The Perfect Bach

The Perfect Bach


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The Perfect Bach

This wide-scoped compilation of Johann Sebastian Bach's greatest hits is the latest in a composer series by Angel Records, following The Perfect Mozart, The Perfect Vivaldi, The Perfect Beethoven, and The Perfect Opera. It draws from various Angel releases dating as far back as the late '50s, but no matter when you're dealing with timeless music like this. The most unique aspect of this diverse collection is that each track reveals its composition using different instrumentation: ominous pipe organ, warm, whimsical brass, solo cello, oboe and organ ensemble, trumpet, guitar, flute with orchestra, and more. Churchgoers will enjoy waiting until the end for a triumphant choir rendition of "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," and the plush rendering of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" brings Christmas magic to life.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/08/2002
Label: Angel Records
UPC: 0724356772823
catalogNumber: 67728

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johann Sebastian Bach   Primary Artist
Yehudi Menuhin   Conductor,Track Performer
Empire Brass   Ensemble,Track Performer
Christopher Parkening   Guitar
Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Graham Ashton   Trumpet
George Crozier   Flute
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Neville Marriner   Conductor
George Thalben-Ball   Organ
Philadelphia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Leopold Stokowski   Conductor,Track Performer
Robert Irving   Conductor,Track Performer
Eddie Walker   Flute
Andrei Gavrilov   Piano
Neil Black   Oboe
Bath Festival Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Scottish Ensemble   Ensemble
Consortium Musicum   Ensemble,Track Performer
Wolfgang Gonnenwein   Conductor
Leon Goossens   Oboe
Concert Arts Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Werner Jacob   Organ
Ralph Kirshbaum   Cello
Wolfgang Sawallisch   Conductor
Fernando Germani   Organ
Frank Peter Zimmermann   Violin
Jonathan Rees   Conductor
Elaine Shaffer   Flute
Edward Walker   Flute
Douglas Major   Organ
South German Madrigal Choir & Consortium Musicum   Choir, Chorus
Jeffrey Tate   Conductor

Technical Credits

Steve Salerno   Illustrations
Robert Laporta   Concept
Gordon H. Jee   Art Direction

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