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Dunedin Consort - J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos - De Volkskrant


12 February 2014
De Volkskrant
Guido van Oorschot
4 Stars

Er lopen niet veel professoren rond die de waanzinnige klavecimbelsolo van Bachs Vijfde Brandenburgs Concert in de vingers hebben. De Brit John Butt wel. Met zijn Dunedin Consort voert hij het stuk meteen ook maar uit volgens de recentste wetenschappelijke hypothesen. Een daarvan luidt dat Bach zijn personeel aan het hof van Köthen liet musiceren op een stemtoon van 392 hertz, een volle toon lager dan de huidige 440.
De ontspannen snaren en ruimer uitgevallen blaasinstrumenten geven een warme, relaxte kijk op alle zes Brandenburgse Concerten. 'Lekker spelen' lijkt de mantra bij het Edinburghse Dunedin Consort, waarin ook het Amsterdamse viooltalent Cecilia Bernardini een plek heeft. Hoor de snaren ronken in het Zesde Brandenburgs Concert. Heerlijk, het tergende vibrato dat de traversospeelster in nummer Vijf tevoorschijn krabt met een vinger.    
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