Best Baroque 50

Best Baroque 50

     
 

EMI's Best Baroque 50 is a triple-disc compilation of recordings, organized according to three European regions closely identified with different styles and practices in the 17th and 18th centuries. The first disc concentrates on music by composers who lived and worked in England, including George Frederick Handel, Henry Purcell, and See more details below

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EMI's Best Baroque 50 is a triple-disc compilation of recordings, organized according to three European regions closely identified with different styles and practices in the 17th and 18th centuries. The first disc concentrates on music by composers who lived and worked in England, including George Frederick Handel, Henry Purcell, and Jeremiah Clarke, but a few Renaissance figures are also listed, such as Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, and John Dowland, perhaps because there were so few British composers of note in the Baroque period. The second CD focuses on music from Mediterranean countries, so Italy is represented by Antonio Vivaldi, Luigi Boccherini, and Domenico Scarlatti, along with a handful of lesser lights, while Renaissance genius Tomás Luis de Victoria and Classical composer Antonio Soler are the most significant names to appear on behalf of Spain. To close out the set, the third disc concentrates on music from German composers, most notably the master, J.S. Bach, but also Georg Phillipp Telemann, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, and Georg Matthias Monn. EMI has selected from its extensive backlist 50 recordings, which date from 1968 to 2003, so there is a mix of ADD and DDD masterings, as well as a range of different performance practices, so the listener is essentially exposed to the various ways Baroque music has been interpreted in the modern age. This package is perhaps most useful to beginners who can use it as a broad introduction to this seminal period of western music, but most others will use it less often as a reference.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2010
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099945750328
catalogNumber:
57503
Rank:
106321

