Best Baroque 100

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
EMI's collection 100 Best Baroque includes a generous 460 minutes of some of the most familiar works or movements from works written during the Baroque era. There is a good mix of genres, including works for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, voice, and keyboard. The album is neatly organized by nationality, with composers representing England, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. Drawn from EMI's deep archive, the performances are top of the line, featuring musicians outstanding in their fields, including Gustav Leonhardt, Jordi Savall, Andrew Parrott, Christophe Rousset, Monica Huggett, Sharon Isbin, Christian Tetzlaff, David Daniels, and Patricia Petibon. The sound is...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
EMI's collection 100 Best Baroque includes a generous 460 minutes of some of the most familiar works or movements from works written during the Baroque era. There is a good mix of genres, including works for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, voice, and keyboard. The album is neatly organized by nationality, with composers representing England, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. Drawn from EMI's deep archive, the performances are top of the line, featuring musicians outstanding in their fields, including Gustav Leonhardt, Jordi Savall, Andrew Parrott, Christophe Rousset, Monica Huggett, Sharon Isbin, Christian Tetzlaff, David Daniels, and Patricia Petibon. The sound is clean and clear throughout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2006
  • Label: Emi Classics
  • UPC: 094637090121
  • Catalog Number: 70901

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258 - George Frideric Handel & Academy of Ancient Music (5:21)
  2. 2 The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary in D major) for brass, winds, & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ) - Jeremiah Clarke & Richard Hickox (1:04)
  3. 3 Lachrimae Doolande, instrumental music: Pavane: Lachrymae antique - John Dowland & Fretwork (4:17)
  4. 4 Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Rondeau - Henry Purcell & Gordon H. Jee (1:36)
  5. 5 Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and glorify"), motet for 40 voices, P. 299 - Thomas Tallis & Gordon H. Jee (10:18)
  6. 6 With lilies white, consort song for voice & 4 viols - William Byrd & Gordon H. Jee (4:53)
  7. 7 Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Overture - Henry Purcell & Susan Graham (2:15)
  8. 8 Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Act 3. Your counsel all... Great minds... Thy hand - Henry Purcell & Susan Graham (7:00)
  9. 9 Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323: Symphony - Come, ye sons of art, away - Sound the - Henry Purcell & James Bowman (8:57)
  10. 10 O solitude, my sweetest choice, song, Z. 406 - Henry Purcell & Nancy Argenta (6:11)
  11. 11 Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - George Frideric Handel & Gordon H. Jee (2:47)
  12. 12 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah - George Frideric Handel & James Bowman (3:59)
  13. 13 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: He was despised - George Frideric Handel & James Bowman (11:48)
  14. 14 Water Music Suite No.2 for orchestra in D major, HWV 349: Overture - Hornpipe - George Frideric Handel & Gordon H. Jee (5:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu - George Frideric Handel & James Bowman (3:07)
  2. 2 Dixit Dominus, hymn for soloists, chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 232 - George Frideric Handel & Gordon H. Jee (5:21)
  3. 3 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Dall'ondoso periglio... Aure, deh, per pieta - Ensemble Orchestral de Paris & George Frideric Handel (8:35)
  4. 4 Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Verdi prati - George Frideric Handel & Richard Hickox (4:21)
  5. 5 La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Sinfonia - Claudio Monteverdi & Emmanuelle Haïm (1:39)
  6. 6 Altri canti d'amor, dramatic madrigal for 6 voices, 2 violins & 4 violas (from Book 8), SV 146 - Consort of Musicke & Claudio Monteverdi (10:15)
  7. 7 Work(s): Beatus vir - Claudio Monteverdi & Gordon H. Jee (8:55)
  8. 8 L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Pur ti miro - Arleen Augér & Claudio Monteverdi (5:42)
  9. 9 Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni) - Tomaso Albinoni & Gordon H. Jee (7:40)
  10. 10 Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus: [Excerpt] - Gregorio Allegri & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (5:45)
  11. 11 Work(s): Sonata pian' e forte - Gabrieli Consort & Players & Giovanni Gabrieli (5:17)
