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The #1 Baroque Album


Release Date: 07/03/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4757492   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJohann PachelbelJohann Sebastian BachHenry Purcell,   ... 
Performer:  Christophe RoussetDaniel ChorzempaHeinz HolligerMarisa Robles,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerKarl MünchingerSimon PrestonIona Brown,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsStuttgart Chamber OrchestraAcademy of Ancient Music,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 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 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Karl Münchinger 
3.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Karl Münchinger 
4.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
5.
Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Rondeau by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
6.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel Chorzempa (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7.
Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor, BWV 1059: 2nd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written:   
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
9.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 4, Réjouissance by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
10.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - 7th movement, Largo "Pastorale" by Arcangelo Corelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Rome, Italy (1708 - 1712). 
11.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Salvatore Accardo (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maurice Hasson (Violin), Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
14.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Harry Bicket
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jan Jansen (Harpsichord), Maarten Jansen (Cello), Liz Kennym (Theorbo),
Janine Jansen (Violin), Julian Rachlin (Viola), Candida Thompson (Violin),
Henk Rubingh (Violin), Stacey Watton (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": 3rd movement, Presto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jan Jansen (Harpsichord), Candida Thompson (Violin), Janine Jansen (Violin),
Liz Kennym (Theorbo), Maarten Jansen (Cello), Julian Rachlin (Viola),
Stacey Watton (Double Bass), Henk Rubingh (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
17.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
18.
Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Philip Jones (Trumpet), Elgar Howarth (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
19.
Premier livre de pièces: Troisième Suite - Le coucou by Louis-Claude Daquin
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1735; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
20.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Martin Haselböck (Organ)
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
21.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
22.
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: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
23.
Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
24.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715/1736; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
25.
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 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
26.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Candida Thompson (Violin), Henk Rubingh (Violin), Julian Rachlin (Viola),
Stacey Watton (Double Bass), Maarten Jansen (Cello), Liz Kennym (Theorbo),
Jan Jansen (Harpsichord), Janine Jansen (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
27.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
28.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
29.
Xerse: Ombra mai fu by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1654; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
31.
Nulla in mundo pax sincera in E, RV 630: Excerpt(s) by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
32.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
33.
Stabat Mater in F minor, RV 621: O quam tristis by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Stabat Mater in F minor, RV 621: Cujus animam gementem." 
34.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
35.
Concerto for Violin in E major: Affettuoso by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Iona Brown ()
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
36.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Conductor:  George Malcolm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Gian-Francesco Malipiero. 
37.
Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Andreas Scholl (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
38.
Miserere mei Deus: Excerpt(s) by Gregorio Allegri
Performer:  Alastair Hussain (Treble)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
39.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
40.
Stabat Mater in F minor, RV 621: Cujus animam gementem by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Stabat Mater in F minor, RV 621: O quam tristis." 

Sound Samples

Solomon HWV 67 / Act 3: The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
Canon in D
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, Cantata BWV 208: Sheep May Safely Graze
Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971: 1. (Allegro)
Abdelazer: Rondeau
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata
Gloria in D, R.589: Gloria in excelsis
Concerto for Oboe, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1059 - reconstruction after Concerto for Harpsichord, Oboe, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1059: 2. Siciliano
Stabat Mater, R.621: 1. Stabat mater 2. Cuius animan 3. O quam tristis
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 4. La réjouissance
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben Cantata, BWV 147: Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
Concerto grosso in G minor, Op.6, No.8 "fatto per la notte di Na tale": 3. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
Violin Concerto No.4 in E, TWV51: E3: 1. Affettuoso
Prelude and Fugue in C (WTK, Book I, No.1), BWV 846: Prelude
Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1. (Allegro moderato)
Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D, RV.93: 2. Largo
Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto
Rinaldo / Act 2: "Lascia ch'io pianga"
12 Violin Concertos, Op.8 "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell' invenzione" / Concerto No. 1 in E Major for solo violin "La Primavera: 1. Allegro
12 Violin Concertos, Op.8 "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell' invenzione" / Concerto No. 2 in G minor for solo violin, "L'Estate": 3. Presto
Oboe Concerto In D Minor: 2. Adagio
Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068: 2. Air
Trumpet Voluntary
Messiah / Part 3: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
Stabat Mater: 1. Stabat Mater
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in D Major: Hornpipe
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 7. Badinerie
12 Violin Concertos, Op.8 "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell' invenzione" / Concerto No. 4 in F minor for solo violin,"L'Inverno": 2. Largo
Miserere
Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2: "Hallelujah"
Premier livre de pieces de clavecin (1735) - Troisième Suite: Le coucou
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050: 3. Allegro
Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations": Aria
Dido and Aeneas / Act 3: "Thy Hand, Belinda...When I Am Laid In Earth"
Serse / Act 1: "Ombra mai fù"
Water Music Suite / Water Music Suite in F Major: Air
Nulla in mundo pax, R.630: Nulla in mundo pax sincera (excerpt)
Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem No.1, HWV 258)

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 Stunning! March 20, 2014 By Haidee H. (West Vancouver, BC) See All My Reviews "This is the most exquisite collection of Baroque music that I have ever heard. Every performance ( 39 on 2 CD's) is totally stunning! The quality of each recording is superb. Ten Stars in my opinion." Report Abuse
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