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Build Your Baby's Brain 4 - Through The Power Of Bach


Release Date: 01/11/2000 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 65952   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Lutz KirchhofAnner BylsmaGustav LeonhardtAnthony Newman,   ... 
Conductor:  Eugene OrmandyRaymond LeppardRichard KappHartmut Haenchen,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia OrchestraEnglish Chamber OrchestraNew York Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When putting together albums like this, producers often cite "The Mozart Effect" as evidence of classical music's remarkable bolstering effect on IQ. While some question the relevancy of those studies, it's common sense that exposing kids to music rich in culture will start them on the road toward a greater appreciation of the world around them.
BUILDING BABY'S BRAIN 4 features some of J.S. Bach's most appealing pieces. Unlike other children's classical music recordings, this album is organized into more than just nap time and playtime music. It includes merry dances, marches and even simple musical exercises originally composed as tutorials.
As the father to twenty children of his own, Bach had a special connection to children. The
Read more kids who enjoy his music may or may not be smarter because of it, but their lives are certainly richer for it. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1968 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Lucien Cailliet 
2.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1968 
Venue:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: William Walton 
3.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/30/1959 
Venue:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1987 
Venue:  Liederkranzhalle, Stuttgart, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 5th movement, Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1987 
Venue:  Liederkranzhalle, Stuttgart, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anner Bylsma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1979 
Venue:  Eching, Bavaria, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
7.
Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1974 
Venue:  Baptist Church, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
8.
Two-Part Invention no 4 in D minor, BWV 775 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1974 
Venue:  Baptist Church, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
9.
Two-Part Invention no 8 in F major, BWV 779 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1974 
Venue:  Baptist Church, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
10.
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anthony Newman (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1985-86 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
11.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 30 "Quodlibet" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anthony Newman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Nuremberg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1985-86 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
12.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anthony Newman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1985-86 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
13.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
14.
Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe, BWV 156: Sinfonia/Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Taylor (Oboe)
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/18/1984 
Venue:  Presbyterian Church, Rye, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
15.
O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34: no 3, Wohl euch, ihr auserwahlten Seelen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Taylor (Oboe d'amore)
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1740; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/18/1984 
Venue:  Presbyterian Church, Rye, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
16.
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 5, Alleluia, Alleluia by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edward Carroll (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/18/1984 
Venue:  Presbyterian Church, Rye, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
17.
Vereingte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten, BWV 207: March by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1984 
Venue:  Presbyterian Church, Rye, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
18.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Arlesheim, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: This work, formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to have
been composed by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel. 
19.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1968 
Venue:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Eugene Ormandy 
20.
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "Great G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anthony Newman (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1985-86 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
21.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1991 
Venue:  Church of Jesus Christ, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 16 Minutes 41 Secs. 
22.
Vereingte Zwietracht, BWV 207: no 1, Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1984 
Venue:  Presbyterian Church, Rye, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Conductor:  Milan Munclinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ars Rediviva
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1982 
Venue:  Prague, Czechoslovakia 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Milan Munclinger 

Sound Samples

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata No. 208
Sleepers Awake from Cantata No. 140
Air From Suite No. 3 "Air on the G String"
Aria: "Be Thou But Near"
I. Prelude from Lute Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a
II. Largo from Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996V. Bourrée
II. Largo from Concerto in G minor for Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo, BWV 1056
I. Prélude from Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Invention No. 1 in C Major, BWV 772
Invention No. 4 in D minor
Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779
Fugue in G minor "Little"
Fugue in G minor "Great"
Variation 30 (Quodlibet)
Aria da capo
Badinerie from Suite No. 2 in B minor
I. Sinfonia. Adagio from Cantata BWV 156
III. Aria "Wohl euch, ihr auserwählten Seelen" from Cantata BWV 34 "O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe"
V. (Aria) "Alleluja" from Cantata BWV 51 "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen"
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I. Coro "Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten"
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II. Adagio
III. Allegro

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