  12. 12 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2), Op. 8/2, RV 315: 1. Allegro - 2. Adagio - 3. Presto - Monica Huggett & Antonio Vivaldi (9:48)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589 - Antonio Vivaldi & Gordon H. Jee (2:29)
  2. 2 Oboe Concerto in C minor, SF. 799 (attributed to A. Marcello): 2. Adagio - Benedetto Marcello & Gordon H. Jee (3:51)
  3. 3 Work(s): Guitar Quintet in E~3. Menuetto - Europa Galante & Luigi Boccherini (3:38)
  4. 4 Sonata for keyboard in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413), "Pastorale" - Domenico Scarlatti & Gordon H. Jee (4:01)
  5. 5 Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major: opening - Giovanni Pergolesi & Véronique Gens (4:46)
  6. 6 Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532: 1. Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi & Fabio Biondi (4:00)
  7. 7 Work(s): Crucifixus - Antonio Lotti & Gordon H. Jee (3:09)
  8. 8 Sonata for violin & continuo in G minor, B. g5 ("The Devil's Trill"): 3. Allegro - Giuseppe Tartini & Gordon H. Jee (3:18)
  9. 9 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269 - Chiara Banchini & Antonio Vivaldi (10:00)
  10. 10 Piccolo (Flautino) Concerto, for piccolo (or recorder/flute), strings & continuo in C Major, RV 444: 1. Allegro - Louis Auriacombe & Antonio Vivaldi (4:06)
  11. 11 Work(s): Fandango - Antonio Soler & Maggie Cole (10:38)
  12. 12 O vos omnes, responsory for 4 voices - Harry Christophers & Tomás Luis de Victoria (3:28)
  13. 13 Diferencias sobre las Folias - Antonio Martín y Coll & Hespèrion XX (6:49)
  14. 14 Ay luna que reluzes - Montserrat Figueras & Anonymous, Villancico (3:23)
  15. 15 Pavan and galliard d'Alexandra, for vihuela - Alonso de Mudarra & Nancy Hadden (2:59)
  16. 16 Marche de triomphe avec des trompettes et des timbales, for chorus & orchestra - J. Domingos Bomtempo & Michel Corboz (2:41)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Marche de triomphe avec des trompettos et des timbales, for orchestra - Andre Danican Philidor & Gordon H. Jee (2:17)
  2. 2 Première Marche des Mousquetaires, for orchesetra, LWV 10 - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Gordon H. Jee (1:26)
  3. 3 Symphonies du Festin Royal, Suite No 4, Nos 1-11, complete: Contredanse - François Francoeur & Gordon H. Jee (3:13)
  4. 4 Marche de triomphe, for instruments, H. 547 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & Consortium Musicum (2:33)
  5. 5 Les Symphonies de M de La Lande pour les soupers du Roy, for orchestra, S. 155-72: Caprice de Villers-Cotterets - Maurice André & Michel-Richard Delalande (16:11)
  6. 6 Chaconne for orchestra, S. 173/2 - Michel-Richard Delalande & Gordon H. Jee (5:08)
  7. 7 Prélude pour le Te Deum à 8, for strings, H. 145a - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & William Christie (1:36)
  8. 8 Mass for the convents, for organ: Offertoire sur les grands jeux - François Couperin & Jean-Patrice Brosse (5:01)
  9. 9 Work(s): Regina coeli - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & Gordon H. Jee (2:42)
  10. 10 Panis angelicus, motet for alto, tenor, bass & continuo, C. 131 - Louis-Nicolas Clérambault & Il Seminario Musicale (3:32)
  11. 11 Requiem Mass: Introit (extract) - André Campra & Gordon H. Jee (3:13)
  12. 12 In convertendo, grand motet for soloists, chorus, 2 flutes, 2 horns, violin, viola & continuo: Tunc repletum est gaudio nostrum - Le Concert Spirituel Orchestra & Chorus & Jean-Philippe Rameau (3:08)
  13. 13 Suite for theorbo in C minor: La Plainte, ou le Tombeau de Mesdemoiselles de Vis - Robert de Visée & Gordon H. Jee (4:12)
  14. 14 Plainte sur la mort de Monsieur Lambert - Du Buisson & Gordon H. Jee (5:20)
  15. 15 Tambourins I and II, for harpsichord, violin & viol (Pièces de clavecin en concerts) - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Sonnerie (2:17)
  16. 16 Suite for 2 treble instruments & continuo in C minor (Pièces en trio): La Plainte - Marin Marais & Jérôme Hantaï (3:22)
  17. 17 Le Canal de Versailles, ballet: Overture - Andre Danican Philidor & Gordon H. Jee (1:37)
  18. 18 Isis, opera, LWV 54: Air des trembleurs: L'Hiver qui nous tourmente s'o - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Bernard Deletre (1:53)
  19. 19 Les Indes galantes, opéra-ballet: Chaconne - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Gordon H. Jee (5:37)
  20. 20 Les Indes galantes, opéra-ballet: Air: Régnez, plaisirs et jeux - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Gordon H. Jee (3:16)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Canon in D major, various arrangements - Johann Pachelbel & Gordon H. Jee (3:40)
