Dunedin Consort - Bach: Orchestral Suites - Fanfare [JA]

Bach’s iconic four orchestral suites have dozens of recordings, and it would be a fool’s mission to proclaim any one rendition superior to all others. But some versions do deserve recognition as occupying a pinnacle of excellence, and among those is the recent Linn release with John Butt and the Dunedin Consort. Are you one of those people who thinks that all HIP and OPPP recordings necessarily sound raw, scratchy, and underfed? Try auditioning this disc and prepare to be disabused of that notion. But above all it is the heartfelt interpretations that carry the day here, rendered with exquisite elegance as well.

02 October 2023