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The Best Baroque Album In The World...ever!


Release Date: 04/04/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 54468   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelTomaso AlbinoniJohann PachelbelAntonio Vivaldi,   ... 
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinAlan CurtisGuy TouvronBernard Soustrot,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerAlberto LysySir Charles MackerrasSir David Willcocks,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsCamerata LysyPrague Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
2.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
3.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
4.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
5.
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 
6.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
7.
Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
8.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
11.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alan Curtis (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
12.
Suite de Symphonies no 1: 1st movement, Rondeau by Jean Joseph Mouret
Performer:  Guy Touvron (Trumpet), Bernard Soustrot (Trumpet), Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Wallez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; France 
13.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 4, Réjouissance by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
14.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
15.
Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Rondeau by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
16.
Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino": 1st movement, allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  George Malcolm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
17.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Jordi Savall (Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
18.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - 7th movement, Largo "Pastorale" by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Jean-Patrice Brosse (Harpsichord), Georges Armand (Violin)
Conductor:  Georges Armand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Rome, Italy 
Notes: Composition written: Rome, Italy (1708 - 1712). 
19.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
20.
Te Deum in D major, H 146: Prelude by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1690; France 
21.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
22.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
23.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Ferras (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
24.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Laudate pueri a 8 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
25.
Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Performer:  Gerald Finley (Cantor), Timothy Beasley-Murray (Treble)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
26.
Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet), Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
27.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
28.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Philip Pickett (Recorder), Mark Bennett (Trumpet),
Celia Nicklin (Oboe), Kenneth Sillito (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
29.
Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in A major, Op. 13 no 5/G 281: Minuet by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Spain 
30.
March and Canzona in C minor, Z 860 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
31.
Musique héroïque: La Réjouissance, TV 50 no 42 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  David Munrow (Recorder), Christopher Hogwood (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1728; Germany 
32.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
33.
Les fêtes d'Hébé: Musette en Rondeau by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Paris, France 
34.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
35.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
36.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 202/L 498 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
37.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anthony Bailes (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Strings members
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
38.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
39.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 4, Zion hört die Wächter singen, das Herz tut in ihr by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
40.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
41.
Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58c by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
42.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

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