Leipzig Gewandhaus Bach Orchestra

Gerhard Bosse

Camden Theatre, London

Recording: October 1966


“The Mozart and Haydn works are […] both for the most part enjoyably stylish with impressively sonorous, unanimous string playing in the former and many fine solo contributions in the latter.”
Boyd Pomeroy, Fanfare 33:5, May/June 2010

American Record Guide

“The orchestra is a fine one, but its style, particularly in Bach, reflects older ideals … On the other hand, their style, which brings out a cantilena quality […], reveals dimensions of his harmony and phrasing that period groups regularly overlook.”

“Bosse is a fine soloist in the concerto”

“The sound is good for a concert recording of the period”
Paul Althouse, American Record Guide , July/August 2010

MusicWeb International

“Bosse is the soloist and director and he’s an accomplished practitioner in both arts.”

“It’s a performance of considerable merit.”

“The recording is very decent, capturing Bosse’s tone with fidelity.”
Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International, September 2011

International Record Review

“…a performance of sturdy conviction that is characteristic of Bach playing at the time. There are solid musical virtues here that will appeal to anyone who yearns to relive this kind of approach to Bach.”

“Mozart’s Divertimento in D, K205 is done with poise, as is Haydn’s Symphony, ‘Le Matin’ – perhaps my favourite performance on this disc.”
Nigel Simeone, International Record Review, June 2012

Track listingTime
Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite no 1 in C major, BWV 106618' 59"
1  I Ouverture6' 34"
2 II Courante1' 27"
3III Gavotte I alternativement – Gavotte II2' 09"
4 IV Forlane1' 48"
5  V Menuet I alternativement – Menuet II*2' 11"
6 VI Bourrée I alternativement – Bourrée II1' 56"
7VII Passepied I alternativement – Passepied II2' 54"
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 104217' 30"
8  I Allegro8' 05"
9 II Adagio6' 30"
10III Allegro assai2' 55"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K20515' 54"
11  I Largo – II Allegro3' 27"
12III Menuetto3' 08"
13 IV Adagio3' 07"
14  V Menuetto2' 53"
15 VI Finale: Presto3' 19"
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 6 in D major, Hob 1:6 (Le Matin)17' 07"
16  I Adagio – Allegro4' 02"
17 II Adagio – Andante – Adagio5' 50"
18III Menuetto & Trio4' 05"
19 IV Finale: Allegro3' 10"
Encore: Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 10684' 12"
20 II Air4' 12"
Total time:73' 44"

*Sample extract (control with the Sound Sample tab at the top of the page)

†This track may be heard on the Sampler CD