The great Sam Perricone is honored in this single that deconstructs the 2nd and 3rd Movements of the 1st Brandenburg Concerto into a duo. I selected Sam to start this batch of recordings because he rose from difficult circumstances to succeed magnificently, just as Bach did.
Combining Multiple Movements into One
There is a further complication that occurs when, as with these two movements, I have combined them. Not as uncommon as one might think – everyone from Karl Richter and the Munich Bach Orchestra to the Classical Jazz Quartet have done it – we have combined movements in the 1st and 3rd Concertos. Thus the name Brandenburg 12-3 Perricone.
Cover art is "Still Life on a Green Table Cloth" by Charles Bird King. Public domain and obtained through Wikimedia Commons.