Bach, Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Orchestra in D minor, BWV 1060

11.11.2017 | 19:00

Jürg Schaeftlein (oboe), Alice Harnoncourt (violin), Concentus Musicus Wien; conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Recorded in the library of the Ochsenhausen Abbey in Southern Germany. In spite of its popularity, Johann Sebastian Bach's Concerto for Oboe, Violin and String Orchestra in D minor BWV 1060 is actually a reconstruction, since the original version was lost. Our work was reconstructed by Max Schneider from Bach's Concerto for two harpsichords in C minor. Besides the key change, the transcription primarily involved the transposition of both right-hand harpsichord parts to the violin and oboe respectively. The original work was possibly written in Köthen or in Bach's early Leipzig years. Its virtuoso solo writing and three-movement fast-slow-fast structure reflect the influence of Antonio Vivaldi.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Alice Harnoncourt (Violine)
Juerg Schaeftlein (Oboe)
Concentus Musicus Wien
Video Director:
Klaus Lindemann
Country, year of production:
D, 1984
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