Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon
Lars Anders Tomter, viola
1B1 Chamber Orchestra • Jan Bjøranger, leader
Kuuskmann, Tomter and 1B1 bring you Bach
you've never heard before! Purists within the early music community; prepare to
frown! We claim that this is a natural continuance of the practice from Bach's
Bach wrote 14 concertos for harpsichord
around 1740 in Leipzig. That is; they are most known as harpsichord concertos -
in reality they are arrangements of concertos for other instruments written as
early as 1708. When working with the outstanding musicians of Collegium Musicum
Bach re-worked his old concertos into new works, of course a completely
standard procedure in those days.
Tomter and Kuuskmann continues a practice that challenges the notion of authenticity.
Professor Lars Anders Tomter is joined by the
outstanding bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann. Not only do they transcribe the solo concertos
to fit their own instruments, they also construct a whole new concerto based on
fragments and parts from other works! All in all much along the same lines
which Bach and his colleagues did.
For more information, reviews and sound clips, visit Simax Classic HERE