Tracks

  1. Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069: 5. La Réjouissance  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Andrew Parrott  -  Boston Early Music Festival Chorus
  2. Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031: 2. Siciliano  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Lionel Rogg  - Michel Debost
  3. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Melante Amsterdam  - Bob van Asperen  - Bob van Asperen
  4. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Magnificat anima mea  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Petite Bande  - Sigiswald Kuijken
  5. Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1. Prelude  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Ralph Kirshbaum
  6. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 3. Presto  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Rachel Beckett  - Monica Huggett  - Monica Huggett  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  - Marion Scott
  7. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Es ist vollbracht  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Ensemble Orchestral de Paris  -  John Nelson  - Stephanie Blythe
  8. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Maggie Cole
  9. Cantata No. 29, "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir," BWV 29 (BC B8): Sinfonia  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Players
  10. Work(s): Oboe Concerto in F minor: 2. Largo  - Georg Philipp Telemann  - Han de Vries  - Melante Amsterdam  - Bob van Asperen
  11. Work(s): Suite in A minor: Les Plaisirs  - Georg Philipp Telemann  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - David Munrow
  12. Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51 (BC A134): Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Nancy Argenta  -  Sonnerie  - Monica Huggett  - Crispian Steele-Perkins
  13. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Werner Jacob
  14. Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor (after Vivaldi, RV 580), BWV 1065: 1. Allegro  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Bernhard Klapprott  - Carsten Lohff  - Melante Amsterdam  - Bob van Asperen  - Bob van Asperen  - Marcello Bussi
  15. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Philip Ledger
  16. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesus bleibet meine Freude  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir  -  Taverner Players
  17. Cello Concerto in G minor: 3. Allegro non tanto  - Georg Matthias Monn  -  Capella Agostino Steffani  - Balázs Máté  - Lajos Rovatkay
  18. Canzonetta for organ in A minor, BuxWV 225  - Dietrich Buxtehude  - Nicholas Danby
  19. Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement  - Johann Pachelbel  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Players
  20. Messe de Requiem, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 23: Sanctus  - J. Domingos Bomtempo  - Michel Corboz  -  Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Lisbon  -  Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus, Lisbon
  21. Pavan and galliard d'Alexandra, for vihuela  - Alonso de Mudarra  - Nancy Hadden  - Circa 1500
  22. Ay luna que reluces, villancico  -  Anonymous  - Montserrat Figueras  - Jordi Savall
  23. Diferencias sobre las Folias  - Antonio Martín y Coll  - Jordi Savall
  24. O vos omnes, responsory for 4 voices  - Tomás Luis de Victoria  - Harry Christophers  -  Sixteen
  25. Fandango for keyboard in A major, MV1a  - Antonio Soler  - Maggie Cole
  26. Piccolo (Flautino) Concerto, for piccolo (or recorder/flute), strings & continuo in C Major, RV 444: 1. Allegro  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Louis Auriacombe  -  Toulouse National Chamber Orchestra  - Michel Sanvoisin
  27. The Four Seasons (Il quattro stagione), concertos (4) for violin, strings & continuo ("Il cimento" Nos. 1-4) , Op. 8/1 - 4: No. 1. Spring (La primavera)  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Chiara Banchini  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Players
  28. Sonata for violin & continuo in G minor, B. g5 ("The Devil's Trill"): 3. Allegro  - Giuseppe Tartini  - Olivier Dupre  - Jean-Jacques Kantorow  -  Orchestre d'Auvergne
  29. Crucifixus  - Antonio Lotti  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Consort  -  Taverner Choir
  30. Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532: 1. Allegro  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Fabio Biondi  -  Europa Galante  - Sonia Maurer  - Giovanni Scaramuzzino
  31. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major: Opening  - Giovanni Pergolesi  - Véronique Gens  -  Seminario Musicale  - Gérard Lesne
  32. Sonata for keyboard in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413), "Pastorale"  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Mikhail Pletnev
  33. Quintet for guitar & strings in E minor, G. 451 (arrangement Piano Quintet, G. 407): 3. Menuetto  - Luigi Boccherini  -  Europa Galante
  34. Oboe Concerto in C minor, SF. 799 (attributed to A. Marcello): 2. Adagio  - Benedetto Marcello  - Richard Stamp  - Ray Still  -  Academy Of London
  35. Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589: Opening chorus  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Consort  -  Taverner Choir  -  Taverner Players
  36. Water Music Suite No.2 for orchestra in D major, HWV 349: Overture - Hornpipe  - George Frideric Handel  -  London Classical Players  - Roger Norrington
  37. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: He was despised  - George Frideric Handel  - James Bowman  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir  -  Taverner Players
  38. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah  - George Frideric Handel  - James Bowman  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir  -  Taverner Players
  39. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba  - George Frideric Handel  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Players
  40. O solitude, my sweetest choice, song, Z. 406  - Henry Purcell  - Nancy Argenta  - Richard Boothby  - Nigel North  - Paul Nicholson  - Paul Nicholson
  41. Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323  - Henry Purcell  - James Bowman  - Gustav Leonhardt  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  - Christopher Robson
  42. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Act 3. Your counsel all... / Great minds... / Thy  - Henry Purcell  - Susan Graham  - Emmanuelle Haïm  -  Concert d'Astrée  -  European Voices
  43. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Overture  - Henry Purcell  - Emmanuelle Haïm  -  Concert d'Astrée
  44. With lilies white, consort song for voice & 4 viols  - William Byrd  - Gérard Lesne  -  Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble
  45. Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and glorify"), motet for 40 voices, P. 299  - Thomas Tallis  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Consort  -  Taverner Choir
  46. Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Rondeau  - Henry Purcell  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Players
  47. Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae")  - John Dowland  -  Fretwork
  48. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) for brass, winds & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ) in D major  - Jeremiah Clarke  - Richard Hickox  - Crispian Steele-Perkins  -  City of London Baroque Sinfonia
  49. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258  - George Frideric Handel  -  Academy of Ancient Music  - Stephen Cleobury  -  Choir of Queens' College, Cambridge

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