The Concertos / Kuijken, La Petite Bande
Excerpts from reviews of select, previously released volumes included in this set:
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
There is nothing worth noting to fault. The playing is joyous and even thrilling, and seemingly devoid of any technical strain.
Bach: The Orchestral Suites
The chamber music quality of the performances is refreshing. There are few musicians who appear more steeped in their worlds than Sigiswald Kuijken and one senses that Bach's pure instrumental vein frees his spirit like none other. A mesmerising purpose, natural balance, and transparency of sound bring these works alive with quite remarkable results.
Vivaldi: Flute Concertos
This recording has a fresh voice amongst the many discs containing these works. The approach is intelligent, well researched and musically intuitive, and rather than feeling dry and academic, as some period-instrument recordings can be, the high levels of artistry here make the concertos seem as alive and fresh as they undoubtedly were in Vivaldi’s day. Unmissable.
– MusicWeb International
Catalog Number: ACC 24352
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Joseph Haydn, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Petite Bande
Performer: Bart Coen, Barthold Kuijken, Dmitry Badiarov, Ewald Demeyere, Frank Agsteribbe, Helen MacDougall, Jean-François Madeuf, Luis Otavio Santos, Patrick Beaugiraud, Pierre-Yves Madeuf, Renée Allen, Sara Kuijken, Sigiswald Kuijken, Vinciane Baudhuin