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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Cantata, BWV 140
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata, BWV 147
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
  • Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 :: 1. (without tempo indication)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 :: 1. Prélude
  • Performer: Mischa Maisky (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Cantata, BWV 140 :: Choral
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041 :: 1. (Allegro moderato)
  • Performer: Simon Standage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: 2. Air (Air on the g string)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Credo
  • Performers: Michael Chance (Countertenor); Wynford Evans (Tenor); Carol Hall (Soprano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 :: 1. Allegro
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: 6. Menuet
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: 7. Badinerie
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata, BWV 147 :: Choral
  • Performer: Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  • Performer: Kenneth Gilbert (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Sinfonia
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 :: 1. (without tempo indication)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  • Performers: Simon Standage (Violin); Elizabeth Wilcock (Violin)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 :: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736