Bach - Concerto for 3 & 4

Bach's Concerto for Four Harpsichords and String Orchestra in A minor is an adaptation from around 1730-1733 of Vivaldi's B minor Concerto for Four Violins and String Orchestra in B minor, No. 10/3. Bach had gotten to know Vivaldi's Op. 3 while an organist at Weimar, where he transcribed ten of them for solo harpsichord and six of them for organ. This later adaptation is far more ambitious. In it, Bach has both tightened and expanded Vivaldi's counterpoint, enriched his harmonies with lusher harmonies, and expanded the ... more

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RecordingBach - Concerto for 3 Harpsichords and Orchestra in C - I. Allegro
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RecordingBach - Concerto for 3 Harpsichords and Orchestra in C - II. Adagio
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RecordingBach - Concerto for 3 Harpsichords and Orchestra in C - III. Allegro
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RecordingVivaldi Bach - Concerto for 4 Harpsichords and Orchestra in A Minor - I. Allegro
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RecordingVivaldi Bach - Concerto for 4 Harpsichords and Orchestra in A Minor - II. Largo
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RecordingVivaldi Bach - Concerto for 4 Harpsichords and Orchestra in A Minor - III. Allegro
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