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Baroque Treasures

Album Summary

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Orfeo
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV 589
>Purcell, Henry : Fantasia upon a ground, for 3 violins (or recorders) & continuo in D major/F major, Z. 731
>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazer, or The Moor's Revenge
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Laetatus sum, RV 607
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir", BWV 29
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben", BWV 147
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon, HWV 67
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto for Harp in B flat major, Op. 4 no 6/HWV 294
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Purcell, Henry : Music on the Death of Queen Mary (Funeral Sentences / The Queen's Epicedium)
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L' Incoronazione di Poppea
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major
>Philidor, Andre Danican : Marche de triomphe avec des trompettos et des timbales, for orchestra
>Philidor, Andre Danican : La Marche des Mousquetaires
>Francoeur, François : Symphonies pour le Festin Royal du Comte d'Artois
>Dauvergne, Antoine : Quatrieme Concert de simphonies in A major, Op. 4 no 2
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Prelude to the Te Deum
>Couperin, François : Messe propre pour les couvents de religieux et religieuses
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Regina coeli, motet for 2 high sopranos & instruments in B flat major, H. 32
>Clérambault, Louis-Nicolas : Panis angelicus, motet for alto, tenor, bass & continuo, C. 131
>Campra, Andre [Composer] : Requiem
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : In convertendo, motet
>Visée, Robert de : La Plainte, Tombeau des Mesdemoiselles de Visee, for theorbo
>Buisson, Du : Plainte sur la mort de Monsieur Lambert
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Troisieme Concert
>Marais, Marin : Suite in G minor
>Philidor, Andre Danican : Le Canal de Versailles
>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Isis
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes Galantes
>Delalande, Michel-Richard : Symphonies pour les soupers du Roi
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Notes & Reviews:

Treasures is a new series of 3-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of Virgin Classics, presenting the best loved and key works of the classical repertoire at a very attractive price. The first batch of this series is composed of 5 releases, including a selection of Mozart's most popular works such as Don Giovanni and The "Jupiter" Symphony; Piano classics including the "Moonlight" Sonata and Clair de Lune; Russian favorites such as Scheherazade and The Rite of Spring, Baroque masterpieces like The Four Seasons and Pachelbel's Canon in D; and celebrated Sacred Works such as Vespers and Verdi's Requiem. All of these timeless masterpieces are performed by world-class performers including Natalie Dessay, Yehudi Menuhin, Mikhail Pletnev, Riccardo Muti, and André Previn. The Treasures series provides a wide overview of the "must haves" in each of these popular genres.

Treasures is a new series of 3-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of Virgin Classics, presenting the best loved and key works of the classical repertoire at a very attractive price. The first batch of this series is composed of 5 releases, including a selection of Mozart's most popular works such as Don Giovanni and The "Jupiter" Symphony; Piano classics including the "Moonlight" Sonata and Clair de Lune; Russian favorites such as Scheherazade and The Rite of Spring, Baroque masterpieces like The Four Seasons and Pachelbel's Canon in D; and celebrated Sacred Works such as Vespers and Verdi's Requiem. All of these timeless masterpieces are performed by world-class performers including Natalie Dessay, Yehudi Menuhin, Mikhail Pletnev, Riccardo Muti, and André Previn. The Treasures series provides a wide overview of the "must haves" in each of these popular genres.



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Works Details

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Orfeo :: Toccata
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1607

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Frondi tenere...Ombra mai fú
  • Performer: David Daniels (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1700

