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Very Best of Bach

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, cantata, BWV 149
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita in A minor, for solo flute, BWV 1013
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, cantata, BWV 51
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, der du meine Seele, cantata, BWV 78
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite in E minor, for guitar, BWV 996
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 in E major, for solo violin, BWV 1006
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Johannes Passion, BWV 245
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), chorale prelude for organ (Achtzehn Choräle no 8), BWV 659 (BC K8
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, cantata, BWV 29
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
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"Following the success of the 'Very Best of...' singer and other releases, Virgin Classics presents six composer compilations featuring the best of each composer and the cream of the label's artists. Virgin Classic. Virgin. 2006



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
  • Performer: Werner Jacob (Organ)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, cantata, BWV 149 :: Choral. Jesus bleibet meine Freude
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 7 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
  • Performers: Jane Murdoch (Violin); Jonathan Rees (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Rees
  • Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
  • Running Time: 14 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita in A minor, for solo flute, BWV 1013 :: 1. Allemande
  • Performer: Marc Hantai (Flute)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722-1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, cantata, BWV 51 :: Aria. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Monica Huggett
  • Ensemble: Sonnerie
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 09/17/1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 :: 1. Prelude
  • Performer: Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, der du meine Seele, cantata, BWV 78 :: Duetto. Wir eilen mit Schwachen
  • Performer: Edith Mathis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Gönnenwein
  • Ensemble: Consortium Musicum
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 09/10/1724

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: 6. Menuet
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: 7. Badinerie
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite in E minor, for guitar, BWV 996 :: Bourrée
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1712

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite in E minor, for guitar, BWV 996 :: Gigue
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1712

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Kyrie
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Running Time: 9 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 in E major, for solo violin, BWV 1006 :: Preludio
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065
  • Performers: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord); Marcello Busi (Harpsichord); Bernhard Klapprott (Harpsichord); Carsten Lohff (Harpsichord)
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Notes: Composition written: 1730.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Johannes Passion, BWV 245 :: Aria. Es ist vollbracht
  • Performer: Jérôme Hantaï (Bass Viola da gamba)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), chorale prelude for organ (Achtzehn Choräle no 8), BWV 659 (BC K8
  • Performer: Werner Jacob (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
  • Performers: Paul Goodwin (Oboe); John Holloway (Violin); David Staff (Trumpet); Marion Verbruggen (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 10 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 :: Magnificat
  • Performers: Peter Lika (Bass); Christoph Prégardien
  • Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
  • Ensemble: La Petite Bande
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 :: Quia fecit mihi magna
  • Performers: Peter Lika (Bass); Christoph Prégardien
  • Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
  • Ensemble: La Petite Bande
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 :: Deposuit potentes
  • Performers: Peter Lika (Bass); Christoph Prégardien
  • Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
  • Ensemble: La Petite Bande
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 :: Praeludium
  • Performer: Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 :: Gigue
  • Performer: Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Bernarda Fink
  • Conductor: Michel Corboz
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, cantata, BWV 29 :: Sinfonia
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 08/27/1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Johannes Passion, BWV 245 :: Chorus. Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Geneine
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Consort
  • Running Time: 8 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724