Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049 | Claudio Abbado & the Orchestra Mozart

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Claudio Abbado and the Orchestra Mozart perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049, at the Teatro Municipale Valli in Reggio Emilia, Italy (2007).

This Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 has a very special line-up: principal violin (Giuliano Carmignola), two recorders (Michala Petri and Nikolaj Tarasov) and a string orchestra. Bach described the recorders as "Fiauti d'echo", or "echo flutes", although it’s not quite clear what he meant by that. The fourth of the Brandenburg concerts is the only work that uses "echo flutes" as far as we know today. The Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 was probably written in 1720 as one of the last or even the last of the six Brandenburg Concertos.

With its swooping, driven theme, the first movement forms a lively interplay between the three groups of strings. It could be described as a prime example of what during Bach's lifetime was known as ‘concertizing’ - namely forming conversations between the various instruments. Rather than the otherwise customary adagio, the second movement has been condensed to a mere transitional section, in which the harpsichord plays two chords of a Phrygian cadence, ending on the dominant, almost as a question. This stylistically rhetorical device of the Baroque makes the beginning of the third movement, which follows immediately, all the more effective. Brimming with vitality, the allegro bursts forth from sustained transition as a boisterous rondo.
The stirring character of Bach's music is presented by Claudio Abbado and the Orchestra Mozart with such conviction that the musicians appear almost as if they are completely outside of time and space. An unparalleled concert, in which the musicians’ faces veritably glow with the joy of performing.

The Brandenburg Concertos (BWV 1046-1051) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) are a collection of six instrumental works, which Bach dedicated to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg, in 1721. They are regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era. The concerts were, however, likely composed between 1718 and 1721, for Bach’s Köthener Hofkappelle. Bach’s original title, Six Concerts with Various Instruments, describes exactly what is special about these concerts; the varied use of several instruments - with different strings, wind instruments, or solo harpsichord for the concertini.

The Orchestra Mozart was founded in 2004 to afford talented, young musicians the opportunity to play in a world-class orchestra, with world-class conductors. Claudio Abbado (1933-2014) is considered one of the greatest conductors of all time. In 2011, Classic Voice music magazine named Abbado the most important of the top 100 living conductors. He was born into a family of musicians in Milan, Italy, on June 26, 1933. Following his study of conducting, piano, and composition at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, he furthered his education at the Vienna Music Academy. In 1968, Abbado became head conductor of the Milan Scala. In the subsequent years, he could be seen on the world’s great concert stages; in Milan, London, and Chicago. Following his 1984 debut at the Vienna State Opera, he became the city’s general music director. In October of 1989, the members of the Berlin Philharmonic elected him artistic director, succeeding Herbert von Karajan. He remained in Berlin until 2002. Abbado died in Bologna on January 20, 2014, aged 80, following a long battle with cancer.

00:09 I. Allegro
07:11 II. Andante
10:54 III. Presto

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Gabriel Navarro Delage
Gabriel Navarro Delage 2 saatler önce
Me encanta. Gracias por compartir.
Robert Buado
Robert Buado 3 gün önce
Highly dynamic! ❤ the marvelously uplifting twists! 👏👏👏👏👏
capezyo 14 gün önce
Michala Petri, top. Thanks
Carmen Reyes
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Emanuel Fernández
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I’m living for this. The timbers of the instruments are so lush.
Aaron Jorge Fridman
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El conjunto de seis conciertos branderburgueses que Bach compuso fue uno de los legados de armonía que dejó para la posteridad. Mendelssohn rescató a Bach que había caído casi en el olvido 75 años después de su muerte y fue casi milagroso
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giacomo zaccone
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Absolutely fabulous!! .One of the famous of Branderburg Concertos with plusiers instruments that Bach dedicated to Mangrave of Branderburg. It seems that Mangrave did not respond with enthusiasm following the dedication of Bach.Claudio Abbado was a lovely and a magnificient conductor I loved too much
Hervorragende Flötenspieler. Ein wahrer Ohrenschmaus !!!
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Maravilloso! Tónico para el espíritu!
notaire2 Aylar önce
Wunderschöne Aufführung dieses kompakten doch perfekt komponierten Konzerts mit seidigem Ton der genialen Solovioline und milden Tönen beider unvergleichlichen Soloblockflöten sowie gut harmonisierten und perfekt entsprechenden Tönen der anderen Instrumente. Der zweite Satz klingt besonders schön und echt lyrisch. Der ebenso unverleichliche Dirigent leitet das ausgezeichnete Ensemble im gut betrachteten Tempo und mit künstlerisch kontrollierter Dynamik. Alles ist wunderbar!
Stam mis
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logicalempiricist Aylar önce
Why is a conductor needed to hold the interpretation of this basso continuo piece together?
Herrick Inman
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I have no idea why you say, "Of all the conductors in the world, Bach himself would have loved to have Claudio Abbado to conduct his work." FYI, Bach himself would have conducted it from the viola.
Andreas König
Andreas König Aylar önce
You're right. But he is not "a" conductor. Of all the conductors in the world, Bach himself would have loved to have Claudio Abbado to conduct his work. Right now they are performing together in heaven :)
marcelouz1 Aylar önce
Wonderful, the soloist absolutely BRILLANT!, the chamber orchestra can play without any conductor as was usual in the Bach's epoch, it is one of the best interpretation I've ever heard, together with 3th and 5th concerts are the best of Brandenburg concerts.Incredible sound and tempo, BRAVO!.
marcelouz1 Aylar önce
@Herrick Inman yes, I know one "s" was missing in the commentary. Regarding what you say, yes , probably it is correct. thanks
Herrick Inman
Herrick Inman Aylar önce
There are 3 soloists in this concerto, and Bach would likely have conducted this work from the viola, the harpsichord, or the principal violin (which you erroneously call "the soloist").
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The Brandenburg Concertos are some of my favorite pieces of all time. The fifth one is my favorite.
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Andrew Thorpe
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Very beautiful. Reminds of the Sir Adrian Boult which I heatd .at school on 1974.
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Compositore e direttore. Due tesori che abbiamo il dovere di custodire e far conoscere e ricordare ai posteri. Eccellenti gli esecutori.
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Beautiful performance! Thank you !
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