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Essential Baroque - 35 Great Masterpieces


Release Date: 10/08/2002 
Label:  London/Decca   Catalog #: 472572   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann PachelbelJohann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric HandelJeremiah Clarke,   ... 
Performer:  Claude MonteuxGeorge MalcolmIona BrownAndrás Schiff,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl MünchingerSir Neville MarrinerSir Charles MackerrasSir Colin Davis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsScottish Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
3. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Claude Monteux (Flute), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
5. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Laird Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 11/L 352 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
8. 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 24 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
9. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maurice Hasson (Violin), Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 8, Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
11. Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Philip Jones (Trumpet), John Wilbraham (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
12. Suite de Symphonies no 1: 1st movement, Rondeau by Jean Joseph Mouret
Performer:  Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Simon Preston (Organ), Hannes Läubin (Trumpet),
Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet), Friedrich Held (Trumpet), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
13. Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430: no 4, Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
14. Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
15. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir,  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Simon Standage (Violin)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
18. L'honestŕ negli amori: Giŕ il sole dal Gange by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Alberto Mantovani (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
20. Caro mio ben by Tommaso Giordani
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This work is erroneously attributed to Giuseppe Giordani. 
21. Premier livre de pičces: Troisičme Suite - Le coucou by Louis-Claude Daquin
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1735; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
22. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
23. 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: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
24. Concerto for Viola in G major, TV 51 no G 9: 1st movement, Largo by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Cino Ghedin (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1716-1721; Frankfurt, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
25. Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
26. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
27. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
28. Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Jig by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Air" and "Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Hornpipe." 
29. Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Hornpipe by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Air" and "Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Jig." 
30. Trio Sonatas (6) for 2 Oboes, Bassoon and Basso Continuo, ZWV 181: no 6 in C minor - Allegro by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer:  Lucio Buccarella (Double Bass), Christiane Jaccottet (Harpsichord), Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon),
Maurice Bourgue (Oboe), Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
31. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Arpád Gerecz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Solistes Romands
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
32. Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 906 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
33. Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Air by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Jig" and "Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Hornpipe." 
34. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - 7th movement, Largo "Pastorale" by Arcangelo Corelli
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Rome, Italy (1708 - 1712). 
35. Dardanus: Overture by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739/1744; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
36. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. 
37. Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Takashi Ochi (Mandolin), Sylvia Ochi (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Paul Kuentz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 

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