We are pleased to announce the release of our new album:
Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052, 1054, 1055 & 1058
The Hanover Band
“JS Bach’s seven concertos for solo harpsichord & strings, BWV 1052-1058, occupy a significant place in the history of music, marking as they do the origin of the keyboard concerto genre.
Collectively, they encompass the gamut of Baroque rhetorical expression; indeed, leaving aside the six ground-breaking ‘Brandenburg’ Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, it is difficult to think of a more diverse, revolutionary and technically refined set of instrumental concertos from the Baroque period”
– ANDREW ARTHUR
Andrew Arthur plays and directs J.S. Bach’s Harpsichord Concertos with The Hanover Band’s Principal String Players: Theresa Caudle, Kelly McCusker, Dan Shilladay, Lisa Cochrane, Henrik Persson and Kate Brooke, recorded in sessions before and after the pandemic, at St Nicholas’ Church, Arundel.
Their first recording on Signum Classics, The Hanover Band presents four of these revolutionary concertos, and dedicate this release to their Founder and Artistic Director, Caroline Brown (1953-2018).
The Band’s players are amongst the finest in their field and the orchestra has built an internation- al reputation for the excellence of its performances and recordings of eighteenth and nineteenth-century music. Andrew Arthur is best-known for his work in the field of historically informed performance, he is in great demand as a conductor, keyboard soloist and continuo player, working with many of the UK’s leading period-instrument orchestras and professional choirs.
LISTEN: BBC Radio 3 – ‘In Tune’
15 July 2022 – (from 26 mins)
Sean Rafferty is joined in the studio by violinists Theresa Caudle and Kelly McCusker on release of the new recording. (Listen Again available for 28 days)
We are delighted that as well as being The Telegraph’s Classical CD of the week, the album is featured on the front page of Apple Music’s Classical Homepage – Baroque Period section. Scala Radio have also featured the Release on Penny Smith’s show ‘New Release Friday’ on 15 July 2022, and as their ‘Album of the Weekend’.
Watch this space for future details on the Second Album to complete this Concerto Cycle.
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