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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

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

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258  (05:21)
  2. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) for brass, winds & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ) in D major  (01:04)
  3. Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae")  (04:17)
  4. Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Rondeau

    1. Rondeau  (01:36)
  5. Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and glorify"), motet for 40 voices, P. 299  (10:18)
  6. With lilies white, consort song for voice & 4 viols  (04:53)
  7. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Overture

    1. Overture  (02:15)
  8. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Act 3. Your counsel all... / Great minds... / Thy

    1. Act 3. Your counsel all... / Great minds... / Thy hand, Belinda... / When I am laid in earth... / W  (07:00)
  9. Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323  (08:57)
  10. O solitude, my sweetest choice, song, Z. 406  (06:11)
  11. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

    1. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba  (02:47)
  12. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah

    1. Hallelujah  (03:59)
  13. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: He was despised

    1. He was despised  (11:48)
  14. Water Music Suite No.2 for orchestra in D major, HWV 349: Overture - Hornpipe

    1. Overture - Hornpipe  (05:20)

Disc 2

  1. Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589: Opening chorus

    1. Opening chorus  (02:29)
  2. Oboe Concerto in C minor, SF. 799 (attributed to A. Marcello): 2. Adagio

    1. 2. Adagio  (03:51)
  3. Quintet for guitar & strings in E minor, G. 451 (arrangement Piano Quintet, G. 407): 3. Menuetto

    1. 3. Menuetto  (03:38)
  4. Sonata for keyboard in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413), "Pastorale"  (04:01)
  5. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major: Opening

    1. Opening  (04:46)
  6. Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532: 1. Allegro

    1. 1. Allegro  (04:00)
  7. Crucifixus  (03:09)
  8. Sonata for violin & continuo in G minor, B. g5 ("The Devil's Trill"): 3. Allegro

    1. 3. Allegro  (03:18)
  9. 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)

    1. No. 1. Spring (La primavera)  (10:00)
  10. Piccolo (Flautino) Concerto, for piccolo (or recorder/flute), strings & continuo in C Major, RV 444: 1. Allegro

    1. 1. Allegro  (04:06)
  11. Fandango for keyboard in A major, MV1a  (10:38)
  12. O vos omnes, responsory for 4 voices  (03:28)
  13. Diferencias sobre las Folias  (06:49)
  14. Ay luna que reluces, villancico  (03:23)
  15. Pavan and galliard d'Alexandra, for vihuela  (02:59)
  16. Messe de Requiem, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 23: Sanctus

    1. Sanctus  (02:41)

Disc 3

  1. Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement  (03:40)
  2. Canzonetta for organ in A minor, BuxWV 225  (01:55)
  3. Cello Concerto in G minor: 3. Allegro non tanto

    1. 3. Allegro non tanto  (04:34)
  4. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesus bleibet meine Freude

    1. Jesus bleibet meine Freude  (02:15)
  5. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air

    1. Air  (04:47)
  6. Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor (after Vivaldi, RV 580), BWV 1065: 1. Allegro

    1. 1. Allegro  (04:22)
  7. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)

    1. Toccata  (02:34)
    2. Fugue  (06:51)
  8. Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51 (BC A134): Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen

    1. Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen  (04:17)
  9. Work(s): Suite in A minor: Les Plaisirs

    1. Suite in A minor: Les Plaisirs  (02:37)
  10. Work(s): Oboe Concerto in F minor: 2. Largo

    1. Oboe Concerto in F minor: 2. Largo  (02:18)
  11. Cantata No. 29, "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir," BWV 29 (BC B8): Sinfonia

    1. Sinfonia  (03:39)
  12. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria

    1. Aria  (04:31)
  13. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Es ist vollbracht

    1. Es ist vollbracht  (05:52)
  14. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 3. Presto

    1. 3. Presto  (04:27)
  15. Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1. Prelude

    1. 1. Prelude  (02:34)
  16. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Magnificat anima mea

    1. Magnificat anima mea  (02:59)
  17. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056  (09:14)
  18. Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031: 2. Siciliano

    1. 2. Siciliano  (02:19)
  19. Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069: 5. La Réjouissance

    1. 5. La Réjouissance  (02:33)

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