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The Most Relaxing Bach Album In The World...ever!


Release Date: 03/21/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 53359   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Piotr AnderszewskiPaul TortelierDeryn EdwardsLinda Stevens,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerWolfgang SawallischYehudi MenuhinRichard Stamp,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsPhiladelphia OrchestraSwingle Singers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach. Ensembles: Swingle Singers, King's College Choir. Conductors: Sir Neville Marriner, Fabio Biondi, Jordi Savall, Raymond Leppard, Leopold Stokowski, Wolfgang Sawallisch. Soloists: Christopher Parkening, Yehudi Menuhin, Paul Tortelier, Andrei Gavrilov, Piotr Anderszewski, Stanislav Bunin, Werner Jacob, Christian Tetzlaff, Ian Bostridge, Dame Janet Baker, Josef Suk, Maria Tipo, Sharon Isbin. Includes work(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach. Ensembles: Swingle Singers, King's College Choir. Conductors: Sir Neville Marriner, Fabio Biondi, Jordi Savall, Raymond Leppard, Leopold Stokowski, Wolfgang Sawallisch. Soloists: Christopher Parkening, Yehudi Menuhin, Paul Tortelier, Andrei Gavrilov, Piotr Anderszewski, Stanislav Bunin, Werner Jacob, Christian Tetzlaff, Ian Bostridge, Dame Janet Baker, Josef Suk, Maria Tipo, Sharon Isbin. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2. Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. 
4. Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010: 4th movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Deryn Edwards (Soprano), Linda Stevens (Alto), Heather Cairnscross (Alto),
Andrew Busher (Tenor), Ben Parry (Bass), Jonathan Rathbone (Tenor),
David Porter Thomas (Bass), Helen Massey (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Jonathan Rathbone; Ben Parry. 
6. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7. Suite for Lute in G minor, BWV 995: 2nd movement, Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rosalyn Tureck.
Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1727 - 1731). 
8. Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828: Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Tipo (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
9. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geraint Jones Orchestra,  Geraint Jones Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
10. Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: 3rd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
11. Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe, BWV 156: Sinfonia/Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ray Still (Oboe)
Conductor:  Richard Stamp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of London
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
12. Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009: 4th movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
13. Suite for Lute in G minor, BWV 995: 4th movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rosalyn Tureck. 
14. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jordi Savall (Viola da gamba), Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
15. Orgelbüchlein: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Werner Jacob (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1714-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
16. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 32 Secs. 
17. French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816: no 3, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
18. Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 4th movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rosalyn Tureck. 
19. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 2nd movement, Loure by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
20. Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen, fallet sanft und selig zu' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
21. Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ray Still (Oboe)
Conductor:  Richard Stamp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of London
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
22. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Christopher Parkening. 
23. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 4th movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
24. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Werner Jacob (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
25. Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. 
26. Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005: 3rd movement, Largo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
27. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Christian Ferras (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 38 Secs. 
28. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Wilhelm Kempff. 
29. Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053: 2nd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
30. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Stanislav Bunin. 

Sound Samples

Double Violin Cocnerto in D Minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.3 in D major, BWV1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Air
Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Sarabande
Cantata No. 208, 'Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd' (Hunt Cantata) BWV208: Aria: Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2002 Digital Remaster), Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Sarabande
Siciliana (From "Flute Sonata No.2 in E flt major, BVW. 1031")
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Suite in G minor BWV 995 (performed in A minor): Allemande
Partita No.4 En Ré Majeur BWV 828 : V. Sarabande
Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV147 (1995 Digital Remaster), PART 2: Chorale: Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
3 Sonatas and 3 Partitas BWV1001-1006, Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV1003: III. Andante
Cantata No. 156, 'Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe' BWV156: Sinfonia
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2002 Digital Remaster), Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Sarbande
Suite in G minor BWV 995 (performed in A minor): Sarabande
Three Sonatas for Viola da gamba and obbligato Harpsichord BWV1027-29 (1978 Digital Remaster), Sonata No. 3 in G minor BWV1029: II. Adagio
Orgel-Büchlein BWV599-644 (1992 Digital Remaster): O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV622
Christmas Oratorio BWV248 (arr. Stokowski) (1997 Digital Remaster): Sinfonia
French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816: Sarabande
Suite in E minor BWV 996: Sarabande
Partita No.3 in E, BWV 1006 (1999 Digital Remaster): II. Loure
Keyboard Concerto in E BWV1053: II. Siciliano
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82: Aria: Schlummert ein
Concerto for Oboe d`Amore, BWV 1055: Larghetto
Prelude No. 1 from Well-Tempered Clavier
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2002 Digital Remaster), Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Sarabande
Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Komm, süsser Tod BWV478 (1997 Digital Remaster)
Sonata No.3 in C, BWV 1005 (1999 Digital Remaster): III. Largo
Arioso (From "Cembalo Concerto in F minor, BWV. 1056")
Concerto for Two Violins and Strings in D minor BWV1043 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Largo ma non tanto

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