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Best of Johann Sebastian Bach: Suites; Concertos; Oratorios; Cantatas; Motets / Evgeni Koroliov, Robert Levin, Kay Johannsen, Helmuth Rilling [2 CDs]

Audio Samples

  1. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: I. Allegro
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air ("On a G String") $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: VI. Menuet $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: VII. Badinerie $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: Toccata $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: Fugue $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: III. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Concerto in the Italian Style in F Major, BWV 971: I. (Allegro) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Concerto in the Italian Style in F Major, BWV 971: III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: X. Sinfonia $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major, BWV 1069: V. Réjouissance $0.99 on iTunes
  13. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846 $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Concerto for 4 Keyboards in A Minor, BWV 1065: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Var. 11 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Sinfonia in D Major, BWV 1045 $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Jauchzet, frohlocket $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243: Magnificat anima mea $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Chorale. Jesus bleibet meine Freude $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!, BWV 70: Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet! $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 436 $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Ihr Felder und Auen, lasst grunend euch schauen $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Ihr lieblichste Blicke! Ihr freudige Stunden! $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, BWV 51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Ach Gott und Herr, BWV 255
  28. St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Erbarme dich $0.99 on iTunes
  29. St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Befiehl du deine Wege (O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden), BWV 271 $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Befiehl du deine Wege, BWV 272 $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 302 $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Kyrie eleison

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 BWV 1050
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestra Suite no 3 BWV 1068
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 BWV 1067
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestra Suite no 2 BWV 1067
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata & Fugue BWV 565
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 BWV
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 2 BWV 1042
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto Book 1 BWV 971
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 4 BWV 1069
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord BWV 1065
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations BWV 988
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sinfonia D Major BWV 1045
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio BWV248
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat BWV 243
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!" BWV 70
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BWV 140
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Choral Setting BWV 436
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd" BWV 208
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, motet for chorus, BWV 225 (BC C1)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Choral Setting BWV 271 "Befiehl du deine Wege" (O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Befiehl du deine Wege (III), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 272 (BC F136.2)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (I), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 302 (BC F53.1)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor BWV 232
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Notes & Reviews:

This outstanding two-disc set includes the very best of Baroque master composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. His Suites, Concertos, Oratorios, Cantatas, and Motets are all featured here. Particularly notable on this release are selections from Bachs timeless Saint Matthews Passion, and the Kyrie from his Mass in B minor BWV 232. The very best Bach artists are featured on this recording, including Evgeni Koroliov, Helmuth Rilling, the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, and the Oregon Bach Festival Chamber Orchestra.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 BWV 1050 :: I. Allegro
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Oregon Bach Festival Chabmer Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestra Suite no 3 BWV 1068 :: II. Air
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 BWV 1067 :: VI. Menuet
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestra Suite no 2 BWV 1067 :: VII. Badinerie
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata & Fugue BWV 565 :: I. Toccata
  • Performer: Kay Johannses (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata & Fugue BWV 565 :: II. Fugue
  • Performer: Kay Johannses (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 BWV :: III. Allegro assai
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 2 BWV 1042 :: I. Allegro
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto Book 1 BWV 971 :: I. without notation
  • Performer: Evgeni Koroliov (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1735.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto Book 1 BWV 971 :: III. Presto
  • Performer: Evgeni Koroliov (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1735.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 :: X. Sinfonia
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 4 BWV 1069 :: V. Rejouissance
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846 :: I. Praeludium
  • Performer: Robert Levin (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord BWV 1065 :: III. Allegro
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Notes: Composition written: 1730.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations BWV 988 :: Variation 11
  • Performer: Evgeni Koroliov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sinfonia D Major BWV 1045 :: Sinfonia
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1743-1746

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio BWV248 :: Coro
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat BWV 243 :: I. Magnificat
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: X. Choral
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Bach Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!" BWV 70 :: I. Coro
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Bach Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 11/21/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BWV 140 :: I. Coro
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Bach Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Choral Setting BWV 436 :: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd" BWV 208 :: IX. Aria
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd" BWV 208 :: XIV. Aria
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd" BWV 208 :: XV. Chorus
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51 :: I. Aria
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Bach Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 09/17/1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, motet for chorus, BWV 225 (BC C1)
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 13 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1726-1727

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 :: Aria
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 :: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Choral Setting BWV 271 "Befiehl du deine Wege" (O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden) :: Ich will hier bei dir
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Bach Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Befiehl du deine Wege (III), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 272 (BC F136.2)
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Bach Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (I), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 302 (BC F53.1)
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor BWV 232 :: I. Kyrie eleison
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 11 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749