The Camerata of the 18th Century and its spiritus rector Konrad Hünteler are committed to the recovery of original sound from the forgotten and not-soforgotten musical past. This long-awaited re-release features a masterpiece and one certainly well worth all the painstaking research that went into it: Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.
Brandenburg Concertos? Never heard of them!
The six concerti grossi penned by Johann Sebastian Bach for Markgrave Ludwig of Brandenburg were known neither to Bach's sons Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann nor to his biographer J. N. Forkel. They disappeared into the music archives and had to wait a hundred years for their rediscovery. Once rediscovered, they were performed with much too much pomp and circumstance for another hundred years.
It is not without reason that the Camerata of the 18th Century is based in Amsterdam, the mecca of early music. The ensemble employs certified historical instruments only, and the result is an expressive variety and verve revealing the genius Bach in a new light for many a baroque fan: "Finely crafted, intimate, and spirited."
Out of this World
"The Camerata - a heavenly ensemble" is how Phonopress praised Hünteler's Telemann recording, a "reference recording" for FonoForum. And what more can we add - except the proof for the existence of such out-of-this-world music, exclusively on MDG.