirely dissimilar. But looks aren't everything: they sounded like brothers, in that their playing had the kind of bracing empathy of ideas and feelings that characterizes all great chamber ensembles.” The New York Times

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Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079

Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079

Arranged by Igor Markevitch (1912-1983)


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Bach, J S: The Art of Fugue, BWV1080, etc.

Bach, J S:

The Art of Fugue, BWV1080

Musical Offering, BWV1079


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Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079

Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079


Peter-Lukas Graf (flute) H.H. Schneeberger & Ilse Mathieu (violins) Walter Kägi (viola) Rolf Looser (cello) Jörg Ewald Dähler, Christine Daxelhofer & Ernst Gerber (harpsichords)

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JS Bach: A Musical Offering

JS Bach: A Musical Offering


Bach, J S:

Musical Offering, BWV1079

Flute Sonata No. 6 in E major, BWV1035

Goldberg Canons, BWV1087


Christopher Krueger (baroque flute)

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Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079

Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079


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Bach, J S: Musical Offering, BWV1079, etc.

Bach, J S:

Musical Offering, BWV1079

Canons BWV1072-1078

Goldberg Canons, BWV1087

Canon concordia discors, BWV1086


Gottfried von der Goltz (violin), Karl Kaiser (flute), Ekkehard Weber (viola da gamba), Michael Behringer (fortepiano)

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