Johann Sebastian Bach – Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 – Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:02:23 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: IX/2011, Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma. Fk 40: V/2010, St Catherine’s Church, Karjaa.
Aapo Häkkinen concludes the cycle of concertos for solo harpsichord and strings. Like in volume 1, he plays a 16’ harpsichord.
That is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner! Häkkinen, harpsichordist and director of the ensemble, convinces not only by means of this sonority, but also though his musical powers of imagination and the precision of his articulation.
The Helsinki Baroque Orchestra plays one on a part, and is obliged to the best Baroque traditions. This time the CD contains as a “solo encore,” so to speak, the Fantasia BWV 906 as well as a Concerto for harpsichord solo by Bach’s son Wilhelm Friedemann.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto III in D major, BWV 1054
1. I. [Allegro] 7:47
2. II. Adagio e sempre piano 5:22
3. III. Allegro 2:51
Concerto IV in A major, BWV 1055
4. I. Allegro moderato 4:15
5. II. Larghetto 4:56
6. III. Allegro ma non tanto 4:34
Concerto VI in F major, BWV 1057
7. I. Allegro 7:24
8. II. Andante 3:18
9. III. Allegro assai 5:22
10. Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 906 5:27
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
Concerto in G Major, Fk. 40
11. I. Allegro non troppo 4:21
12. II. Andante 3:14
13. III. Vivace 3:34
Aapo Häkkinen, Harpsichord
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra