Dunedin Consort - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos - Daily Mail

Yet another disc of Bach's inexhaustible violin concertos appears, this time using period instruments.

John Butt and his Edinburgh-based Dunedin Consort seem to delight in challenging the supremacy of the London groups, and this time they have two secret weapons.

Their leader, the Dutch-Italiian violinist Cecilia Bernardini, teams up with her father, the oboist Alfredo Bernardini, in a sprightly account of the Concerto for violin and oboe.

The rest of the programme brings the usual three Concertos, the solo ones in E major and A minor and the Double Concerto in D minor, with Huw Daniel as violin co-soloist.

Tempi in the Double Concerto are just a tad too fast for my personal taste, but there is a splendid encore with Alfredo Bernardini playing in the Sinfonia from Cantata No. 21. 

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