The idea for this programme of Concerti Bizarri, has been floating around in my head for a few years now. I like the idea because it gives Irish Baroque Orchestra the opportunity to use many of its orchestral players as soloists. IBO is crammed full of wonderful musicians, and they can fully inhabit the role of soloist in every way, technically, musically and charismatically. IBO really has some of the greatest players around today! This CD shows off the solo skills of IBO players, as well as revealing some unknown jewels of 18th century concerto writing. – Monica Huggett, Artistic Director
IRISH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA PLAYS BACH
Irish Baroque Orchestra | Monica Huggett
In this recording the Irish Baroque Orchestra, led by Monica Huggett, performs some of the most popular works by Johann Sebastian Bach, including Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G & Concerto for Two Violins in D minor. Additional works include those by extended Bach family members: cousin Johann Bernhard Bach (Suite No. 1 in G minor) and elder son Wihelm Friedman Bach (whose Adagio and Fugue in D minor presents us with a rare and moving piece). An unforgettable recording.