  2. 2 Canzonetta for organ in A minor, BuxWV 225 - Dietrich Buxtehude & Nicholas Danby (1:55)
  3. 3 Cello Concerto in G minor: 3. Allegro non tanto - Georg Matthias Monn & Capella Agostino Steffani (4:34)
  4. 4 Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): jesus bleibet meine Freude - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gordon H. Jee (2:15)
  5. 5 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air - Johann Sebastian Bach & English Chamber Orchestra (4:47)
  6. 6 Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor (after Vivaldi, RV 580), BWV 1065: 1. Allegro - Johann Sebastian Bach & Marcelo Bussi (4:22)
  7. 7–8 Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Werner Jacob (9:25)
  8. 8 Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51 (BC A134): Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen - Johann Sebastian Bach & Nancy Argenta (4:17)
  9. 9 Suite for flute, harpsichord (or violin) & continuo in A minor (Concerts et Suites No. 5/11), TWV 42:a3 - Georg Philipp Telemann & Neville Marriner (2:37)
  10. 10 Work(s): Oboe Concerto in F minor~2. Largo - Georg Philipp Telemann & Han de Vries (2:18)
  11. 11 Cantata No. 29, "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir," BWV 29 (BC B8): Sinfonia - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gordon H. Jee (3:39)
  12. 12 Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria - Johann Sebastian Bach & Maggie Cole (4:31)
  13. 13 St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Es ist vollbracht - Johann Sebastian Bach & Ensemble Orchestral de Paris (5:52)
  14. 14 Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 3. Presto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Rachel Beckett (4:27)
  15. 15 Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1. Prelude - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gordon H. Jee (2:34)
  16. 16 Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Magnificat anima mea - Johann Sebastian Bach & La Petite Bande (2:59)
  17. 17 Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: 1. Allegro - 2. Largo - 3. Presto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gordon H. Jee (9:14)
  18. 18 Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031: 2. Siciliano - Johann Sebastian Bach & Lionel Rogg (2:19)
  19. 19 Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069: 5. La Réjouissance - Johann Sebastian Bach & Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra (2:33)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1. Preludio - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gordon H. Jee (3:14)
  2. 2 St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gordon H. Jee (8:02)
  3. 3–5 Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Rachel Beckett (11:30)
  4. 4 Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Gloria in excelsis... Et in terra pax - Johann Sebastian Bach & Collegium Vocale Ghent (7:03)
  5. 5 The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Prelude & Fugue in C BWV 846 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gordon H. Jee (5:09)
  6. 6 Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Alison Bury (6:25)
  7. 7 Suite for lute in E minor, BWV 996 (BC L166): 5. Bourrée - Johann Sebastian Bach & Sharon Isbin (1:21)
  8. 8 Suite for lute in E minor, BWV 996 (BC L166): 6. Gigue - Johann Sebastian Bach & Sharon Isbin (2:11)
  9. 9 Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 1. Ouverture - 6. Menuet - 7. Badinerie - Johann Sebastian Bach & English Chamber Orchestra (10:17)
  10. 10 Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1): 1. Präludium - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gordon H. Jee (2:13)
  11. 11 Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1): 6. Gigue - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gordon H. Jee (1:53)
  12. 12 Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Deposuit potentes - Johann Sebastian Bach & La Petite Bande (2:03)
  13. 13 Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Agnus Dei - Johann Sebastian Bach & Charles Brett (5:27)
  14. 14 Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, F. 5 (BR A7): 2. Largo - 3. Presto - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach & Gordon H. Jee (5:15)
  15. 15 Concerto for cello, strings & continuo ("No. 3") in A major, H. 439, Wq. 172: 3. Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach & Anner Bylsma (5:02)
  16. 16 Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, oratorio for 3 voices, chorus, orchestra & continuo, H. 777, Wq. 240: Triumph! Der Fürst des Lebens sieget! - Collegium Vocale Ghent & Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (2:05)
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