[color=darkred]Johann Sebastian Bach [/color](1685 -1750) was a prolific German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. Although he introduced no new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, a control of harmonic and motivic organisation from the smallest to the largest scales, and the adaptation of rhythms and textures from abroad, particularly Italy and France.
[color=darkred]The Violin Concerto in A minor by J. S. Bach (BWV 1041)[/color] is a concerto in 3 movements:
* Allegro moderato
* Andante — with an ostinato style theme
* Allegro assai
[color=darkred]The Violin Concerto in E major by J. S. Bach (BWV 1042)[/color] is a concerto for violin, strings and continuo in 3 movements:
2. Adagio e sempre piano
[color=darkred]The Concerto for Two Violins in D minor (BWV 1043)[/color] is perhaps one of the most famous works by J. S. Bach and considered among the best examples of the work of the late Baroque period. Bach wrote it in Leipzig sometime between 1730 and 1731, most likely for the Leipzig Collegium Musicum, of which he was the director. It also exists in an arrangement for two harpsichords, transposed into C minor (BWV 1062). In addition to the two soloists, the concerto is scored for strings and basso continuo.
The concerto is characterized by the subtle yet expressive relationship between the violins throughout the work. The musical structure of this piece uses fugal imitation and much counterpoint.The concerto comprises three movements:
2. Largo ma non tanto
*Trevor Pinnock,directed from the Harpsichord
*The English Concert
-on authentic instruments-