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Bach For Babies - Fun And Games For Budding Brains


Release Date: 04/13/1999 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 462949   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Jean Louis SteuermanSviatoslav RichterPepe RomeroCeledonio Romero,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerBarry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsCanadian BrassEnglish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Whether or not one accepts the premise that playing Bach to an infant is the equivalent of planting seeds in the child's mental garden, this disc offers an entertaining program. Concentrating on shorter, lighter movements, the disc shows the quick and nimble side of Bach, performed in a wide variety of styles ranging from the classical earnestness of legendary pianist Sviatoslav Richter to the jazz-influenced arrangements of John Lewis and the unabashedly hokey Dixieland tootling of the Canadian Brass.
There's a lot of good material here, and this could indeed serve as a worthy introduction to Bach for children. Interestingly, the program concludes with the wonderfully serene aria from the Anna Magdalena Bach book, 'Bist du bei mir,'
Read more which is now believed to be the work of another composer. Whether this will have any effect on the youngsters remains to be seen. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Louis Steuerman (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2. Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Menuet I & II by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Louis Steuerman (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
3. English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808: Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4. French Suite no 6 in E major, BWV 817: Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5. Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009: 5th movement, Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Pepe Romero 
6. Prelude in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Celedonio Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Celedonio Romero
This selection is an ADD recording. 
7. 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 30 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
8. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 3rd movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
9. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Howard Collins (Guitar), Marc Johnson (Double Bass), John Lewis (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Lewis 
10. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor, BWV 847 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Luther Henderson 
11. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
12. Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010: 5th movement, Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Celedonio Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Celedonio Romero 
13. Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Louis Steuerman (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
14. Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: R. Romm 
15. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 3rd movement, Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michala Petri (Recorder), Elizabeth Selin (Recorder), Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
16. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
17. Concerto for Oboe in D minor, BWV 1059: 2nd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written:   
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
18. Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a: 3rd movement, Gavotte en Rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Graf (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
19. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031: 2nd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Graf (Harp), Irena Grafenauer (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
20. Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Minuet in D minor, BWV Anh. 132 [doubtful] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Celedonio Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: This work is no longer believed to have been composed by J.S. Bach. 
21. Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012: 5th movement, Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Celedonio Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
22. Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This work, formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to have
been composed by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel. 

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