Best Bach 100

Best Bach 100

     
 
Bach 100 Best is a broad survey of the music of J.S. Bach, drawn from the master's choral works, concertos, keyboard pieces, and other compositions that are regarded as his greatest music. Bearing in mind that these selections date from the late decades of the 20th century, there is some reason to be concerned over the age of the recordings and the slight

Overview

Bach 100 Best is a broad survey of the music of J.S. Bach, drawn from the master's choral works, concertos, keyboard pieces, and other compositions that are regarded as his greatest music. Bearing in mind that these selections date from the late decades of the 20th century, there is some reason to be concerned over the age of the recordings and the slight variability of sound quality, which is inevitable in a six-disc collection. However, the preponderance of historically informed performances by leaders in the field of early music and the extremely high quality of the playing make other considerations small. The list of works sampled here include the "Mass in B minor," the cantatas, the "St. John Passion," the "St. Matthew Passion," the "Brandenburg Concertos," the violin concertos, the orchestral suites, the "Goldberg Variations," the cello suites, and other pieces that have long been the most popular of Bach's oeuvre. EMI's roster of artists includes Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Gustav Leonhardt, Fabio Biondi, Monica Huggett, Christian Tetzlaff, Lionel Rogg, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Andrew Parrott, Jonathan Rees, Ralph Kirshbaum, Bob van Asperen, and several other distinguished performers, so this is a fine introduction to both Bach's music and the excellent musicians represented here.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2007
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
0094638376521
catalogNumber:
83765

Tracks

  1. Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Chorus. Gloria in excelsis Deo
  2. Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Aria. Laudamus te
  3. Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Chorus. Et incarnatus est
  4. Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Aria. Agnus Dei
  5. Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Chorus. Osanna in excelsis
  6. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Chorale. Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of m
  7. Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51 (BC A134): Aria. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
  8. Cantata No. 82, "Ich habe genug," BWV 82 (BC A169): Aria. Ich habe genug
  9. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Chorus. Magnificat anima mea
  10. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Aria. Deposuit potentes
  11. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Chorale. Wie soll ich dich empfangen (Cantata for
  12. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Aria. Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen (Cantata
  13. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Chorale. Ach, großer König
  14. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Aria. Es ist vollbracht
  15. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Chorus. Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine
  16. Cantata No. 78, "Jesu, der du meine Seele," BWV 78 (BC A130): Duetto. Wir eilen mit Schwachen
  17. Cantata No. 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit," ("Actus Tragicus"), BWV 106 (BC B18): Sonatina: Molto adagio
  18. Cantata No. 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit," ("Actus Tragicus"), BWV 106 (BC B18): Chorus. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit
  19. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), BWV 244 (BC D3b): Aria. Erbarme dich, mein Gott
  20. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), BWV 244 (BC D3b): Chorale. O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
  21. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), BWV 244 (BC D3b): Aria. Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen
  22. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), BWV 244 (BC D3b): Chorus. Wir setzen uns mit Tränen
  23. Easter Oratorio (Oster-Oratorium: "Kommt, eilet und laufet"), BWV 249 (BC D8): Chorus. Kommt, eilet und laufet
  24. Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3): Aria. Schafe können sicher weiden
  25. Cantata No. 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166): Chorus. Wachet auf
  26. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), chorale prelude for organ (Achtzehn Choräle No. 8), BWV 659 (BC K82)
  27. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)
  28. Concerto for solo organ No. 2 in A minor (after Vivaldi Op. 3/8, RV 522), BWV 593 (BC J86)
  29. Passacaglia and Fugue, for organ in C minor, BWV 582 (BC J79)
  30. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Ouverture
  31. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
  32. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Gavotte
  33. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043
  34. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 1. Rondeau / 2. Sarabande / 3. Bourrées 1 & 2
  35. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 4. Polonaise / 5. Menuet / 6. Badinerie
  36. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
  37. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
  38. The Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer), for keyboard and chamber instruments, BWV 1079: Ricercare a 6
  39. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
  40. Concerto for oboe & violin (or 2 violins), strings & continuo in D minor (reconstruction), BWV 1060R
  41. Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor (after Vivaldi, RV 580), BWV 1065
  42. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
  43. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
  44. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
  45. Partita for solo flute in A minor, BWV 1013: Allemande
  46. Sonata for viola da gamba & keyboard No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029
  47. Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major (Clavier-Übung II/1), BWV 971 (BC L7)
  48. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5. Ciaccona
  49. Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1. Prélude
  50. Suite for solo cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: 4. Bourrées 1 & 2
  51. Suite for solo cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: 6. Gigue
  52. Suite for lute in E minor, BWV 996 (BC L166): 4. Sarabande
  53. Suite for lute in E minor, BWV 996 (BC L166): 5. Bourrée
  54. Suite for lute in E minor, BWV 996 (BC L166): 6. Gigue
  55. Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1)
  56. Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1. Preludio
  57. Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 2. Gavotte en rondeaux / 3. Menuets 1 & 2 / 4. Bou
  58. Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 3 in C sharp major (WTC I/3), BWV 848 (BC L82)
  59. Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 14 in F sharp minor (WTC II/14), BWV 883 (BC L117)
  60. Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, for keyboard in D minor, BWV 903 (BC L34)
  61. Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031
  62. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): (Excerpt)
  63. Sonata for violin & continuo in E minor, BWV 1023
  64. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, for organ in C major, BWV 564 (BC J36)

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