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Karl Richter & Münchener Bach-Orchester – Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (1961/2002) DD 24bit/192kHz

Karl Richter & Münchener Bach-Orchester – Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (1961/2002) FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 3.46GB + 5% RecoveryStudio Master, Official Digital Download, Deutsche GrammophonKarl Richter’s recordings of Bach’s orchestral and sacred music influenced an entire generation of musicians and listeners, presenting the conductor’s unique sound and style. When Richter recorded Bach’s works, he freed them from a ponderous tradition that had mired the music in romantic sounds and idiom. Richter lightened Bach’s music, and, with an orchestra of outstanding musicians, helped bring it toward the more modern interpretations that listeners have become familiar with today. This is still a bit far from the historically-informed performances that are pretty much the norm, but there is a unity and natural originality that comes through the music in these recordings. This set includes Richter’s excellent recordings of the Brandenburg concertos, the Orchestral Suites, and the Triple Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord and strings. In the Brandenburgs, Richter provides a light, airy sound for the strings, very different from what was common in the 1960s. His tempi, relatively quick, give the music vigour it had not known perhaps for some 200 years. The instruments take their rightful place here as soloists in an ensemble, and the balance among them is exemplary. Rare indeed, even today, are the conductors who manage to play the Second Concerto with such joy and brio as Richter. Each instrument – the trumpet, the flute, and the oboe – stands out perfectly in the first movement, with its brilliantly lively tempo. The contrast of the second movement, andante, is excellent, and the trumpet shines again as the third movement opens, in this delightful performance. Richter’s Orchestral Suites are much denser than the Brandenburgs, and the tempi more ‘standard’. He reads these more as symphonies than suites, but, then again, he puts his own imprimatur on the music. They sound a bit too German, and not French enough for my taste, but one cannot ignore that these performances are full of deep spirit and thought.Track List01. Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066- I. Ouverture02. Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066- II. Courante03. Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066- III. Gavotte I-II04. Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066- IV. Forlane05. Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066- V. Menuet I-II06. Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066- VI. Bourree I-II07. Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066- VII. Passepied I-II08. Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067- I. Ouverture09. Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067- II. Rondeau10. Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067- III. Sarabande11. Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067- IV. Bourree I-II12. Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067- V. Polonaise13. Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067- VI. Menuet14. Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067- VII. Badinerie15. Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068- I. Ouverture16. Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068- II. Air17. Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068- III. Gavotte I-II18. Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068- IV. Bourree19. Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068- V. Gigue20. Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069- I. Ouverture21. Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069- II. Bourree I-II22. Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069- III. Gavotte23. Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069- IV. Menuet I-II24. Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069- V. RejouissanceAurèle Nicolet – flute (Suite No.2)Münchener Bach-OrchesterKarl Richter – conductor

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Analyzed: Aurèle Nicolet, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter / Bach, J.S.: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (1-6)Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter / Bach, J.S.: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (7-19)––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––DR Peak RMS Duration Track––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––DR9 -4.91 dB -16.95 dB 9:18 08-Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: I. OuvertureDR11 -5.50 dB -20.32 dB 1:55 09-Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: II. RondeauDR9 -4.93 dB -17.54 dB 3:59 10-Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: III. SarabandeDR10 -4.96 dB -18.68 dB 3:30 12-Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: V. PolonaiseDR11 -6.52 dB -22.13 dB 1:28 13-Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: VI. MenuetDR13 -5.71 dB -22.31 dB 1:39 14-Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: VII. BadinerieDR10 -6.48 dB -20.26 dB 8:16 01-Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066: I. OuvertureDR12 -7.55 dB -23.66 dB 2:27 02-Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066: II. CouranteDR13 -10.93 dB -28.83 dB 3:23 03-Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066: III. Gavotte I/IIDR10 -8.59 dB -21.97 dB 1:58 04-Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066: IV. ForlaneDR12 -7.71 dB -26.08 dB 3:06 05-Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066: V. Menuet I/IIDR11 -11.39 dB -26.55 dB 3:35 07-Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066: VII. Passepied I/IIDR8 -2.16 dB -14.28 dB 9:08 15-Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068: I. OuvertureDR12 -8.68 dB -25.69 dB 5:45 16-Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. AirDR11 -3.64 dB -18.61 dB 4:04 17-Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068: III. Gavotte I/IIDR9 -3.49 dB -15.49 dB 3:14 19-Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068: V. GigueDR11 -4.35 dB -19.89 dB 9:51 20-Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069: I. OuvertureDR12 -6.32 dB -22.99 dB 2:00 22-Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069: III. GavotteDR12 -9.24 dB -25.47 dB 3:37 23-Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069: IV. Menuet I/II––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Number of tracks: 19Official DR value: DR11Samplerate: 192000 HzChannels: 2Bits per sample: 24Bitrate: 5175 kbpsCodec: FLAC================================================================================

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Karl Richter & Münchener Bach-Orchester – Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (1961/2002) DD 24bit/192kHz