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50 Best Baroque


Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 57503   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJeremiah ClarkeJohn DowlandHenry Purcell,   ... 
Performer:  Crispian Steele-PerkinsGérard LesneSusan GrahamJames Bowman,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen CleoburyRichard HickoxAndrew ParrottEmmanuelle Haïm,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  FretworkTaverner PlayersOrlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2.
Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
3.
Lachrimae or Seaven Teares: Lachrimae antiquae by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4.
Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Rondeau by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
5.
Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
Length: 10 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6.
With lilies white by William Byrd
Performer:  Gérard Lesne ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1608; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Overture by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
8.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Susan Graham ()
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
9.
Come, ye sons of art, away, Z 323 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  James Bowman (), Christopher Robson ()
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 57 Secs. 
10.
O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Boothby (), Organ] Paul [Harpsichord Nicholson (Organ), Nigel North (Lute),
Organ] Paul [Harpsichord Nicholson (Harpsichord), Nancy Argenta ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1687; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
11.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
12.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  James Bowman ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
13.
Messiah, HWV 56: He was despised and rejected by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  James Bowman ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 48 Secs. 
14.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
15.
Gloria in D major, RV 589: Excerpt(s) by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Ray Still (Oboe)
Conductor:  Richard Stamp
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
17.
Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in E major, Op. 11 no 5/G 275: 3rd movement, Minuet in A by Luigi Boccherini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
18.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
19.
Stabat mater: Opening by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Véronique Gens (), Gérard Lesne ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736-1736; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sonia Maurer (Mandolin), Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
21.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, B g5 "Devil's Trill": Allegro by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow (Violin), Orchestre d'Auvergne (Accordion)
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
22.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Chiara Banchini (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 0 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 444: 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Michel Sanvoisin (Recorder)
Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
24.
Fandango for Keyboard in A major, MV 1a by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Length: 10 Minutes 38 Secs. 
25.
Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae: Tenebrae Responsories - O vos omnes by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1585; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
26.
Diferencias sobre las Folias by Antonio Martín y Coll
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Period: Baroque 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
27.
Ay luna que reluces, villancico by Anonymous
Performer:  Montserrat Figueras ()
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
28.
Tres libros de musica en cifras: Pavana and galliard de Alexandra by Alonso de Mudarra
Conductor:  Nancy Hadden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Circa 1500
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1546; Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
29.
Messe de requiem consacrée à Luis ce Camoes: Sanctus by J. Domingos Bomtempo
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
30.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
31.
Canzonetta for Organ in A minor, BuxWV 225 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Nicholas Danby (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
32.
Cello Concerto in G minor: 3. Allegro non tanto by Georg Matthias Monn
Performer:  Balázs Maté (Cello)
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino Steffani
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
33.
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
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
34.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
35.
Concerto for four harpsichords, BWV 1065: 1. Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Carsten Lohff (Harpsichord), Marcello Bussi (Harpsichord), Bernhard Klapprott (Harpsichord),
Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Bob van Asperen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
36.
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 25 Secs. 
37.
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:  Ensemble Sonnerie
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
38.
Overture-Suite for Recorder, Strings and Basso Continuo in A minor, TV 55 no a 2: 2nd movement, Les plaisirs by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  David Munrow (Recorder)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700-1768 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
39.
Concerto for Oboe in F minor: 2nd movement, Largo by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Han de Vries (Oboe)
Conductor:  Bob van Asperen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700-1768 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
40.
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 39 Secs. 
41.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
42.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 58, Es ist vollbracht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Nelson
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
43.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 3rd movement, Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Monica Huggett (Violin), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Accordion), Rachel Beckett (Recorder),
Marion Scott (Recorder)
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
44.
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 34 Secs. 
45.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
46.
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 14 Secs. 
47.
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031: 2nd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michel Debost (Flute), Lionel Rogg (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
48.
Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069: Rejouissance by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
49.
Crucifixus by Antonio Lotti
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Zadok the Priest (Handel)
Ayres for the Theatre: Round 0 (The Prince of Denmark's March)
Lachrimae Antiquae from Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares
A Suite of Theatre Music: II. Rondeau (Abdelazer, or The Moor's Revenge Z.570 No. 2)
Spem in alium .
With lilies white (An elegy for Lady Magdalen Montague, d 1608)
Dido and Aeneas: Overture
Dido and Aeneas, ACT 3: Scene 2
Come ye sons of art, 1694, ode for Queen Mary (excerpts)
O Solitude! Z.406
Solomon HWV67: Sinfonia: Act 3, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Messiah HWV56, (PART 2): Hallelujah (chorus)
Messiah HWV56, (PART 2): He was despised (alto)
Water Music Suite No.2 in D
Gloria RV589: Gloria in excelsis
Concerto for Oboe and Strings in D minor (arr. Lauschmann): II. Adagio
String Quintet in E major Op. 11 No. 5 (G275): Minuetto in A
Sonata in D minor Kk 9
Stabat Mater pour soprano, contralto, corders et basse continue: Stabat Mater dolorosa
Concerto in G Major for 2 mandolines & strings, RV 532: I. Allegro
Crucifixus a 8
Concerto in G minor Op.1 No.4 (extract): Devil's Trill: Allegro
Le Quattro Stagioni (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione', Op. 8): Concerto No. 1 in E major RV269, 'La primavera'
Concerto for Recorder in C Major, Op.44 No.11
Fandango
Tenebrae Responsories (from 'Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae'), Holy Saturday: Second Nocturn: II.O vos omnes - Si est dolor - attendite
Diferencias sobre las Folias (1990 Digital Remaster)
Ay luna que reluzes
Pavan & galliard d'Alexandra
Requiem to the memory of Luiz Vaz de Camos Op. 23, Sanctus & Benedictus: Sanctus

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