This 10CD-set - the second box to celebrate Sigiswald Kuijken’s 75th birthday - presents the complete recordings of concertos made by La Petite Bande and Kuijken on the Accent label.
The recordings were made between 2007 and 2016 and include important standard repertoire such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Flute Concertos, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites and Haydn’s Symphonies nos. 6-8.
"For the Classical Music Collector, Box Sets are a very welcome way to plug gaps in one’s collection, or exhaustively explore, and cheaply obtain large tranches of repertoire. This set and its companion feature the recorded output of one of the pioneers of the authentic early music movement, violinist Sigiswald Kuijken, and his group La Petite Bande. Recorded between 2006 and 2016—and therefore possessing extremely good recorded sound—this first box, The Concertos, covers a very broad range over its 10 CDs. The title is a little misleading because the box does include concertos by Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi, including the BrandenburgConcertos and theFour Seasons, but also several Haydn Symphonies and Mozart Divertimenti. In the hands of such musical and characterful performers, what does it matter? This is music-making of the highest order and well worth adding to your shelf." - Chris Dench