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50 x Bach / Andras Schiff, David Munrow, Janos Starker, Heinz Holliger, Arthur Grumiaux, Salvatore Accardo et al. [3 CDs]

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, cantata, BWV 140
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in F minor, for harpsichord, strings and continuo, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor, for 2 violins, strings and continuo, BWV 1043
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in E flat major, BWV 243a
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 1 in G major, for solo cello, BWV 1007
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in F major, for oboe, strings and continuo, BWV 1053 (Reconstruction after Concerto no 2 i
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite in E minor, BWV 996
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, cantata, BWV 108
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor, for violin, oboe and strings, BWV 1060
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich habe genug, cantata, BWV 82
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale no 1), BWV 645 (BC K22
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, cantata, BWV 147
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in E major, BWV 1042
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Johannes-Passion, BWV 245
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor, for harpsichord, strings and continuo, BWV 1052
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite in E major, for lute, BWV 1006a
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale no 6), BWV 65
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 3 in G minor, for cello and continuo, BWV 1029
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in E flat major, for flute and harp, BWV 1031
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
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50 Tracks' is a new physical & digital series of 3 CD sets, each with a digital mirror. It is a more compact version of the popular '101' series, which launched 2 years ago and has now sold 1250,000 units, approaching Euro1,400,000 of revenue. Following the launch of this new series in April 2014, Decca is pleased to unveil 5 new titles, specifically created for classical newcomers to discover favorite classical tracks across a variety of genres/instruments. It is pure compilation territory - 50 tracks of classical music to introduce newcomers to a composer or genre or instrument. The presentation is simple with colorful artwork. The eye-catching thumbnail covers make for easy visibility on small mobile devices.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
  • Performer: Carlo Curley (Organ)
  • Conductor: Neville Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: 2. Air
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, cantata, BWV 140 :: Zion hört die Wächter singen
  • Performer: Jeffrey Thomas [Tenor Vocals/Conductor]
  • Conductor: Joshua Rifkin
  • Ensemble: Bach Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performers: Jose Garcia (Violin); David Munrow (Recorder); John Turner (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1 :: Prelude in C minor, BWV 847
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Ensemble: Stuttgartt Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in F minor, for harpsichord, strings and continuo, BWV 1056 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andras Schiff
  • Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor, for 2 violins, strings and continuo, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  • Performers: Maurice Hasson (Violin); Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in E flat major, BWV 243a :: Magnificat anima mea Dominum
  • Conductor: Simon Preston
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 12/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 1 in G major, for solo cello, BWV 1007 :: 1. Prélude
  • Performer: János Starker (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performers: Pina Carmirelli (Violin); Italo Colandrea (Violin); Michael Copley (Recorder); Heinz Holliger (Oboe); Antonio Perez (Violin); Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1735.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Crucifixus
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in F major, for oboe, strings and continuo, BWV 1053 (Reconstruction after Concerto no 2 i
  • Performer: Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1955

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite in E minor, BWV 996 :: 5. Bourrée
  • Performer: Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1712

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, cantata, BWV 108 :: Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Sa
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 :: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 :: Jauchzet, frohlocket
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 8 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 :: 1. Allegro
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1 :: Prelude in C major, BWV 846
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor, for violin, oboe and strings, BWV 1060 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performers: Arthur Grumiaux (Violin); Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Edo De Waart
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  • Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich habe genug, cantata, BWV 82 :: Ich habe genug, ich habe den Heiland
  • Performer: Jan Opalach (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Joshua Rifkin
  • Ensemble: Bach Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/02/1727

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale no 1), BWV 645 (BC K22
  • Performer: Carlo Curley (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, cantata, BWV 147 :: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's De
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performers: George Malcolm (Harpsichord); Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute); Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 :: 1. Allemande
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1722.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in E major, BWV 1042 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
  • Conductor: Arpad Gérecz
  • Ensemble: Les Solistes Romandes
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Johannes-Passion, BWV 245 :: Es ist vollbracht
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Running Time: 7 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999
  • Performer: Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor, for harpsichord, strings and continuo, BWV 1052 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andras Schiff
  • Running Time: 8 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
  • Performer: William Bennett (Flute)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041 :: 1. Allegro moderato
  • Performers: Salvatore Accardo (Violin); Christopher Middleton (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Salvatore Accardo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite in E major, for lute, BWV 1006a :: 1. Praeludium
  • Performer: Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1737

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in F minor, for harpsichord, strings and continuo, BWV 1056
  • Performer: Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 :: Erbarme dich
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale no 6), BWV 65
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 :: 3. Allegro
  • Performers: Richard Adeney (Flute); Jose Garcia (Violin)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 :: Sinfonia
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 3 in G minor, for cello and continuo, BWV 1029 :: 2. Adagio (edited)
  • Performers: György Sebök (Piano); János Starker (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor :: Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto in D minor, for 2 violins, strings and continuo, BWV 1043 :: 1. Vivace
  • Performers: Arthur Grumiaux (Violin); Herman Krebbers (Violin)
  • Conductor: Arpad Gérecz
  • Ensemble: Les Solistes Romandes
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 :: 1. Adagio
  • Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 2 in E flat major, for flute and harp, BWV 1031 :: 2. Siciliano
  • Performers: Maria Graf (Harp); Irena Grafenauer (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 :: 3. Allegro
  • Performers: Maria Garatti (Harpsichord); János Scholz (Cello)
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708