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The Book Lover's Companion - Bach, Beethoven, Brahms


Release Date: 09/01/1998 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 462773   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachLudwig van BeethovenJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Friedrich GuldaArthur GrumiauxHeinz HolligerWilliam Bennett,   ... 
Conductor:  Edo De WaartSir Neville MarrinerJames Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsI Musici,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 854 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 17 in A flat major, BWV 862 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
5.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Rondeau 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). 
6.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Sarabande 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). 
7.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Minuet 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). 
8.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 7 in E flat major, BWV 876 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 12 in F minor, BWV 881 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
11.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Louis Steuerman (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
12.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Courante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
13.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 19 in A major, BWV 888 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
14.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 21 in B flat major, BWV 890 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
15.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Teresa Garatti (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
16.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Scholz (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
17.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 2nd movement, Adagio molto espressivo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lev Oborin (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 96: 2nd movement, Adagio espressivo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lev Oborin (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 12 no 2: 2nd mvt, Andante piu tosto allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lev Oborin (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Quartet for Strings no 16 in F major, Op. 135: 3rd movement, Lento assai by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 7 in C minor, Op. 30 no 2: 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lev Oborin (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 8 in G major, Op. 30 no 3: 2nd movement, Tempo di Minuetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lev Oborin (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 12 no 3: 2nd mvt, Adagio con molto espressione by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lev Oborin (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Quartet for Strings no 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 no 6: 2nd movement, Adagio ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke": 3rd movement, Andante cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78: 1st movement, Vivace ma non troppo by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Austria 
27.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120 no 1: 3rd movement, Allegretto grazioso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  George Pieterson (Clarinet), Hephzibah Menuhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Austria 
28.
Serenade no 1 in D major, Op. 11: 4th movement, Minuets I and II by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
29.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100: 2nd movement, Andante tranquillo/Vivace by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
30.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 101: 3rd movement, Andante grazioso by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
31.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 120 no 2: 2nd movement, Allegro appassionato by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  George Pieterson (Clarinet), Hephzibah Menuhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Austria 
32.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100: 3rd movement, Allegretto grazioso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
33.
Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114: 3rd movement, Andante grazioso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  George Pieterson (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
34.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 51 no 1: 2nd movement, Romanze by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865-1873; Austria 
35.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34: 2nd movement, Andante un poco adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Werner Haas (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Octet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1864; Austria 
36.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Herbert Stähr (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Octet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
37.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
38.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Forlane by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
39.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Minuet 1 and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
40.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Bourée I by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
41.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Bourée II by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
42.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Passepieds 1 and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
43.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Louis Steuerman (Piano)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Prelude and Fugue in C (WTK, Book I, No.1), BWV 846: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in E (WTK, Book I, No.9), BWV 854: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in A flat (WTK, Book I, No.17), BWV 862: Prelude
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Piano performance: 2. Largo
Concerto for Violin, Oboe, and Strings in D minor, BWV 1060: 2. Adagio
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 2. Rondeau
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 3. Sarabande
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 6. Menuet
Prelude and Fugue in E flat (WTK, Book II, No.7), BWV 876: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in F minor (WTK, Book II, No.12), BWV 881: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.4), BWV 849: Prelude
Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971: 2. Andante
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 2. Courante
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 3. Gavotte I-II
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 4. Forlane
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 5. Menuet I-II
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 6. Bourrée I-II
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 7. Passepied I-II
Prelude and Fugue in A (WTK, Book II, No.19), BWV 888: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in B flat (WTK, Book II, No.21), BWV 890: Prelude
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 2. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051: 3. Allegro
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring": 2. Adagio molto espressivo
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G, Op.96: 2. Adagio espressivo
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in A, Op.12 No.2: 2. Andante piů tosto allegretto
String Quartet No.16 in F, Op.135: 3. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2: 2. Adagio cantabile
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3: 2. Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3: 2. Adagio con molt' espressione
String Quartet No.6 in B flat, Op.18 No.6: 2. Adagio ma non troppo
Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 "Archduke": 3. Andante cantabile, ma perň con moto - Poco piů adagio

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