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Herbert von Karajan, 1966: Brandenburg Concerto 1 in F major, BWV 1046 - Allegro

Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in this 1966 performance (some 245 years after the piece was composed) of the Allegro of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046. I created this video from the LP depicted above, entitled "Brandenburgilche Konzerte, Orchestersuiten 2 und 3," and issued by Deutsche Grammophon, serial number 138976/78. The black and white images of Bach and von Karajan, as well as those of the printed text, are taken from the booklet (the cover of which appears in the video above at 3:19) that is included in the boxed set.

Karl Richter, 1965: Triosonate Nr. 2 C-moll, BWV 526

Recorded in 1965 at the Jægersborg Church, Copenhagen. The six Trio sonatas were written by Bach between 1727 and 1733 as instructional works for his son Wilhelm Friedemann. I created this video from the LP depicted in the video above, Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, SLPM 138907, 1965. Program notes by Karl Schumann in German, English, and French, and specifications of the organ on slipcase.

Herbert von Karajan, 1966: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (1)

Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in this 1966 performance (some 245 years after the piece was composed) of the Allegro of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047. I created this video from the LP depicted in the video above, entitled "Brandenburgilche Konzerte, Orchestersuiten 2 und 3," and issued by Deutsche Grammophon, serial number 138976/78. The black and white images of Bach and von Karajan, as well as those of the printed text, are taken from the booklet that is included in the boxed set.

Herbert von Karajan, 1966: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (3)

Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in this 1966 performance of the third movement (Allegro assai) of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047. I created this video from the LP depicted in the video above, entitled "Brandenburgilche Konzerte, Orchestersuiten 2 und 3," and issued by Deutsche Grammophon, serial number 138976/78. The black and white images of Bach and von Karajan, as well as those of the printed text, are taken from the booklet that is included in the boxed set.

Movement 3: Allegro assai

Concerto Pour 4 Pianos En La Mineur, BWV 1065 (ERATO, 1981) - Complete

Concerto Pour 4 Pianos En La Mineur, BWV 1065 by JS Bach. Michael Dalberto, 1er piano; Anne Queffelec, 2ème piano; Pascal Devoyon, 3ème piano; Jacques Gauthier, 4ème piano. Orchestre De Chambre conducted by Jean -Francois Paillard. An Erato recording, January 1981, serial number MCE 15558.

Tapiola Children's Choir, 1977: Domine Deus -- Mass in G Major - DG, Erkki Pohjola

From the LP, "The Tapiola Children's Choir," issued by Deutsche Grammophon in 1977, serial number 2530 812. Production and recording supervision, Cord Garben; sound engineer, Klaus Hiemann. LP cover photo, Mauritz Hellstrom.

Isolde Ahlgrimm, 1953: French Suite in G major, BWV 816

Viennese harpsichordist and fortepianist Isolde Ahlgrimm (1914-1995) performs Bach's Suite in G major, BWV 816. I recorded this from a Columbia Masterworks LP (ML 4746), issued in November-December 1953. The actual date of recording can be assumed to be sometime in 1952. (You can view the Library of Congress catalog entry for this LP here: http://lccn.loc.gov/r53000721 )

Isolde Ahlgrimm, 1953: French Suite in E major, BWV 817

Viennese harpsichordist and fortepianist Isolde Ahlgrimm (1914-1995) performs Bach's Suite in E major, BWV 817. I recorded this from a Columbia Masterworks LP (ML 4746), issued in November-December 1953. The actual date of recording can be assumed to be sometime in 1952. (You can view the Library of Congress catalog entry for this LP here: http://lccn.loc.gov/r53000721 )

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