John J. Puccio
, October 2017
BACH, J.S.: Brandenburg Concertos, Vol. 1 (Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Muller-Bruhl) 8.554607
BACH, J.S.: Brandenburg Concertos, Vol. 2 (Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Muller-Bruhl) 8.554608
BACH, J.S.: Orchestral Suites Nos. 1-4, BWV 1066-1069 (Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Muller-Bruhl) 8.554609
Helmut Muller-Bruhl and the Cologne Chamber Orchestra observe some of the performing practices of the past with a fluent, contemporary sound.
Bach’s six Brandenburgs are notable not only for the attractiveness of their tunes but for their variety of instrumentation and diversity of style. Muller-Bruhl’s tempos for the First Brandenburg Concerto are quick but not breathless. The piece flows nicely…
Sonically, all three Naxos discs sound pretty much alike. The sonics are clear, clean, and well balanced throughout the midrange and treble. © 2017 Classical Candor Read complete review