J S Bach & Telemann - Concertos for Viola & Bassoon | Simax PSC1326

J S Bach & Telemann - Concertos for Viola & Bassoon

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Label: Simax

Cat No: PSC1326

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 5th November 2012

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Acclaimed Norwegian viola player Lars Anders Tomter is joined by bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann in their own ground-breaking arrangements of concertos by J S Bach. The disc also includes two concertos by Georg Philipp Telemann.

J S Bach wrote 14 concertos for harpsichord around 1740 in Leipzig. Although known today as works for keyboard soloists, in reality they are almost certainly arrangements of concertos for other instruments written as early as 1708. Continuing his pioneering work with the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet in versions for viola (PSC1290), Lars Anders Tomter is joined by bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann in three concertos arranged from BWV169, 49 and 1053; 1059; and 1060. In addition to transcribing the solo concertos to fit their own instruments, they have also constructed a whole new piece based on fragments of other works.

The chamber orchestra 1B1 is a string ensemble which was founded on the occasion of Stavanger's year as European Cultural Capital in 2008. It brings together musicians from the University of Stavanger and members of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. The group’s founder, leader and artistic director is the violinist Jan Bjøranger. In its short existence 1B1 has already collaborated with some of the most important composers of our time, including Arvo Pärt and Steve Reich.

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