Johann Sebastian Bach's violin concertos were the first pieces by the composer that I became acquainted with. My classical listening tastes are mainly the 20th century modernism and its offshoots, and enjoying the Baroque period was initially difficult. Bach's violin concertos, however, proved appealing to me because of my growing up with some different styles: rock and other popular veins. The strong sense of motion in these makes for music just as catchy as any Top 40 tune.
I especially like the Concerto in D minor BWV 1043 for two violins and ensemble for its strong low-end, anchoring the music better than any other baroque work I could name. The Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041 and the Violin Concerto in E BWV 1042 are almost diametrically opposed, the one catchy and lightweight, the other dark and mysterious. One matter that surprised me, however, is how there is no relationship between the movements of each concerto except the key. Unlike the concertos of later eras, where the same thematic material is developed over the whole work, Bach's movements stand in relative isolation to each other.
This is the best performance of the violin concertos that I know of. I initially heard Suwanai's Philips disc (never released in the US as far as I know) and Kremer's old Philips disc, and while those were entertaining enough, Bach just makes more sense to me when performed in a period style. The Harmonia Mundi disc with Manze and the Berlin Academy for Ancient Music is an absolute disaster in terms of sound quality, so the wonderfully recorded performances of Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan are in my opinion the best place to hear these great concertos.
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