Bach for Breakfast: The Leisurely Way to Start Your Day

Bach for Breakfast: The Leisurely Way to Start Your Day

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by Neville Marriner
     
 

Released in 1995, Bach for Breakfast is part of an affordable line of Philips compilations designed to introduce classical music as background listening for the day's activities. At first blush, the album appears to be a routine greatest-hits collection, for many of Bach's most popular pieces are represented here. However, the program alsoSee more details below

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Released in 1995, Bach for Breakfast is part of an affordable line of Philips compilations designed to introduce classical music as background listening for the day's activities. At first blush, the album appears to be a routine greatest-hits collection, for many of Bach's most popular pieces are represented here. However, the program also includes a few movements from larger works, which, while well-known, are not over-anthologized or excessively played. Certainly, the famous "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and the Air on the G string need no introduction, and the majority of tracks will ring a bell with many casual classical listeners, including movements from the "Brandenburg Concertos" and the "Christmas Oratorio," as well as various concertos and suites. What may surprise, though, is the inclusion of arrangements, for as familiar as the music may be, the instrumentation is in many cases fresh and a welcome change from the expected. One seldom hears Bach on the harp or the panpipes, for example, yet the adaptation is well-suited to Bach, who regularly recycled his pieces for different instruments. On the whole, this is a bright and cheerful album that will give a pleasant start to the day, and the evenly balanced volume levels make it suitable for home listening.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/1995
Label:
Philips
UPC:
0028944663020
catalogNumber:
446630
Rank:
78

Tracks

  1. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Penny Bennett  -  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Penny Bennett  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Raymond Leppard  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  3. Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D minor (reconstruction), BWV 1059R: Sicilliano  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Heinz Holliger  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Iona Brown  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  4. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Bourrée 1 & 2  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Penny Bennett  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow  - Pepe Romero
  5. Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031: Siciliano  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Penny Bennett  - Maria Graf  - Irena Grafenauer  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  6. Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031: Allegro moderato  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Penny Bennett  - Maria Graf  - Irena Grafenauer  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  7. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Adagio, ma non tanto  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  8. Sonata for violin & keyboard in G minor, H. 542.5 (also attributed to J.S. Bach as BWV 1020): Allegro  - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  - Penny Bennett  - David Geringas  - Maria Graf  - Irena Grafenauer  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  9. Sonata for violin & keyboard in G minor, H. 542.5 (also attributed to J.S. Bach as BWV 1020): Adagio  - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  - Penny Bennett  - David Geringas  - Maria Graf  - Irena Grafenauer  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  10. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Sinfonia  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  11. Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Forlane  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Penny Bennett  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Raymond Leppard  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  12. Sonata for flute & keyboard in C major, BWV 1033: Andante - Presto  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Penny Bennett  - Maria Graf  - Irena Grafenauer  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  13. Sonata for flute & keyboard in C major, BWV 1033: Menuetto 1 & 2  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Penny Bennett  - Maria Graf  - Irena Grafenauer  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  14. English Suite, for keyboard No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 (BC L15): Allemande  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Penny Bennett  - Alexandre Lagoya  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow  - Ida Presti
  15. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: Andante  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Heinz Holliger  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - André Bernard  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow  - Michala Petri  - Henryk Szeryng
  16. French Suite, for keyboard No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 815 (BC L22): Gavotte en rondeau  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Penny Bennett  - Maria Graf  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  17. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052: Adagio  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Gheorghe Zamfir  - Penny Bennett  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Jose-Luis Garcia (Asensio)  - James Judd  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow
  18. Concerto for oboe d'amore, strings & continuo in A major (reconstruction), BWV 1055R: Allegro moderato  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Heinz Holliger  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Penny Bennett  - Iona Brown  - R. Peter Munves  - George Patapow

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