Bach - Organ Trio Sonatas (2012)

Bach

Florilegium

The six Trio Sonatas for organ by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) “are written in such galantstyle that they still sound very good, and never grow old, but on the contrary will outliveall revolutions of fashion in music.” Attributed to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, this quote from A Comparison in 1788 of his father’s and Handel’s music continues to resonate with us today.Arrangements of these splendid works abound, and provide an opportunity to extract these jewelsfor the purpose of performing more of Bach’s music with chamber ensemble forces.The genre of the trio sonata was one of the most popular in the baroque era, yet Bach and evenHandel yielded very few works of this type during their careers. Although the terminology Sonata atre, Sonate en trio or Sonata of 3 Parts would suggest a total of three voices, the title in fact refers to thenumber of parts in the composition.

Read more

Florilegium

Regular performances in some of the world’s most prestigious venues have confirmed Florilegium’s status as one of Britain’s most outstanding period instrument ensembles. Since their formation in 1991 they have established a reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations, from intimate chamber works to large-scale orchestral and choral repertoire.

Concert venues include Sydney Opera House, Esplanade (Singapore), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam),Konzerthaus (Vienna), Beethoven-Haus (Bonn), Handel-Haus (Halle) and Frick Collection (New York). The numerous residencies Florilegium have held over the years include being the first period instrument Ensemble-in-Residence at London’s Wigmore Hall. This Residency was for three seasons and involved the group performing several series of concerts each year and becoming actively involved in the Hall’s education work. Since September 2008 they have been Ensemble in Association at the Royal College of Music in London, where they are responsible for coaching 18th century baroque chamber music. Their over twenty recordings for Channel Classics have been awarded many prizes including a Gramophone Award nomination, Editor’s Choice from Gramophone, Diapasons d’Or and Chocs de la Musique. Florilegium’s cd of Telemann’s Paris Quartets Vol 2 received the Classical Internet Award from Classicstoday.com. The Bach Cantatas disc with Johannette Zomer was awarded a 2008 Edison Award, Dutch music’s most prestigious prize. The second volume of Baroque Music from Bolivian Missions was nominated for a 2008 bbc Music Magazine award, and bbc Music Magazine selected volume 3 as Disc of the Month for April 2010. A disc of music by Pergolesi was released in May 2010 and was bbc Music Magazine’s cd choice in the vocal category in July 2010. Future recordings include Florilegium’s arrangements of Bach’s Organ Trio Sonatas, and a recording of Couperin’s Les Nations.

Read more

Bach - Organ Trio Sonatas (2012)

Bach

Florilegium

    Audiophile Audition

Florilegium plays with abandon and enthusiasm, just as I have come to expect based on their other albums, each of which is a jewel. Channel channels great surround sound to this band, making the aural experience a pure pleasure in and of itself. Good stuff here.

Audiophile Audition

    Diapason

Il faut alors des virtuoses aguerris pour endosser leurs lignes sineuses, et des chambristes soudés pour mettre en lumière, en relief, en danses leurs enchevêtrements serrés. (...) On comprend vite que Florilegium excelle (...)

    Nederlands Dagblad

Florilegium maakte een mooie cd, waarop enthousiast wordt gemusicieerd (...) er wordt prachtig gespeeld.

    Klassik.com

Dieser feine Bearbeitung entspricht die ebenso feinsinnige Interpretation durch das englische Ensemble Florilegium sehr deutlich. (...) das Ensemble liefert mit seiner gelungenen Bearbeitung ein überzeugendes Plädoyer für die kreative Aneignung älterer Musik auch durch Künstler der Gegenwart.

    International Record Review

The standard of playing throughtout the disc is uniformly excellent. (...) any release of this superb ensemble is worthy of notice and this disc, though provocative and contentious in some ways, is no exception. (...) the arrangements and performances have evidently been carefully thought out and the quality of execution makes this disc highly recommendable.

