Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Brandenburg Concertos on period instruments
The record surfaces looked clean enough but nevertheless, I had to put through my regular wash process before I attempted to play them.
So here they are, on my turntable. I've played through all four sides of the two records and I must say that it was an absolutely heavenly sound. The faintest touch of the harpsichord came through clearly. There were almost no pop or crackle but I would be untruthful if I were to say that there was absolutely none. There were, but they were hardly noticeable. That's the quality of the near-mint records I bought.
Side Two: Concerto No. 2 BWV 1047 in F major, Concerto No. 3 BWV 1048 in G major
Side Two: Concerto No, 4 BWV 1049 in G major, Concerto No. 6 BWV 1051 in B flat major