Although Bach clearly felt at home composing for the recorder, featuring it in major works including the Brandenburg Concertos and several cantatas, he never composed a concerto for solo recorder – in fact, he only wrote original solo concertos for harpsichord and violin. However, an examination of Bach’s compositional practices reveals that it was customary during his era to adapt or reuse musical material in new compositions. Taking this into consideration, the creators of this recording have drawn on a range of sources to answer the question of how a solo recorder concerto by Bach might have sounded.
Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV731 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier'
Bach, J S: Oboe Concerto in D minor, BWV1059
Bach, J S: Oboe Concerto in F major, BWV1053
Bach, J S: Oboe d'amore Concerto in A major, BWV1055