J. S. BACH
Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043, also known as the Double Violin Concerto, is one of Bach's greatest works, and considered among the best examples of the work of the late Baroque period. The concerto is characterised by a subtle yet expressive relationship between the violins throughout the work. In addition to the two soloists, the concerto is scored for strings and basso continuo. The musical structure of this piece uses fugal imitation and much counterpoint.
Bach wrote a total of four orchestral suites, the best-known of these being the third. It was written during the last period of his life, in Leipzig, around 1731. Suite No.3 is scored for three instrumental groups: two oboes, three trumpets, timpani and strings.
Concerto in D minor for two Violins and String Orchestra, BWV 1043
2. Largo con tanto
Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068
2. Air (Lento)
3. Gavotte I & II (Allegro)
4. Bourree (Allegro)
5. Gigue (Allegro vivace)
Peter Munn, Jeanne Petiot, violins
Hamburg Bach Orchestra
Conductors: Henri Montserrat, Robert Stehli
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