Lars Ulrik Mortensen, together with Concerto Copenhagen, interpret one of the best-known collections of Baroque suites as a striking example of the dictum that less is more.
Orchestral suites is not the term Bach himself used when the suites were performed in other, earlier versions. He added trumpets, drums and partly oboes much later, when the music was to appear in a larger format. Knowledge of this fact opens up the potential for completely new interpretations of this iconic work.
Concerto Copenhagen and Lars Ulrik Mortensen have worked for a long time on a more minimalist approach to the suites, which are played here with 11 musicians, with volume, pomp and circumstance being replaced by elegance, clarity and transparent lightness in the dancing pieces.