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BRISK plays Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach, Guus Janssen, Toek Numan

Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam

BRISK plays Bach

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Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 0608910526223
Catnr: GLO 5262
Release date: 15 January 2016
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Label
Globe
UPC
0608910526223
Catalogue number
GLO 5262
Release date
15 January 2016

""BRISK works with an impressive arsenal of recorders in Baroque stuccoes t, including a c-bass and double bass that American Friedrich von Huene built especially for the quartet .""

Luister Magazine, 01-3-2016
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About the album

Verrassende interpretaties van Bach door een succesvol blokfluitensemble

'Brisk' betekent, levendig, wakker en snel. En dat is ook precies wat BRISK Recorder Quartet Amsterdam is: een energiek, inventief en vernieuwend ensemble, dat tot de meest succesvolle Nederlandse fluitensembles hoort. In zijn diverse en gedurfde programma’s springt het ensemble met gemak van de ene eeuw naar de andere, en interpreteert het werken uit de Renaissance net zo goed als hedendaagse muziek.

Op dit album speelt BRISK muziek van Bach, zoals altijd uitgevoerd op een enorme collectie blokfluiten, die zorgt voor een caleidoscopisch klankpalet. In elke track wordt de luisteraar verrast door nieuwe klanken. Naast muziek van Bach bevat het album hedendaagse commentaren in de vorm van nieuwe inventies van Toek Numan en Guus Janssen, die speciaal voor het ensemble zijn gecomponeerd en voor het eerst zijn opgenomen. Dit is het eerste album van BRISK waarop de blokfluitvirtuoos Susanna Borsch meespeelt, die het ensemble na het vertrek van Saskia Coolen komt versterken.
BRISK ist eines der erfolgreichsten Flötenensembles der Niederlande, das mit Leichtigkeit zwischen den Epochen umher springt und Werke der Renaissance ebenso gut interpretiert wie Zeitgenössische. Hier zu hören mit Bach.

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Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam

BRISK, the ensemble’s name, is intended to convey an idea of liveliness and wakefulness. A critic once described the ensemble as providing “a coup de grâce for the recorder’s respectable image”. BRISK’s concerts exhibit variation of style and mood, virtuosity and light-heartedness in equal measure. The quartet always appear on stage with an enormous assembly of recorders. Since their founding in 1986, BRISK has given many concerts in important concert halls and festivals throughout Europe, in Bolivia, Canada and the USA. BRISK has recorded for radio and television both in the Netherlands and abroad, as well as recording over ten CDs that have been well received by both press and public. Its daring programming of early music in combination with contemporary...
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BRISK, the ensemble’s name, is intended to convey an idea of liveliness and wakefulness. A critic once described the ensemble as providing “a coup de grâce for the recorder’s respectable image”. BRISK’s concerts exhibit variation of style and mood, virtuosity and light-heartedness in equal measure. The quartet always appear on stage with an enormous assembly of recorders. Since their founding in 1986, BRISK has given many concerts in important concert halls and festivals throughout Europe, in Bolivia, Canada and the USA. BRISK has recorded for radio and television both in the Netherlands and abroad, as well as recording over ten CDs that have been well received by both press and public.

Its daring programming of early music in combination with contemporary music is designed to expand the borders of the ensemble’s repertoire. Many composers have dedicated works to the quartet. BRISK works regularly with fellow musicians as well as with artists from other related disciplines such as actors, directors, librettists and film-makers.

BRISK made its name through lively performances of early music, the search for little-known repertoire, and for the many arrangements that the ensemble has made, which suit the style and tradition of the instrument. BRISK has collaborated with Amaryllis Dieltiens, Michael Chance, Marcel Beekman, Johannette Zomer, Maarten Koningsberger, the Egidius Kwartet, the Gesualdo Consort, Bernard Winsemius, Leo van Doeselaar, Rainer Zipperling, Mike Fentross and Camerata Trajectina amongst others.

The long list of composers that have written music for the quartet includes Martijn Padding, Kate Moore, Calliope Tsoupaki, Bart Visman, Klaas de Vries, Roderik de Man and many others.

New works are presented as a comment on or as a contrast to older works in BRISK’s programmes. There is also a large quantity of new music in BRISK’s programmes for younger audiences. BRISK regularly gives concerts in collaboration with specialists in contemporary music such as pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama, composer and improviser Guus Janssen, vocalist Greetje Bijma and percussionist Ramon Lormans.

BRISK has created a number of highly successful productions for children with directors David Prins, Jetse Batelaan, Marc Krone, Gienke Deuten and actors Porgy Franssen, Bart Kiene and Hans Thissen.

The quartet possesses a great variety of instruments; its extensive contacts with recorder makers throughout the world ensure that its collection is in a state of continual development. This variety of instruments enables the ensemble to perform works from the Renaissance and the Baroque as well as the 20th and 21st centuries in their correct tuning and with the correct timbre.


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Composer(s)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.  Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.  
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.


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"BRISK works with an impressive arsenal of recorders in Baroque stuccoes t, including a c-bass and double bass that American Friedrich von Huene built especially for the quartet ."
Luister Magazine, 01-3-2016

"Through the perfect interplay the corals sound like a beautiful cabinet organ and the concerti sound like Vivaldi, Telemann, Corelli and others are played in a sparkling and vitalway"
Tijdschrift oudemuziek, 01-1-2016

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01.
Concerto in C major, BWV 595 (after Von Sachsen-Weimar)
03:19
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
02.
Chorale Prelude ‘Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland’, BWV 659
03:22
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
03.
Prelude
03:24
(Toek Numan) Brisk Recorder Quartet
04.
Chorale Prelude ‘An Wasserflu?ssen Babylon’, BWV 653
03:57
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
05.
Chorale ‘Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’, BWV 332
01:24
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
06.
Chorale Prelude ‘Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’, BWV 709
02:32
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
07.
Concerto in C minor, BWV 981 (after Marcello): I. Adagio
02:01
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
08.
Concerto in C minor, BWV 981 (after Marcello): II. Vivace
01:43
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
09.
Concerto in C minor, BWV 981 (after Marcello): III. Adagio staccato
02:30
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
10.
Concerto in C minor, BWV 981 (after Marcello): IV. Prestissimo
02:21
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
11.
Relude to C
02:54
(Guus Janssen) Brisk Recorder Quartet
12.
Fugue on a Theme by Corelli, BWV 579
04:18
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
13.
Allegro from Concerto in C minor (originally G minor), BWV 985 (after Telemann)
02:03
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
14.
Canzona in D minor, BWV 588
05:06
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
15.
Chorale Prelude ‘Jesus Christus, unser Heiland’ alio modo, BWV 666
03:32
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
16.
Caccia
02:43
(Toek Numan) Brisk Recorder Quartet
17.
Fugue on a Theme by Legrenzi, BWV 574
05:01
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Brisk Recorder Quartet
18.
Chorale Prelude ‘Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier’, BWV 731
02:54
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Brisk Recorder Quartet
19.
Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (after Vivaldi): I. Allegro - Adagio e spiccato
01:14
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
20.
Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (after Vivaldi): II. Largo e spiccato
02:37
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
21.
Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (after Vivaldi): III. Allegro
02:51
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Brisk Recorder Quartet
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