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Release Date: 01/14/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 472758   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Severino GazzelloniFelix AyoHeinz HolligerMaurice André,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerReinhard GoebelGeorge GuestTrevor Pinnock,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I MusiciAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsMusica Antiqua Cologne,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute), Felix Ayo (Violin), Heinz Holliger (Oboe),
Maurice André (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3.
Overture in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831: Echo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rafael Puyana (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
5.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
6.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thurston Dart (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
7.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
8.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter White (Organ)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532: Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
10.
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
11.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 32 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052: 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 25 Secs. 
13.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Adeney (Flute), Emanuel Hurwitz (Violin), Sir Philip Ledger (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
15.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
16.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 5th movement, Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
17.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Karl Münchinger 
18.
Two-Part Invention no 4 in D minor, BWV 775 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
19.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 5 in D major, BWV 850 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalyn Tureck (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
20.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 35 Secs. 
21.
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Jesu, meine Freude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francis Daines (Double Bass), Bernard Richards (Cello), Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
22.
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564: Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Carlo Curley (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
23.
Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
24.
Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe, BWV 156: Sinfonia/Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
25.
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. 
26.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012: 6th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
27.
Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: no 5, Ricercar a 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Anton Webern (1934-35) 
28.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
29.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This work, formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to have
been composed by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel. 
30.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
31.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Rübsam (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 14 Secs. 
32.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 

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