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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
There are many Baroque samplers out there, but none so beautifully recorded as this. Originally released in the 1980s to the great delight of American audiophiles, these two discs have now been remastered using HDCD technology and are being offered as a bargain-priced "twofer." The first CD features the Canadian ensemble Tafelmusik in Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air on the G String, selections from Handel's Water Music, and other popular pieces by Purcell, Telemann, and Vivaldi. A delightful mix of solo, chamber, and orchestral music by Bach and Vivaldi performed by the Helicon Ensemble comprises the second disc. The interpretations are stylish and the recording ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
There are many Baroque samplers out there, but none so beautifully recorded as this. Originally released in the 1980s to the great delight of American audiophiles, these two discs have now been remastered using HDCD technology and are being offered as a bargain-priced "twofer." The first CD features the Canadian ensemble Tafelmusik in Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air on the G String, selections from Handel's Water Music, and other popular pieces by Purcell, Telemann, and Vivaldi. A delightful mix of solo, chamber, and orchestral music by Bach and Vivaldi performed by the Helicon Ensemble comprises the second disc. The interpretations are stylish and the recording is simply glorious: detailed, airy, and warm.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2001
  • Label: Reference Recordings
  • UPC: 030911210120
  • Catalog Number: 2101
  • Sales rank: 117,958

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - George Frideric Handel & Marcia Gordon Martin (3:20)
  2. 2–3 Canon and Gigue for 3 violins & continuo in D major - Johann Pachelbel & Marcia Gordon Martin (5:41)
  3. 3 Water Music Suite, No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Overture - George Frideric Handel & Marcia Gordon Martin (3:19)
  4. 4 Water Music Suite, No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Adagio - George Frideric Handel & Marcia Gordon Martin (1:53)
  5. 5 Water Music Suite, No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Air - George Frideric Handel & Marcia Gordon Martin (2:34)
  6. 6 Water Music Suite, No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Bourée - George Frideric Handel & Marcia Gordon Martin (1:01)
  7. 7 Water Music Suite, No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Hornpipe - George Frideric Handel & Marcia Gordon Martin (1:26)
  8. 8 Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air - Johann Sebastian Bach & Marcia Gordon Martin (4:20)
  9. 9 Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Rondo - Henry Purcell & Marcia Gordon Martin (1:30)
  10. 10 Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Air - Henry Purcell & Marcia Gordon Martin (1:54)
  11. 11 Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Air - Henry Purcell & Marcia Gordon Martin (1:14)
  12. 12 Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Hornpipe - Henry Purcell & Marcia Gordon Martin (0:33)
  13. 13 Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Air - Henry Purcell & Marcia Gordon Martin (0:50)
  14. 14 Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Jig - Henry Purcell & Marcia Gordon Martin (1:06)
  15. 15 Flute Concerto ("La Notte"), for flute, strings & continuo in G minor, Op. 10/2, RV 439 - Antonio Vivaldi & Marcia Gordon Martin (8:35)
  16. 16 Overture for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in B flat major (Tafelmusik, Book 3, No. 1), TWV 55:B1: Bergerie - Georg Philipp Telemann & Marcia Gordon Martin (3:04)
  17. 17 Overture for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in B flat major (Tafelmusik, Book 3, No. 1), TWV 55:B1: Postillion - Georg Philipp Telemann & Marcia Gordon Martin (2:20)
  18. 18 Overture for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in B flat major (Tafelmusik, Book 3, No. 1), TWV 55:B1: Badinage - Georg Philipp Telemann & Marcia Gordon Martin (2:31)
Disc 2
  1. 1–3 Sinfonia, for strings & continuo in C major, RV 116 - Antonio Vivaldi & Helicon Ensemble (5:57)
  2. 4–8 Trio Sonata, for 2 violins & continuo in G minor, Op. 1/1, RV 73 - Antonio Vivaldi & Helicon Ensemble (6:36)
  3. 9–11 Double Violin Concerto, for 2 violins, strings & continuo in E-flat major, RV 515 - Antonio Vivaldi & Helicon Ensemble (11:58)
  4. 10 Well tempered clavier book 1, No. 1 in C major, BWV 846: Prelude - Johann Sebastian Bach & Albert Fuller (2:30)
  5. 13–16 Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in C major - Johann Gottlieb Goldberg & Helicon Ensemble (13:46)
  6. 17–19 Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Helicon Ensemble (19:08)
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