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Essential Baroque

Essential Baroque / Various
Release Date: 02/23/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 95429   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiJohann PachelbelGeorge Frideric HandelTomaso Albinoni,   ... 
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinGerald FinleyGeorge MalcolmWilliam Bennett,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerSir Charles MackerrasStephen CleoburyYehudi Menuhin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata LysyAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsEarly Music Consort of London,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3. 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: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor: Excerpt(s) by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
5. Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
6. Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
7. Miserere mei Deus: Excerpt(s) by Gregorio Allegri
Performer:  Gerald Finley (Cantor)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
9. Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Rondeau by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 4, Réjouissance by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
11. Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino": 1st movement, allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  George Malcolm
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
12. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - 7th movement, Pastorale "Largo" by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Georges Armand (Violin), Jean-Patrice Brosse (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Georges Armand
Period: Baroque 
Written: Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
13. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles ()
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
14. Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
15. Te Deum: Prelude (Excerpt) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
16. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
17. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet), Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
18. Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
19. Vespro della Beata Vergine: Laudate pueri a 8 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
20. Funeral Music for Queen Mary: March by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
21. Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58c by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
22. Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425: 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
23. Les Fętes d'Hébé: Musette et tambourin en rondeau by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
24. Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 202/L 498 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
25. Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 1st movement, Allegro giusto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anthony Bailes (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
26. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
27. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
28. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
29. 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: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
30. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jordi Savall (), Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
31. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alan Curtis (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
32. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
33. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
34. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Christian Ferras (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
35. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Celia Nicklin (Oboe), Mark Bennett (Trumpet),
Philip Pickett (Recorder)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
36. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
37. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
38. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
39. 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 26 Secs. 
40. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 4, Zion hört die Wächter singen, das Herz tut in ihr by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
41. Suite in A minor: Réjouissance by Georg P. Telemann
Performer:  Christopher Hogwood (Harpsichord), David Munrow (Recorder)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1735; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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