The six Brandenburg Concertos, described by their composer as Concertos for several instruments are widely regarded as among the finest musical compositions of the Baroque. Now considered a benchmark of Baroque music, the concertos still have the power to move people almost three centuries later. John Eliot Gardiner and his superb period-instrument chamber orchestra, the English Baroque Soloists, record their unique inetrpretation of the Brandenburg Concertos for the very first time. The booklet includes a long note by John Eliot Gardiner entitled "A conductor-less slant on the Brandenburg Concertos" and entries by each member of the English Baroque Soloists where they discuss their personal experience of recording the Brandenburg Concertos.
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