50 x Bach

50 x Bach


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50 x Bach

Decca's 50 x Bach is a generous collection of excerpts and short pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, the Baroque genius many regard as the greatest composer of all time. The three CDs in this set consist of the best-known selections from such revered masterworks as the "Mass in B minor," the "Goldberg Variations," the "Brandenburg Concertos," "The Well-Tempered Clavier," the "St. Matthew Passion," and the various cantatas, concertos, sonatas, suites, and other pieces that are counted among Bach's greatest achievements. The roster of performers includes Neville Marriner, András Schiff, Simon Preston, Heinz Holliger, Iona Brown, Arthur Grumiaux, Kyung-Wha Chung, Joshua Rifkin, Salvatore Accardo, and Peter Hurford, among several others, whose critically praised recordings for Decca and Universal have been mainstays in the catalog. Because these tracks have been drawn from past recordings made between 1963 and 1993 in analog and digital formats, there is some variability in audio quality, though the volume levels are well-balanced throughout.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2014
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028947872931
catalogNumber: 002180802


  1. Sonata for solo violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 1. Adagio
  2. Sonata for viola da gamba & keyboard No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: 2. Adagio (edited)
  3. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale No. 1), BWV 645 (BC K22)
  4. Concerto for oboe, violin, strings & continuo in F major (reconstruction), BWV 1053R: 2. Siciliano

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