Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Alina Ibragimova and Alexei Ogrinchuk – Bach double concerto

Thanks to Boom for this one. It's getting to the point where anyone who comes across a good recording of Ibragimova sends it to me. Boom refers to my 'growing audio shrine of lovely Alina's concert performances'. 

Well, I cannot deny it. It's always a pleasure to hear her play. And this recording is exactly the music for this, the first day of Irish Spring. (Spring starts on the first of February in Ireland. Everyone else has to wait.)

It's a fresh, sparkling performance of the reconstructed Bach double concerto for violin and oboe BWV 1060R. Equal honour to the two soloists, Ibragimova and Ogrinchuk. Indeed, it's wonderful to hear two musicians so well matched in their vision of the music. They are backed by alert, responsive music-making from the Konzerthaus-Hammerorchester Berlin. The whole thing, then, is a delight.

So say Thank you, Boom and download!

Alina Ibragimova, violin
Alexei Ogrinchuk, oboe
Konzerthaus-Kammerorchester Berlin
George Techichinadze
January 21, 2012
Muziekgebouw Frit Philips

256 kbs mp3 (no re-encoding)


  1. >> Konzerthaus-Hammerorchester Berlin <<

    Wow! They play on HAMMERS!?


  2. Thanks, Ronan and Boom!

    Note: Anyone who's confused might want to relabel the third track "III. Allegro" and bewilderment will vanish.