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Best of 2013 - #2 - Dunedin Consort - J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos - Herald Scotland


18 December 2013
Herald Scotland
Kate Molleson

The world hardly suffers from a dearth of Brandenburg recordings, but, as usual, John Butt and the period-instrument Dunedin Consort bring something totally new to these well-trod concertos. This is lean, spry, spirited playing. Solos are taken from within the group and there is a real sense of shared ownership from every gutsy, exuberant player. Butt's academic authority reveals some fascinating relationships and instrumental colours, and there is the added bonus of his edifying sleeve notes.
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