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Johann Sebastian Bach - The Essentials


Release Date: 02/10/2009 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2968096   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean-Guihen QueyrasAndrew ManzeBernarda FinkAndreas Staier,   ... 
Conductor:  Philippe HerreweghePetra MüllejansKonrad JunghänelRené Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music BerlinGhent Collegium VocaleGhent Collegium Vocale Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

How can one sum up on two CDs all that Johann Sebastian Bach contributed to music? The artists of harmonia mundi offer you this concise survey which brings together some of his key works-carefully chosen highlights which aim above all to whet your appetite for further discoveries. How can one sum up on two CDs all that Johann Sebastian Bach contributed to music? The artists of harmonia mundi offer you this concise survey which brings together some of his key works-carefully chosen highlights which aim above all to whet your appetite for further discoveries. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 76a, Und Joseph nahm den Leib by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 78, Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4. Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
5. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Andrew Manze. 
6. Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170: no 1, Vergnügte Ruh' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Petra Müllejans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
7. Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Preis und Dank by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
8. Partite sopra "O Gott, du frommer Gott", BWV 767 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1700; Lüneburg, Germany 
9. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
10. Das neugeborne Kindelein, BWV 122: no 4, Ist Gott versëhnt und unser Freund by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vasiljka Jezovsek (Soprano), Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
11. Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21: no 2, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  La Chapelle Royale Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
12. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
13. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
14. Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Weimar, Germany 
15. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: 1st movement, Vivace by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Harpsichord), Juan Manuel Quintana (Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
16. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Gilbert (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
17. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 16 "Ouverture" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Gilbert (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
18. Der Friede sei mit dir, BWV 158: no 2, Welt, ade! ich bin dein müde by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
19. Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  La Chapelle Royale Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
20. Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Omnes generationes by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Barbara Schlick (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  La Chapelle Royale Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
21. Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul O'Dette (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
22. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata no 1, Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1734 - 1735). 
23. Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV 229: Komm, Jesu, komm by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sibylla Rubens (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
24. Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lionel Rogg (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
25. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Sanctus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
26. Pastorale in F major, BWV 590: 3rd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
27. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 

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