Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Faust, Tamestit, Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Johann Sebastian Bach and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin go back a long way together. This recording, made with the welcome participation of Isabelle Faust and Antoine Tamestit, follows the complete violin concertos (2019), which left a lasting impression. Ever since a memorable first recording in the late 1990s, the Berlin musicians have returned regularly to the inexhaustible source of the Brandenburgs. They have achieved a sovereign mastery of what is not a single work, but six. In their hands, they become successive episodes of a piece of musical theater in love with dance, transparent sound and freedom.
Faust plays in the Third and Fourth Concertos, where the first violin has a leading role. They benefit from not just a virtuoso’s turn of speed, but also her ability to find colour and expression in each passing phrase.The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin performances always feel spontaneous... a model of lively and unexaggerated Bach playing.
– Financial Times
Catalog Number: HMF902686.2
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Number of Discs: 2