An expert on the music and era of Bach, conductor Matthew Halls is also a lauded harpsichordist. He displays virtuosic keyboard mastery on Bach’s joyous Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, crowned by the first movement’s ravishing cadenza. The performance is balanced by Orchestral Suite No. 4, and includes strikingly original works from two of Bach’s leading French Baroque contemporaries.
MATTHEW HALLS, conductor and harpsichord
RAMEAU: Suite from Pigmalion
REBEL: Les Élémens (The Elements)
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 4