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Best Bach 50
     

Best Bach 50

 
Best Bach 50 is an intelligently laid out collection of examples of J.S. Bach's most famous works, and its three CDs are filled with historic performances drawn from the vaults of EMI. The first disc, "The Sacred Genius of Bach," presents extracts from Bach's major choral religious works, the "Mass in B minor," the "St. John Passion," the "Christmas Oratorio,"

Overview

Best Bach 50 is an intelligently laid out collection of examples of J.S. Bach's most famous works, and its three CDs are filled with historic performances drawn from the vaults of EMI. The first disc, "The Sacred Genius of Bach," presents extracts from Bach's major choral religious works, the "Mass in B minor," the "St. John Passion," the "Christmas Oratorio," the "Magnificat," and a handful of the best-loved cantatas. The second and third CDs, "Bach the Impresario" and "The Dazzling Concertos of Bach," feature his concert works, in whole or in part, such as the "Orchestral Suites"; the "Brandenburg Concertos No. 2," "No. 3," "No. 4," and "No. 5"; the "Ricercare à 6" from the "Musical Offering"; and the concertos for various instruments. The performances have a date range from 1965 to 2000, so the series' usual problematic mix of ADD and DDD recordings should be expected, though because the majority of the tracks come from the 1990s, most listeners will enjoy the sound. Also, because of the vintage of most of the performances, the musicians play the music with a strong sympathy for historically informed performance practice, so there are few examples of traditional interpretations. Because this set is really intended as a basic foundation for beginners and as a jumping-off point to help listeners get acquainted with the riches of Bach, they are encouraged to go beyond these excerpts to find full performances, whether by the artists included in the set or elsewhere.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2010
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099945749629
catalogNumber:
57496

Tracks

  1. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
  2. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
  3. Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor (after Vivaldi, RV 580), BWV 1065
  4. Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings & continuo in C minor, BWV 1060
  5. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
  6. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
  7. The Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer), for keyboard and chamber instruments, BWV 1079: Ricercare a 6
  8. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
  9. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
  10. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 1. Rondeau 2. Sarabande 3. Bourrées 1 & 2
  11. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043
  12. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Ouverture
  13. Cantata No. 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit," ("Actus Tragicus"), BWV 106 (BC B18): Sonatina: Molto adagio
  14. Cantata No. 78, "Jesu, der du meine Seele," BWV 78 (BC A130): Wir eilen mit Schwachen, Duetto
  15. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Ach, großer König, Chorale
  16. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Cantata for the first day of the Feast of Christma
  17. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Magnificat anima mea
  18. Cantata No. 82, "Ich habe genug," BWV 82 (BC A169): Ich habe genug, Aria
  19. Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51 (BC A134): Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Aria
  20. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desi
  21. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Gloria in excelsis Deo
  22. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 4. Polonaise 5. Menuet 6. Badinerie
  23. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Gavotte
  24. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
  25. Cantata No. 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit," ("Actus Tragicus"), BWV 106 (BC B18): Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, Chorus
  26. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine
  27. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Es is vollbracht, Aria
  28. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Cantata for the Sunday after the New Year. Erleuch
  29. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Deposuit potentes
  30. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Osanna in excelsis
  31. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Agnus Dei
  32. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Et incarnatus est
  33. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Laudamus te

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