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The #1 Baroque Album

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major (Clavier-Übung II/1), BWV 971 (BC L7)
>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Allabreve in D major, BWV 589
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Oboe in D minor, BWV 1059
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Amen
>Handel, George Frideric : Handel - Bourée
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Work(s)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Descriptive Sonnet to the concerto entitled "Spring" ("La primavera"), Op. 8/1, RV 269
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Premier livre des Pièces de clavecin, suites (5) for harpsichord
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Nulla in mundo pax sincera in E, RV 630
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
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Notes & Reviews:

'The #1 Baroque Album' features the best-loved and most popular works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pachelbel and many others. This disc features performances of Renee Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa, Barbara Bonney, Emma Kirby, Andreas Scholl, The Monteverdi Choir and the Choir of King's College. Here are the melodies and tunes everyone knows (and loves)-making it the perfect classical collection.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208 :: Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major (Clavier-Übung II/1), BWV 971 (BC L7) :: Allegro
  • Performer: Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1735.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge" :: Rondeau
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565 :: Toccata
  • Performer: Daniel Chorzempa (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Allabreve in D major, BWV 589 :: Gloria in excelsis
  • Conductor: Simon Preston
  • Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1709

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Oboe in D minor, BWV 1059 :: Siciliano
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1970

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Amen :: O quam tristis
  • Performer: James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1742

>Handel, George Frideric : Handel - Bourée :: La Réjouissance
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, joy of man's desiring
  • Performers: Robert Quinney (Organ); Nicholas Daniel (Oboe); James Vivian (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 :: Adagio
  • Performers: Walter Gallozzi (Violin); Francesco Strano (Cello); Pina Carmirelli (Violin); Maria Garatti (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Work(s) :: Violin Concerto no 4 in E major
  • Performers: Denis Vigay (Cello); Alan Cuckston (Harpsichord); Iona Brown (Violin)
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1700-1768

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) :: Prelude
  • Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052 :: Allegro moderato
  • Performers: Salvatore Accardo (Violin); Christopher Middleton (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: Largo
  • Performer: Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
  • Conductor: George Malcolm
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: Largo ma non tanto
  • Performers: Maurice Hasson (Violin); Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Descriptive Sonnet to the concerto entitled "Spring" ("La primavera"), Op. 8/1, RV 269 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performers: Candida Thompson (Violin); Julian Rachlin (Viola); Henk Rubingh (Violin); Maarten Jansen (Cello); Stacey Watton (Double Bass); Liz Kenny (Theorbo); Jan Jansen (Harpsichord); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
  • Performers: Candida Thompson (Violin); Julian Rachlin (Viola); Henk Rubingh (Violin); Maarten Jansen (Cello); Stacey Watton (Double Bass); Liz Kenny (Theorbo); Jan Jansen (Harpsichord); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor :: Adagio
  • Performer: Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air on a G string
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
  • Performers: Philip Jones [Trumpet/Conductor] (Trumpet); Elgar Howarth (Trumpet)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1697.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1697

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: I know that my Redeemer liveth
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: Stabat Mater
  • Performers: Barbara Bonney; Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Les talens lyriques
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 :: Hornpipe
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Performer: Martin Haselböck (Organ)
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: Badinerie
  • Performer: William Bennett (Flute)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performers: Candida Thompson (Violin); Julian Rachlin (Viola); Henk Rubingh (Violin); Maarten Jansen (Cello); Stacey Watton (Double Bass); Liz Kenny (Theorbo); Jan Jansen (Harpsichord); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Edward Gardner (Cantor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Premier livre des Pièces de clavecin, suites (5) for harpsichord :: Troisième Suite
  • Performer: George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 :: 3. Allegro
  • Performers: Jose-Luis Garcia (Violin); Richard Adeney (Flute)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9) :: Aria
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 :: Dido's Lament
  • Performer: Barbara Bonney
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music :: Air
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Nulla in mundo pax sincera in E, RV 630 :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727