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Reviews: Bach: Double & Triple Concertos - Podger

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Reviews: 3

Site review by Castor May 19, 2013
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Review by analogue August 20, 2013 (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
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I hate to use the word formulaic when discussing this sacd release by channel Classics but its meant as a great complement
Several years ago I purchased Ms.Podgers first Bach sacd and was and am still very impressed by the beauty and recording of the music. If I could work my will I would have Channel Classics record 10 new discs and I would purchase every single one.
The reason I am forced to use the word formula is that Channel just seems to have a perfect technique for recording this type of chamber music. Its simply perfect. The sound is captured in such a way that the overall feel of Bach's concerto's really connect with the listener.

Podgers ensemble is highly talented and they create great, uplifting and inspirational music.Its obvious that they have a great rapport and connection to the style and substance of Bach. Also the recording techs at Channel, especially for this type of music are amazing. Perfect in every way. They know precisely how to use the space of the group, the hall and its reverberations and the microphone placement to get a gorgeous and naturalistic sound field. And its a pure Dsd recording that shows the true potential of the technology.

Strings, harpsichord.....its all captured perfectly and the playing in unison is as natural as can be.

I don't want to go on and on. If you are a fan of this type of music I cant stress enough that it should be in your collection. Its that good.

Nuff said.
Highly recommended and a great job by Channel Classics
Keep them coming.

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Review by JJ December 6, 2014 (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
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The English violinist Rachel Podger here offers stunning testimony of her love of Bach’s music, a kind of discographic pinnacle, if such a thing could exist. “For the second recording by Brecon Baroque, we have chosen to continue with a Bach program, this time composed of double and triple concertos with an orchestra made up for the ripieno of a single instrumentalist per part.” The result is confounding in tonal beauty, fitting breath and marvelous phrasing, in the image of that which of Bach’s sons reported: “During his youth and until old age, my father played the violin in a way that was clean and penetrating, and thus kept the orchestra more orderly than he would have from the keyboard.” On the program are thus the Concerto for Two Violins BWV 1043, the Concerto for Keyboard, Flute and Violin BWV 1044, the Concerto for Violin and Oboe BWV 1060R, and the Concerto for Three Violins BWV 1064R. Here is an SACD of the first order devoted to the Cantor from Leipzig.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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