About the album
Here is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed first volume of Bach’s Harpsichord Concertos by Fabio Bonizzoni and his group La Risonanza.
This second volume includes a more varied range of works as it starts with the most famous Brandenburg Fifth, which is the first ever harpsichord concert. After the BWV 1054, we have the rather rare BWV 1057,which is the harpsichord version of the Brandenburg Fourth. To end Bonizzoni’s survey of all Bach’s harpsichord concertos, we find the famous and beloved Triple concerto, with violin and flute.
Some critics’ quotation on first volume.
For a single CD of these four keyboard concertos, there’s no preferable recording available. - Musicweb
Harpsichordist Fabio Bonizzoni does a credible job in integrating the concertos so that they appear not as a soloist versus the ensemble, but rather as an integral part. – Fanfare
Bonizzoni achieves the difficult task of combining subtle artifice and interpretative joie de vivre with a manner that appears natural and uncomplicated […] enticing for its musical strengths. – Gramophone
11Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050 I. Allegro
12Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050 II. Adagio
13Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050 III. Allegro
14Harpsichord Concerto No. 6, in F Major, BWV 1057 I.
15Harpsichord Concerto No. 6, in F Major, BWV 1057 II. Andante
16Harpsichord Concerto No. 6, in F Major, BWV 1057 III. Allegro assai
17Harpsichord Concerto no. 3, in D major, BWV 1054 I.
18Harpsichord Concerto no. 3, in D major, BWV 1054 II. Adagio e piano sempre
19Harpsichord Concerto no. 3, in D major, BWV 1054 III. Allegro
110Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A Minor, BWV 1044 I. Allegro
111Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A Minor, BWV 1044 II. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce
112Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A Minor, BWV 1044 III. Alla breve