This page lists all recordings of Sinfonia in D minor, F. 65 'Adagio & Fugue', by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-84) on CD, DVD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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The Irish Baroque Orchestra plays Bach
Picture this: a collection of musicians lounging on the grass in the June sunshine outside the Aula Maxima in Maynooth. Within a short time everyone moves inside and soon it is clear that this is going to be a special recording: over the following three days there is laughter, moments of frustration and debate, and much great, great music. Music that is great, not just because it is being played by some of Ireland's finest musicians but because it was composed by various members of the world's most enduring musical families, the Bachs.
The Irish Baroque Orchestra is Ireland's only professional period instrument orchestra among whose members are some of the most promising young players in the international early music scene. The IBO is fortunate to be directed by London-born Monica Huggett, one of the world's leading baroque violinists who has won many awards for her recordings and her work as a pioneer of early music.
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300th Anniversary of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
First Recording of Rediscovered Cantatas
Klaus Mertens (bass), Dorothee Mields (soprano), Georg Poplutz (tenor) & Gerhild Romberger (alto)
L'Arpa Festante München & Bachchor Mainz, Ralf Otto
In 2010 the world is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, whose music – for the most disparate reasons – was for a long time shrouded in oblivion. Many of his works disappeared completely after the Second World War and it was not until 1999 that they were rediscovered in Kiev. The present world-premiere recording of four of his cantatas grants us a fascinating insight into the composer's output and invites us to join him on a musical voyage of discovery. These ambitious works, which were written for Christmas and Ascension, attest to the technical and musical virtuosity of Johann Sebastian Bach's eldest son.
Picture Format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Sound Formats DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1., DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo,
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet Notes: Songtexts in German/English/French
Running Time: 85:11
Disc Format: DVD 9
“The Mainz Bach Choir is in every sense a full participant and the instrumentalists of L'Arpa Festante acquit themselves with distinction. The soloists are evenly matched...The collective sense of commitment, even enjoyment, is palpable...On balance, this may just be the best way to get to know a fascinating composer.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2011
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W.F. Bach: Cembalo Konzerte
At the same time as we get to know Wilhelm Friedemann Bach’s compositions we can also take stock of the real personality of Johann Sebastian Bach’s eldest son. His works are still mostly unknown to the public at large and remain in the shadow of those by his brothers. It is true that his music still seems to be somewhat strange, imprisoned as it undoubtedly is by the composer’s profound inner drama. Born in 1710, Wilhelm Friedemann benefited more than any other of his brothers from the impact of his father’s personality; we may well remember the famous phrase attributed to Johann Sebastian “The son that gives me joy is the one that I love”?
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Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Concerti
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Berlin Akademie für Alte Musik - A Portrait
Bach, C P E:
Symphony in E Flat Major Wq 179: Prestissimo
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Wq 170: Andante
Bach, J S:
Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052: Allegro
Raphael Alpermann (harpsichord)
Bach, W F:
Sinfonia in D minor, F. 65 'Adagio & Fugue'
Croesus: Liebe, sag', was fängst du an?
Dorothea Roschmann (soprano)
Concerto in B major for harpsichord & strings: Allegro
Christine Schornsheim (harpsichord)
Dall'amor piu sventurato (Orfeo)
Vivica Genaux (mezzo)
Overture (Suite) TWV 55:F11 in F major for 4 horns, 2 oboes, 2 violins & b.c. 'Alster'
Ouverture 'La Bizarre': Menuets I & II
Ouverture 'La Bizarre': Rossignol
Suite in D major, TWV 55:D18 'Les Postillons': Overture & Fanfare
Berlin Akademie für Alte Musik
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