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Reviews: Georg Philipp Telemann: Darmstadt Overtures/Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Harpsichord /Johann Sebastian Bach: The Brandenburg Concerti, s. 1046-1051

The MHS Review 393 Vol. 11 No. 15, 1987

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Charles Shere, The Tribune Calendar (July 5, 1987)


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The ... Musical Heritage Society per­forms especially well in issuing these compact discs of significant baroque music in spirited, authentic perfor­mances. Telemann's Overtures in seven to nine movements each are graceful, entertaining, imaginative pieces all too rarely heard, and Har­noncourt invests them with eventful, lyrical, colorful detail. Bach's harp­sichord concerti are less engaging, their now brittle, now affecting con­tent approached a bit too matter-of­factly, but his beloved Brandenburgs

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