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The Very Best Of Bach


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8552103-04   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang RübsamTakako NishizakiAlexander JablokovMarianne Beate Kielland,   ... 
Conductor:  Oliver DohnányiHelmut Müller-BrühlChristian BrembeckGéza Oberfrank,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella IstropolitanaCologne Chamber OrchestraDresden Chamber Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Rübsam (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
3. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Alexander Jablokov (Violin)
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Slovak Phil Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Agnus Dei by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marianne Beate Kielland (Mezzo Soprano), Sunhae Im (Soprano), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone),
Markus Schäfer (Tenor), Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra,  Dresden Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Myra Hess. 
6. Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 "Wedding Cantata": Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Frederike Wagner (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Brembeck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1718-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
7. Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lisa Stewart (Violin), Christian Hommel (Oboe)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
8. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lucy Van Dael (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
9. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Judit Németh (Alto)
Conductor:  Géza Oberfrank
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Radio/TV Children's Chorus,  Hungarian Festival Chorus,  Hungarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: German 
10. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nadja Schubert (Recorder), Daniel Rothert (Recorder), Corinne Chapelle (Violin)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
11. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
12. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
13. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chen Pi-hsien (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1985 
Venue:  Festeburgkirche, Frankfurt 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
14. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Rudin (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2000 
Venue:  Small Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
15. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 6th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Rudin (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2000 
Venue:  Small Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
16. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
17. Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook: Minuet(s) in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
18. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 63, O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Géza Oberfrank
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Radio/TV Children's Chorus,  Hungarian Festival Chorus,  Hungarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
19. Concerto for Oboe in G minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Hommel (Oboe)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
20. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052: Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
21. Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen, fallet sanft und selig zu' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nicholas Gedge (Baritone), Christine Swain (Oboe), Robert Glenton (Cello),
Christopher Stokes (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum Oxford,  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  St. Peter's Church, Hale, Cheshire 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: German 
22. Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Joseph Banowetz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Venue:  Tsuen Wan Town Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
23. Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anna Crookes (Soprano), Caroline Trevor (Alto), Jayne Whitaker (Soprano),
Nicholas Gedge (Bass), Christopher Stokes (Organ), Robert Glenton (Cello)
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St. Peter's Church, Hale, Cheshire 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
24. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Slovak Phil Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
25. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Robert Hill (Harpsichord), Christine Pichlmeier (Violin), Karl Kaiser (Flute)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
26. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata no 1, Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  József Mukk (Tenor), Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano), János Tóth (Bass),
Judit Németh (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Géza Oberfrank
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Failoni Chamber Orchestra,  Hungarian Radio Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs. 
27. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata
Overture (Suite) No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: VII. Badinerie
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Agnus dei
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (arr. M. Hess): Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: X. Jesu, joy of man's desiring (arr. M. Hess)
Weichet nur, betubte Schatten, BWV 202, "Wedding Cantata": I. Adagio
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060: Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060: II. Adagio
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: I. Preludio
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Erbarme dich, mein Gott
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049: I. Allegro
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: I. Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846
Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String"
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: I. Aria
Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude
Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: VII. Gigue
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: III. Allegro
Clavierbuchlein for Anna Magdalena Bach, Book 2, BWV Anh. 113-132: Anna Magdalena Notenbuch: Minuet in G major, BWV Anh 114
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Ohttp://musicmanager-ca.naxos.com/musicmanager/corerecord.aspxboe Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056: Oboe Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo
Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052: Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052: I. Allegro
Ich habe genug, BWV 82: III. Schlummert ein
Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto": Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto": I. Allegro
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041: III. Allegro assai
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: III. Allegro
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Jauchzet, frohlocket

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