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV 589 :: Gloria in excelsis Deo
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Purcell, Henry : Fantasia upon a ground, for 3 violins (or recorders) & continuo in D major/F major, Z. 731
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazer, or The Moor's Revenge :: 2. Rondeau
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Laetatus sum, RV 607
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Chiara Bianchini (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 9 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte"
  • Performer: Janet See (Flute)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir", BWV 29 :: Sinfonia
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 08/27/1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben", BWV 147 :: Choral "Jesu bleibet meine Freude" (Jesu, joy of
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: Menuet
  • Performer: Christopher Krueger (Flute)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: Badinerie
  • Performer: Christopher Krueger (Flute)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 :: 1. (Allegro)
  • Performers: Marion Verbruggen (Recorder); John Holloway (Violin); Paul Goodwin (Oboe); David Staff (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 :: 2. Andante
  • Performers: Marion Verbruggen (Recorder); John Holloway (Violin); Paul Goodwin (Oboe); David Staff (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 :: 3. Allegro assai
  • Performers: Marion Verbruggen (Recorder); John Holloway (Violin); Paul Goodwin (Oboe); David Staff (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon, HWV 67 :: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Overture (Grave - Allegro moderato)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah (chorus)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
  • Performer: Chiara Bianchini (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus :: Domino meo
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1 :: no 6
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto for Harp in B flat major, Op. 4 no 6/HWV 294
  • Performer: Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: 1736.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1736

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Consort
  • Running Time: 13 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Purcell, Henry : Music on the Death of Queen Mary (Funeral Sentences / The Queen's Epicedium)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L' Incoronazione di Poppea :: Pur ti miro
  • Performers: Arleen Augér; Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Gavottes 1 & 2
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Bourrée
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Gigue
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major :: Overture - Hornpipe
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>André Danican Philidor (1652 - 1730) : Marche de triomphe avec des trompettos et des timbales, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Hugo Reyne
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>André Danican Philidor (1652 - 1730) : La Marche des Mousquetaires
  • Conductor: Hugo Reyne
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: March

>François Francoeur (1698 - 1787) : Symphonies pour le Festin Royal du Comte d'Artois :: Symphonies pour le Festin Royal du Comte d'Artois, Suite in G minor
  • Conductor: Hugo Reyne
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Dauvergne, Antoine : Quatrième Concert de simphonies in A major, Op. 4 no 2 :: Chaconne
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Prelude to the Te Deum
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Messe propre pour les couvents de religieux et religieuses :: Offertoire sur les grands jeux
  • Performer: Jean-Patrice Brosse (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1690

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Regina coeli, motet for 2 high sopranos & instruments in B flat major, H. 32
  • Conductor: Emmanuel Mandrin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: ?1691

>Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (Composer) (1676 - 1749) : Panis angelicus, motet for alto, tenor, bass & continuo, C. 131
  • Performers: Josep-Miquel Ramon i Monzó (Bass); Gérard Lesne (Countertenor); Mark Padmore
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>André Campra (Composer) (1660 - 1744) : Requiem :: Introit
  • Conductor: Jean-Claude Malgoire
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1722

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : In convertendo, motet :: Tune repletium est gaudio nostrum
  • Conductor: Hervé Niquet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1720

>Robert de Visée (circa 1655 - circa 1732) : La Plainte, Tombeau des Mesdemoiselles de Visée, for theorbo
  • Performer: Pascal Monteilhet (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Buisson, Du : Plainte sur la mort de Monsieur Lambert
  • Performer: Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Troisième Concert :: 3. Tambourins 1 et 2
  • Ensemble: Trio Sonnerie
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1741

>Marais, Marin : Suite in G minor :: Plainte (lentement)
  • Performers: Jérôme Hantaï (Bass Viola da gamba); Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>André Danican Philidor (1652 - 1730) : Le Canal de Versailles :: Ouverture
  • Conductor: Hugo Reyne
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1687

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Isis :: Air des trembleurs. L'hiver qui nous tourmente s'obstine à nous geler
  • Performers: Isabelle Desrochers (Soprano); Bernard Deletré (Bass)
  • Conductor: Hugo Reyne
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes Galantes :: Air de Zima
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Cohën-Akenine
  • Ensemble: Les Folies Françoises
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes Galantes :: Chaconne
  • Conductor: Patrick Cohën-Akenine
  • Ensemble: Les Folies Françoises
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Delalande, Michel-Richard : Symphonies pour les soupers du Roi :: Caprice de Villers-Cotterêts
  • Performers: Jean-Pierre Leroy (Trumpet); Bernard Soustrot (Trumpet); Guy Touvron (Trumpet); Thierry Caens (Trumpet); Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Wallez
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
  • Running Time: 16 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral