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Beckett, Rachel

50 Best Baroque
50 Best Baroque

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Solomon; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Water Music; Jeremiah Clarke: Prince of Denmark's March; John Dowland: Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Asperen, Bob van; Banchini, Chiara; Beckett, Rachel; Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Bussi, Marcello; Cole, Maggie; d'Auvergne, Orchestre; Danby...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Hickox, Richard; ; Parrott, Andrew; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Leonhardt, Gustav; Norrington, Roger; Stamp, Richard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Auriacombe, Louis; Christophers, Harry; Sav...
Ensemble: ; Capella Agostino Steffani; Circa 1500; Europa Galante; Fretwork; Il Seminario Musicale; Melante Amsterdam; Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble; Sonnerie; Taverner Players
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EMI 575032
50 Best Bach
50 Best Bach

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata, BWV 147; Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Cantata, BWV 51; Ich habe genug, Cantata, BWV 82a; Magnificat in D, ...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Asperen, Bob van; Beckett, Rachel; Bennett, Mark [Trumpet]; Bernardini, Alfredo; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Bostridge, Ian; Bury, Alison; Busi, Marcell...
Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe; Parrott, Andrew; ; Kuijken, Sigiswald; Gönnenwein, Wolfgang; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Rees, Jonathan; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Asperen, Bob van
Ensemble: ; Consortium Musicum; Europa Galante; La Petite Bande; Melante Amsterdam; Scottish Ensemble; Sonnerie; Taverner Players

"Best Bach 50 is an intelligently laid out collection of examples of J.S. Bach's most famous works, and its three CDs are filled with historic...continue...
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Bach: Early Cantatas Vol 2 - Weimar 2 / Kirkby, Chance, Daniels, Harvey, Purcell Quartet, et al
Bach: Early Cantatas Vol 2 - Weimar 2 / Kirkby, Chance, Daniels, Harvey, Purcell Quartet, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-09-30

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 172, "Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten" BWV 172; Cantata no 182, "Himmelskönig, sei willkommen," BWV 182; Cantata no 21, "Ich hatte viel Beküm...
Performers: Bainbridge, Philip; Beckett, Rachel; Blackadder, David; Byrt, Rachel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, Charles; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Hayward, Tim; Hoffnung, Benedict; Kirkby, Emma; Moonen, Nicolette; Robso...
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Ensemble: Purcell Quartet

This two-disc set selling for the price of one CD presents three cantatas dating from 1714, when Bach was serving at the court of Weimar....continue...
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The Best of Baroque
The Best of Baroque

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2008-09-02

Works: Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major; Henry Purcell: Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge"; George Frederick Handel: Suite for Harpsichord in D minor, HWV 437; Co...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Bennett, Mark [Trumpet]; Cavasanti, Lorenzo; Gens, Véronique; Goodwin, Paul [Oboe, Conductor]; Huggett, Monica; Kirshbaum, Ralph
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew; Briger, Alex; Cleobury, Stephen; Norrington, Roger; Christie, William; Reyne, Hugo; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Biondi, Fabio; Rees, Jonathan
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; English Chamber Orchestra; Europa Galante; Il Seminario Musicale; King's College Choir, Cambridge; La Simphonie du Marais; Les Arts Florissants; London Classical ...
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VCL 221042
The Jonathan Miller Production of Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Highlights)
The Jonathan Miller Production of Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Highlights)

1 CD / Cala Records / 2008-07-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Beckett, Rachel; Bernays, John; Berridge, Simon; Bowling, Temime; Butterfield, Adrian; Byrt, Rachel; Carroll, Alicia; Crawford, Andrew; Davies, Iona; Fox, Darren; Garratt, Christine; ...
Conductors: Goodwin, Paul
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CALA 88030
Bach: Weimar Cantatas Vol 2 / Kirkby, Purcell Quartet
Bach: Weimar Cantatas Vol 2 / Kirkby, Purcell Quartet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-07-31

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 12 "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen", BWV 12 (BC A68); Cantata no 18, "Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt" BWV 18; Cantata no 61, "Nun komm, der Heid...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Bengton, Katarina; Blackadder, David; Byrt, Rachel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, Charles; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Hunt, William; Kirkby, Emma; Latham, Catherine; Robson, Anthony; Watts, A...
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Ensemble: Purcell Quartet

"The performances themselves, while fully sympathetic to the text, the music and the mood, are essentially light, clear, even ultimately life-affirming. Part of this is...continue...
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Best Baroque 100
Best Baroque 100

6 CD / Angel Records / 2006-08-29

Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthems (4); Solomon, HWV 67; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349; Dixit Dominus, HWV 232; Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Alcina, HWV 34;...
Performers: André, Maurice [trumpet]; Andre, Maurice; Argenta, Nancy; Asperen, Bob van; Augér, Arleen; Auger, Arleen; Banchini, Chiara; Beckett, Rachel; Bennett, Mark; Bennett, Mark [Trumpet]; Blyt...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Hickox, Richard; ; Parrott, Andrew; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Leonhardt, Gustav; Norrington, Roger; Nelson, John; Rooley, Anthony; Rees, Jonathan; McCreesh, Pau...
Ensemble: ; Academy of Ancient Music; Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Academy of London; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Boston Early Music Festival Choir; Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra; Capella Ag...
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ANG 70907
Best Baroque 100
Best Baroque 100

6 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2006-06-26

Performers: André, Maurice [trumpet]; Argenta, Nancy; Asperen, Bob van; Augér, Arleen; Banchini, Chiara; Beckett, Rachel; Bennett, Mark; Blythe, Stephanie; Boothby, Richard; Bowman, James; Brosse, ...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Hickox, Richard; ; Parrott, Andrew; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Leonhardt, Gustav; Norrington, Roger; Nelson, John; Rooley, Anthony; Rees, Jonathan; McCreesh, Paul; Kraemer, Nicholas; S...
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Academy of London; Boston Early Music Festival Choir; Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra; Capella Agostino Steffani; Choir of the Age of Enlightenment; City of London Bar...

EMI's collection 100 Best Baroque includes a generous 460 minutes of some of the most familiar works or movements from works written during the Baroque era. There is a good mix of genres, including wo...continue...
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HBIM 46492
The Sixteen Edition - Bach: Mass in B minor / Christophers
The Sixteen Edition - Bach: Mass in B minor / Christophers

2 CD / Coro / 2006-06-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Beckett, Rachel; Denley, Catherine; Dubosc, Catherine; George, Michael [Vocals]; Montgomery, Roger; Robson, Anthony; Woodcock, David
Conductors: Christophers, Harry
Ensemble: The Symphony of Harmony and Invention

Bach's Mass in B minor displays all the ingredients that contribute to his supreme ranking amongst his peers of any age, and also demonstrates the...continue...
Recording information: St Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London (04/1994)....continue...
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COO 16044
Purcell: Music for Queen Mary / Stephen Cleobury, et al
Purcell: Music for Queen Mary / Stephen Cleobury, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2006-04-04

Works: Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, Z 46; Love's goddess sure was blind (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus, 2 recorders & con; Music on the Death of Queen M...
Performers: Adams, Joe; Addison, Susan; Allsopp, David; Bainbridge, Philip; Beckett, Rachel; Blackadder, David; Brett, Oliver; Brown, Rachel; Browning, James; Campbell, Richard; Chateauneuf, Paula; Crouch, Josep...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music (UK)

For their newest EMI Classics release, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge has collaborated with the Academy of Ancient Music on a richly evocative album...continue...
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Bach: Alles mit Gott, etc / Gardiner, et al
Bach: Alles mit Gott, etc / Gardiner, et al

1 CD / Soli Deo Gloria / 2005-07-16

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Alles mit Gott, BWV 1127; Cantata no 182, "Himmelskönig, sei willkommen," BWV 182; Cantata no 54, "Widerstehe doch der Sünde," BWV 54; Cantata no 71, "Gott ist mein K...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Bury, Alison; Debretzeni, Kati; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Hartelius, Malin; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Homburger, Maya; Keith, Gillian; Löffler, Xenia; Latham, Catherine; Lunn,...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

This single CD features the world premiere recording of J.S. Bachs 'Alles mit Gott' (BWV 1127) - an aria for soprano and strings composed in...continue...
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SDG 114
Bach: Early Cantatas Vol 1 / Kirkby, Chance, Harvey, et al
Bach: Early Cantatas Vol 1 / Kirkby, Chance, Harvey, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-03-22

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4; Cantata no 131, "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir" BWV 131; Cantata no 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit," ("Actus Tragicus"), BW...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Campbell, Richard; Chance, Michael; Daniels, Charles; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Kirkby, Emma; Robson, Anthony; Rogers, Jane; Salaman, Clare; Scott, Marion; Watts, Andrew [Bassoon]
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Ensemble: Purcell Quartet

"...a gracious and gratifying expose of the f minor and A major settings of the Ordinary, sensitively performed in alert and honest chamber-scaled performances..." -...continue...
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Trio - Bach: Complete Harpsichord Concertos / Pinnock, et al
Trio - Bach: Complete Harpsichord Concertos / Pinnock, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2002-09-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052; Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053; Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054; Concerto for Harpsichord in A major...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Gilbert, Kenneth; Kraemer, Nicholas; Mortensen, Lars Ulrik; Pickett, Philip; Pinnock, Trevor
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: The English Concert
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DGG 2894717542
Bach: 7 Harpsichord Concertos, etc / Egarr, Manze, et al
Bach: 7 Harpsichord Concertos, etc / Egarr, Manze, et al

