Bach: Violin Concertos

Arcangelo & Alina Ibragimova (Violin)

Bach was a fine fiddler and often directed Leipzig’s Collegium Musicum from the violin at the ensemble’s coffee house concerts. We can guess that Bach sometimes performed the A Minor and E Major concertos himself, with one of more of his sons in the orchestra. Alina Ibragimova and Arcangelo prove a match made in heaven on this recording made on the back of Ibragimova’s acclaimed performance of Bach’s unaccompanied solo violin works at the 2015 BBC Proms. 

Featured works

  • Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor BWV1041
  • Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major BWV1042
  • Bach: Violin Concerto in A Major BWV1055
  • Bach: Violin Concerto in G Minor BWV1056
  • Bach: Violin Concerto in D Minor BWV1052

Press & Praise


“Bachs Solokonzerte sind schier unerschöpflich—zumal angesichts der Vielzahl an konkurrierenden Fassungen. Eine besonders gelungene Darstellung dieser faszinierenden Werke ist Alina Ibragimova und dem Ensemble Arcangelo zu verdanken.”


“Alina Ibragimova makes a strikingly distinctive contribution, albeit subtle and restrained…she introduces minute expressive emphases and nuances into her solo line, sustaining the hypnotic motoric pulse…Jonathan Cohen’s choice of lute as well as harpsichord among the continuo forces invites another distinctive feature…the scale of the period instrument forces is ideal: orchestral violins in threes making for a warm and perfectly tuned contrast to the soloist. Outstanding.”


“The spirit is lively, the expression spontaneous, the musicianship a delight.”

Album Details

  • Released October 2015
  • Hyperion Records | CDA68068
  • Recorded August 2014


  • Alina Ibragimova (Violin)
  • Arcangelo
  • Jonathan Cohen (Direction)


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