Bach - Brandenburg Concerti, BWV 1046-1051
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KHCD-2011-009-2CDFL - J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerti BWV 1046-1051 - The Ars Rediviva Ensemble/Milan Munclinger - This recording, from a Crossroads/Supraphon 2 LP set of 1965, features the Ars Rediviva Ensemble of Prague. The Ensemble was originally formed in 1951 by Milan Munclinger (a flutist and conducting student of the great Vaclav Talich) during a revival of Baroque music in Czechoslovakia. The performances display well-chosen tempi, and discreetly miked balances with occasional subtle highlighting of solos. The LPs were in good condition and required little in cleanup; a slight damping of treble was required to eliminate some harshness in several of the concerti. The result is a very satisfying collection, with admirable performances and a fine recording from the well-respected Supraphon label in a licensing collaboration with Epic/Columbia. Cover, tray, and disc art are included in the download.