JOHANN ERNST PRINZ VON SACHSEN-WEIMAR (1696-1715): 6 Violin Concertos, Op. 1, 2 Violin Concertos in G, J.S. BACH (1685-1750): 3 Concertos for Harpsichord after Johann Ernst Prinz von Sachsen-Weimar, BWV 592a, 982 & 987.
Catalogue Number: 02R013
Reference: 777 998-2
Description: These early examples in Germany of the Italian-influenced instrumental concerto probably date from 1713-14 (Bach was concertmaster in the court orchestra at the time and a close friend - as was Telemann - of the young prince) are vivid and striking in the vivacity and vigor of their fast movements and the often emotional quality of their Italianate slow movements. What if Johann Ernst hadn’t died of cancer before he even turned 19? Anne Schumann (violin), Sebastian Knebel (harpsichord), Ensemble “Fürsten-Musik”.