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Very Best Of Bach

Bach
Release Date: 01/13/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 338158   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Werner JacobJonathan ReesJane MurdochMarc Hantaď,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew ParrottPhilip LedgerJonathan ReesMonica Huggett,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner PlayersTaverner ConsortScottish Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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"Following the success of the 'Very Best of...' singer and other releases, Virgin Classics presents six composer compilations featuring the best of each composer and the cream of the label's artists. Virgin Classic. Virgin. 2006 "Following the success of the 'Very Best of...' singer and other releases, Virgin Classics presents six composer compilations featuring the best of each composer and the cream of the label's artists. Virgin Classic. Virgin. 2006 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Werner Jacob (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
2.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Overture by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jonathan Rees (Violin), Jane Murdoch (Violin)
Conductor:  Jonathan Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 39 Secs. 
6.
Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013: 1st movement, Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marc Hantaď (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1720s; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
7.
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 1, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet), Nancy Argenta ()
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sonnerie
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Bob van Asperen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 13 Secs. 
10.
Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78: Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten, o Jesu, o Meister by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edith Mathis ()
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
11.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Minuet by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
12.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
13.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
14.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 4th movement, Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
15.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 6th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
16.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Kyrie eleison by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 21 Secs. 
17.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marcello Busi (Harpsichord), Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord), Bernhard Klapprott (Harpsichord),
Carsten Lohff (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 12 Secs. 
19.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 58, Es ist vollbracht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jérôme Hantaď ()
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
20.
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Werner Jacob (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
21.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe), John Holloway (Violin), Marion Verbruggen (Recorder),
David Staff (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 28 Secs. 
22.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (), Peter Lika ()
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
23.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Quia fecit mihi magna by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (), Peter Lika ()
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
24.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Deposuit potentes by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (), Peter Lika ()
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
25.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
26.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
27.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Agnus Dei by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernarda Fink ()
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
28.
Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29: no 1, Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
29.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
30.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 67, Ruhet wohl, ihr heilgen Gebeine by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Toccata und Fuge d-moll BWV 565 (1992 Digital Remaster): Toccata -: Toccata und Fuge d-moll BWV 565 (1992 Remastered Version): Toccata -
Toccata und Fuge d-moll BWV 565 (1992 Digital Remaster): Fuge: Toccata und Fuge d-moll BWV 565 (1992 Remastered Version): Fuge
Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV147: Choral: Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Ouverture
Bach, JS: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air (Air on the G-String): Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air (Air on the G-String)
Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: I. Vivace
Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: III. Allegro
Partita in A minor for solo flute BWV 1013: I. Allemande
Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51: Aria : Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!
Suites for Cello, Suite No. 1 in G Major BWV 1007: Prelude
Harpsichord Concerto in F minor BWV1056: I. [Allegro]
Harpsichord Concerto in F minor BWV1056: II. Largo
Harpsichord Concerto in F minor BWV1056: III. Presto
Cantata "Jesu, der du meine Seele" BWV 78: Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsiger Schritten
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Menuet
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie
'Goldberg' Variations BWV988 (Aria with divers variations): Aria
Bach: Die Lauten-Suiten (The Lute Suites), Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Bourrée: Die Lauten-Suiten (The Lute Suites), Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Bourrée
Bach: Die Lauten-Suiten (The Lute Suites), Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Gigue: Die Lauten-Suiten (The Lute Suites), Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Gigue
Bach, JS: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Kyrie eleison: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Kyrie eleison
3 Sonatas and 3 Partitas BWV1001-1006, Partita No. 3 in E BWV1006: I. Preludio
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor BWV1065: I. Allegro
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor BWV1065: II. Largo
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor BWV1065: III. Allegro
Aria: Es ist vollbracht ... Der Held aus Juda (from St John Passion BWV245)
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 (1992 Remastered Version)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F BWV1047: I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F BWV1047: II. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F BWV1047: III. Allegro assai
Magnificat in D BWV243: Coro: Magnificat anima mea
Magnificat in D major/D-dur/en ré majeur BWV 243: Aria: Basso: "Quia fecit mihi magna"
Magnificat in D BWV243: Aria: Tenore: Deposuit potentes
Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Praeludium
Bach, JS: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: Gigue: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: Gigue
Mass in B minor BWV 232, Agnus Dei: Aria - Agnus Dei - mezzo soprano
Cantata No. 29, 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir' BWV29: Sinfonia
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier BWV846-869, Book One, No. 1 in C major BWV846: Prelude
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, BWV 846-869, Book One, No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846: Fugue
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.39 Rhut wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine

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