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BACK BEDROOM BAROQUE

Written by: Liam Wilkinson | Biography
 This is not a recording, circa 1998
of the Cologne Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Helmut Muller-Bruhl
but the orchestra themselves,
huddled in the back bedroom
for a private performance of Bach’s
Orchestral Suite No.
2 in B Minor.
The Flautist can hardly raise his elbow above the Harpsichordist’s shoulders, crammed as they are between several Violinists and an antique dresser.
And Heir Muller-Bruhl, perched on the unpacked box of saucepans, knows that the risk of falling into the clumsy cluster of musicians is what lends this piece it’s unique blend of fury and exhilaration.



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