Essential Bach

Essential Bach

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If you want to hear more than just the bestselling Bach's Adagios, check out this irresistible two-CD mix of his allegros, andantes, and largos -- not to mention the occasional minuet and gigue. The baroque master's unparalleled creative gifts are here in all their stunning variety, in performances by top artists from the Decca

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If you want to hear more than just the bestselling Bach's Adagios, check out this irresistible two-CD mix of his allegros, andantes, and largos -- not to mention the occasional minuet and gigue. The baroque master's unparalleled creative gifts are here in all their stunning variety, in performances by top artists from the Decca and Philips archives. The popular favorites are all here -- the "Air on the G String," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," the Toccata in D minor made famous in Disney's "Fantasia" -- and so are excerpts from the "Brandenburg Concertos," the suites for solo cello, the "Goldberg Variations," and other works for keyboard, violin, chorus, and orchestra. Featured artists include Alicia de Larrocha, Neville Marriner, János Starker, and even guitarist Pepe Romero. An abundance of lyrical melody, lively counterpoint, and inspirational power makes the aptly titled Essential Bach an ideal introduction to this musical genius.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2000
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028946646526
catalogNumber:
466465
Rank:
50181

Tracks

  1. Toccata and Fugue for organ in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata - transcribed by Stokowski, Leopold
  2. Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
  3. Well tempered clavier book 1, No 1 in C major, BWV846
  4. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049: Mvt. 1, Allegro
  5. Goldberg Variations for keyboard, BWV 988: Aria
  6. Chorale prelude for organ ("Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"), (Schübler No. 1), BWV 645: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Awake) - arranged by Bantock, Granville
  7. Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: Mvt. 1, Allegro Moderato
  8. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's des
  9. Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A major (or for oboe d'amore) BWV 1055: Mvt. 1, Allegro
  10. Suite for solo cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: Bourée I & Bourée II - arranged for guitararranged by Romero, Celedonio
  11. Concerto for 2 harpsichords & strings in C minor (or for oboe & violin in D minor), BWV 1060: Mvt. 2, Adagio
  12. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Crucifixus
  13. Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Praeludium
  14. French Suite for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816: Gigue
  15. Prelude for lute in C minor, BWV999
  16. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: Mvt. 3, Allegro
  17. Matthäuspassion (St. Matthew Passion), BWV 244: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder
  18. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: Mvt. 1, Allegro
  19. Concerto for 2 violins & strings in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: Mvt. 2, Largo, ma non tanto
  20. Partita for lute in E major, BWV 1006a: Prelude
  21. Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," ("Hunting Cantata"), BWV 208: Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graz
  22. Sonata for viola da gamba & keyboard No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: Mvt. 2, Adagio (excerpt)
  23. Italian Concerto for keyboard solo in F major, BWV 971: Mvt. 1, Allegro
  24. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Pastoral sinfonia
  25. Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: Mvt. 2, Andante
  26. Partita for keyboard No 1 in B flat major, BWV825
  27. Suite for orchestra No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Menuet
  28. Suite for orchestra No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie
  29. Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E major (or for oboe d'amore in F major) BWV 1053: Siciliano
  30. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: Mvt. 1, Allegro
  31. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Allemande
  32. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Gigue
  33. Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E major (or for oboe d'amore in F major) BWV 1053
  34. Cantata No. 222, "Mein Odem ist schwach," (spurious, by Johann Ernst Bach), BWV 222: Ertöt' uns durch dein' Güte (Sanctify us by thy go - arranged for pianoarranged by Cohen, Harriet
  35. Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor (or for oboe or violin in G minor) BWV 1056: Mvt. 2, Largo
  36. Concerto for solo organ No. 2 in A minor (after Vivaldi Op3/8) BWV 593: Mvt. 1, Allegro

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