Essential Bach

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Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
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. ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2000
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028946646526
  • Catalog Number: 466465
  • Sales rank: 111,269

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Toccata and Fugue for organ in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata - transcribed by Stokowski, Leopold - Johann Sebastian Bach & Boston Symphony Orchestra (3:33)
  2. 2 Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (5:13)
  3. 3 Well tempered clavier book 1, No 1 in C major, BWV846 - Marisa Robles & Johann Sebastian Bach (3:17)
  4. 4 Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049: Mvt. 1, Allegro - Johann Sebastian Bach & English Chamber Orchestra (7:13)
  5. 5 Goldberg Variations for keyboard, BWV 988: Aria - Johann Sebastian Bach & András Schiff (3:52)
  6. 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 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Raymond Agoult (5:30)
  7. 7 Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: Mvt. 1, Allegro Moderato - Johann Sebastian Bach & Salvatore Accardo (3:57)
  8. 8 Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's des - Johann Sebastian Bach & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (3:04)
  9. 9 Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in A major (or for oboe d'amore) BWV 1055: Mvt. 1, Allegro - Johann Sebastian Bach & Chamber Orchestra of Europe (4:02)
  10. 10 Suite for solo cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: Bourée I & Bourée II - arranged for guitararranged by Romero, Celedonio - Johann Sebastian Bach & Pepe Romero (3:40)
  11. 11 Concerto for 2 harpsichords & strings in C minor (or for oboe & violin in D minor), BWV 1060: Mvt. 2, Adagio - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (5:17)
  12. 12 Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Crucifixus - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (3:46)
  13. 13 Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Praeludium - Johann Sebastian Bach & Janos Starker (2:28)
  14. 14 French Suite for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816: Gigue - Johann Sebastian Bach & András Schiff (3:31)
  15. 15 Prelude for lute in C minor, BWV999 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Eduardo Fernandez (1:28)
  16. 16 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: Mvt. 3, Allegro - Johann Sebastian Bach & Richard Adeney (5:13)
  17. 17 Matthäuspassion (St. Matthew Passion), BWV 244: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder - Johann Sebastian Bach & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (6:26)
  18. 18 Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: Mvt. 1, Allegro - Johann Sebastian Bach & Heinz Holliger (4:55)
  19. 19 Concerto for 2 violins & strings in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: Mvt. 2, Largo, ma non tanto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (6:30)
  20. 20 Partita for lute in E major, BWV 1006a: Prelude - Johann Sebastian Bach & Eduardo Fernandez (3:52)
  21. 21 Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," ("Hunting Cantata"), BWV 208: Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graz - Johann Sebastian Bach & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (4:31)
  22. 22 Sonata for viola da gamba & keyboard No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: Mvt. 2, Adagio (excerpt) - Johann Sebastian Bach & György Sebök (3:14)
  23. 23 Italian Concerto for keyboard solo in F major, BWV 971: Mvt. 1, Allegro - Johann Sebastian Bach & András Schiff (3:55)
  24. 24 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Pastoral sinfonia - Johann Sebastian Bach & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (6:38)
  25. 25 Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: Mvt. 2, Andante - Johann Sebastian Bach & Salvatore Accardo (6:26)
  26. 26 Partita for keyboard No 1 in B flat major, BWV825 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Eduardo Fernandez (2:33)
  27. 27 Suite for orchestra No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Menuet - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (1:13)
  28. 28 Suite for orchestra No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (1:25)
  29. 29 Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E major (or for oboe d'amore in F major) BWV 1053: Siciliano - Johann Sebastian Bach & Heinz Holliger (4:18)
  30. 30 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: Mvt. 1, Allegro - Johann Sebastian Bach & English Chamber Orchestra (5:36)
  31. 31 Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Allemande - Johann Sebastian Bach & Kyung-Wha Chung (4:11)
  32. 32 Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Gigue - Johann Sebastian Bach & Kyung-Wha Chung (3:09)
  33. 33 Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E major (or for oboe d'amore in F major) BWV 1053 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Chamber Orchestra of Europe (2:55)
  34. 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 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Alicia de Larrocha (3:13)
  35. 35 Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor (or for oboe or violin in G minor) BWV 1056: Mvt. 2, Largo - Johann Sebastian Bach & English Chamber Orchestra (2:55)
  36. 36 Concerto for solo organ No. 2 in A minor (after Vivaldi Op3/8) BWV 593: Mvt. 1, Allegro - Johann Sebastian Bach & Wolfgang Rubsam (3:34)
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