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2002-03-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052; Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053; Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto";...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Brown, Rachel; Egarr, Richard; Nobes, Pauline
Conductors: Manze, Andrew
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music

"What makes these versions especially pleasurable is the way the harpsichordist blends with the ensemble rather than aggressively stepping into the spotlight. Excellent sound from...continue...
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Vivaldi: Concertos / Trevor Pinnock, English Concert
Vivaldi: Concertos / Trevor Pinnock, English Concert

5 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2001-10-09

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 "Alla rustica"; Double Concerto, for violin & oboe, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 548; Concerto in C major, RV 558; Concerto for 2 Vi...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Comberti, Micaela; Golding, Miles; Goodman, Roy [Conductor]; Jeffrey, Robin [Lute]; Lawson, Colin; Lindberg, Jakob; North, Nigel [Lute]; Pickett, Philip; Pinnock, Trevor; Pleeth, Ant...
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: English Concert; The English Concert

For the first time on CD,a 5 disc collection of Trevor Pinnock& the English Concert Orchestra's celebrated recordings of Vivaldi concertos from the late 1980's....continue...
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Purcell: Songs and Airs / Nancy Argenta
Purcell: Songs and Airs / Nancy Argenta

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2001-06-05

Works: Henry Purcell: O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406; Ah! How sweet it is to love, Z. 613/2; History of King Richard II, Z 581; Stript of their green our groves appear, Z 444; Tell me, some pitying a...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Beckett, Rachel; Bennett, Mark [Trumpet]; Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Goodwin, Paul [Oboe, Conductor]; Huggett, Fiona; Jones, Trevor [Viol]; McKenna, Sophia; Nicholson, Paul [H...

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VCL 618662
Bach: Concertos / Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert
Bach: Concertos / Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert

5 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2001-03-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052; Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053; Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054; Concerto for Harpsichord in A major...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Beznosiuk, Lisa; Gilbert, Kenneth; Kraemer, Nicholas; Mortensen, Lars Ulrik; Pickett, Philip; Pinnock, Trevor; Reichenberg, David; Standage, Simon; Wilcock, Elizabeth
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: The English Concert

"The best recorded, and best performed, version of the [Concertos for Three Harpsichords] that have come my way." -Gramophone...continue...
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Bach: Magnificat, etc / Choir of King's College, et al
Bach: Magnificat, etc / Choir of King's College, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2000-06-27

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166); Kommst du nun, Jesu, BWV 650; Work(s); Magnificat; Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Lobet den H...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Blackadder, David; Bostridge, Ian; Brown, Rachel; Chance, Michael; Cleobury, Stephen [Organ/Conductor]; Comberti, Micaela; George, Michael [Vocals]; Gritton, Susan; Lissauer, Peter; ...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Academy of Ancient Music (UK); King's College Choir, Cambridge

From a first glance at the performing forces of this Bach Magnificat performance, you can expect some glorious sounds. Stephen Cleobury directs the Academy of...continue...
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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Huggett, Age of Enlightenment
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Huggett, Age of Enlightenment

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 1999-06-08

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046; Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047; Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048; Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G m...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Bennett, Mark [Trumpet]; Beznosiuk, Lisa; Beznosiuk, Pavlo; Brown, Timothy; Bury, Alison; Campbell, Richard; Cunningham, Sarah [Viola da gamba]; Dent, Susan; Goodwin, Paul [Oboe, Con...
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VCL 615522
Vivaldi: Concertos 'con Molti Istromenti'
Vivaldi: Concertos 'con Molti Istromenti'

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 1996-02-01

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in G major, RV 575; Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93; Double Concerto, for violin & oboe, strings & cont...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Comberti, Micaela; Jeffrey, Robin [Lute]; Lawson, Colin; Lindberg, Jakob; North, Nigel [Lute]; Pickett, Philip; Pinnock, Trevor; Pleeth, Anthony [Cello]; Reichenberg, David; Riera, C...
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: ; The English Concert
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DGGI 447301
Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos, 4 Suites / Pinnock, et al
Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos, 4 Suites / Pinnock, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1988-10-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046; Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047; Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048; Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G m...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Darke, Valerie; Halstead, Anthony [Horn/Conductor]; Huggett, Monica; Hunt, William; Jones, Trevor [Viol]; Laird, Michael; MacNamara, Amanda; McKenna, Sophia; Medlam, Charles; Mitchel...
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: English Concert; English Consort; The English Concert

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