    The Sunday Times

Indeed it is a measure of Florilegium’s success that anyone who does not know the organ originals would hardly guess that these trios were not conceived for flute, strings and lute or harpsichord continuo. (...) This entrancing disc is a team effort, unreservedly recommended. - CD OF THE WEEK

    Classics Today

Florilegium has gone for maximum color and contrast in arranging each sonata for different forces. (...) The playing is consistently fine, especially by violinist Rodolfo Richter (...) The gorgeous SACD sonics capture the ensemble’s timbral variety perfectly, and many listeners will welcome the opportunity to hear some of Bach’s best instrumental music in these new, impressively idiomatic arrangements.

    Fanfare

these are some of the most captivating performances of Bach I have ever encountered ... every fast movement dances with elegance and vitality; every slow movement is infused with lyricism and a sweet, soulful gravity ... Splurge here, and you won't regret it!

Bach - Organ Trio Sonatas (2012)

Bach

Florilegium

Cables: van den Hul
Digital Converters: Grimm A/D DSD / Meitner DA
Mastering Engineer: Jared Sacks
Mastering Equipment: B&W 803 diamond series
Microphones: Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mixing Board: Rens Heijnis custom design
Producer: Ashley Solomon, Jared Sacks
Recording Engineer: Jared Sacks
Recording location: London England 2008
Recording Software: Pyramix bij Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64
Speakers: Audiolab, Holland

Quality & Channel Selection
Select Quality and Channels to calculate the price below More info

Quality

  • DXD
  • 64fs
  • 128fs
  • 256fs

Channels

This album is available as ST+MCH download (Stereo + Multichannel)
For albums, lower DSD bit rates (128 and/or 64) are available at no surcharge. This does not apply for DXD selection.
Album Download duration price
27012: Bach - Organ Trio Sonatas
01:44:17   Select quality & channels above
Tracks.
1.
Trio Sonata in G major bwv 525 - Allegro moderato
Bach
00:07:40   Select quality & channels above
2.
Trio Sonata in G major bwv 525 - Adagio
Bach
00:05:16   Select quality & channels above
3.
Trio Sonata in G major bwv 525 - Allegro
Bach
00:04:19   Select quality & channels above
4.
Trio Sonata in G major bwv 530 - Vivace
Bach
00:03:36   Select quality & channels above
5.
Trio Sonata in G major bwv 530 - Lento
Bach
00:01:12   Select quality & channels above
6.
Trio Sonata in G major bwv 530 - Allegro
Bach
00:14:09   Select quality & channels above
7.
Trio Sonata in D major bwv 529 - Allegro
Bach
00:05:16   Select quality & channels above
8.
Trio Sonata in D major bwv 529 - Largo
Bach
00:04:19   Select quality & channels above
9.
Trio Sonata in D major bwv 529 - Allegro
Bach
00:01:55   Select quality & channels above
10.
Trio Sonata in E minor bwv 528 - Adagio - Vivace
Bach
00:06:14   Select quality & channels above
11.
Trio Sonata in E minor bwv 528 - Andante
Bach
00:07:40   Select quality & channels above
12.
Trio Sonata in E minor bwv 528 - Poco Allegro
Bach
00:07:26   Select quality & channels above
13.
Trio Sonata in G minor bwv 527 - Andante
Bach
00:08:24   Select quality & channels above
14.
Trio Sonata in G minor bwv 527 - Adagio e dolce
Bach
00:03:50   Select quality & channels above
15.
Trio Sonata in G minor bwv 527 - Vivace
Bach
00:13:26   Select quality & channels above
16.
Trio Sonata in E minor bwv 526 - Vivace
Bach
00:01:55   Select quality & channels above
17.
Trio Sonata in E minor bwv 526 - Largo
Bach
00:02:38   Select quality & channels above
18.
Trio Sonata in E minor bwv 526 - Allegro
Bach
00:05:02   Select quality & channels above

User Reviews

Other albums from this label