Jordi Savall – Johann Sebastian Bach: Les Quatre Ouvertures (2012) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Jordi Savall – Johann Sebastian Bach: Les Quatre Ouvertures (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:45:14 minutes | 1,78 GB | Genre: Classical
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There’s very little to say about this recording save throwing yet more encomiums Jordi Savall’s way: as with his other Bach recordings, this is a success. The warmly dark, coppery sound for which these forces are renowned is here in its full glory; Savall’s pacing is neither frenzied nor laborious; the audio clarity is stunning. Because Savall is such a renowned gamba player who has recruited great fellow string players to his projects (note one Fabio Biondi on violin), you might overlook stellar playing elsewhere in the ensemble. But there’s no way to ignore the wind section in the opening movement in the first suite: the exquisite phrasing and pitch-perfect tones demand to be heard (and heard repeatedly, at that), and the masterful playing becomes even more delightfully apparent in the extended oboe and bassoon solo in the same suite’s Bourée.

The highly exposed, technically demanding flute line of Suite No. 2?s Badinerie seems an easy task in the hands of Marc Hantaï (whose last name links him to that family of admirable musicians—Pierre appears here as well, playing harpsichord). The seemingly effortless yet graceful power of the three trumpeters makes the first movement of the Fourth Suite an event in itself (see sound clip below). But the strings shine too; witness the ineffably tender performance of the Third Suite’s famous Air. In a crowded field of fine interpretations (Koopman, Klemperer, etc.), this 1990 recording version is the standard bearer.

Tracklist:

01 – Ouverture (Suite) III en re majeur, BWV 1068- I. (Ouverture)
02 – Ouverture (Suite) III en re majeur, BWV 1068- II. Air
03 – Ouverture (Suite) III en re majeur, BWV 1068- III. Gavotte I – Gavotte II
04 – Ouverture (Suite) III en re majeur, BWV 1068- IV. Bouree
05 – Ouverture (Suite) III en re majeur, BWV 1068- V. Gigue
06 – Ouverture (Suite) I en ut majeur, BWV 1066- I. (Ouverture)
07 – Ouverture (Suite) I en ut majeur, BWV 1066- II. Courante
08 – Ouverture (Suite) I en ut majeur, BWV 1066- III. Gavotte I alternativement – Gavotte II
09 – Ouverture (Suite) I en ut majeur, BWV 1066- IV. Forlane
10 – Ouverture (Suite) I en ut majeur, BWV 1066- V. Menuett I alternativement – Menuett II
11 – Ouverture (Suite) I en ut majeur, BWV 1066- VI. Bouree I alternativement – Bouree II
12 – Ouverture (Suite) I en ut majeur, BWV 1066- VII. Passepied I – Passepied II
13 – Ouverture (Suite) II en si mineur, BWV 1067- I. (Ouverture)
14 – Ouverture (Suite) II en si mineur, BWV 1067- II. Rondeau
15 – Ouverture (Suite) II en si mineur, BWV 1067- III. Sarabande
16 – Ouverture (Suite) II en si mineur, BWV 1067- IV. Bouree I alternativement – Bouree II
17 – Ouverture (Suite) II en si mineur, BWV 1067- V. Polonaise – Double
18 – Ouverture (Suite) II en si mineur, BWV 1067- VI. Menuett
19 – Ouverture (Suite) II en si mineur, BWV 1067- VII. Badinerie
20 – Ouverture (Suite) IV en re majeur, BWV 1069- I. (Ouverture)
21 – Ouverture (Suite) IV en re majeur, BWV 1069- II. Bouree I – Bouree II
22 – Ouverture (Suite) IV en re majeur, BWV 1069- III. Gavotte
23 – Ouverture (Suite) IV en re majeur, BWV 1069- IV. Menuett I alternativement – Menuett II
24 – Ouverture (Suite) IV en re majeur, BWV 1069- V. Rejouissance

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