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Essential Bach

Essential Bach / Various
Release Date: 02/23/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 95424   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter HurfordJosef SukRichard EgarrGeorge Malcolm,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerSir David WillcocksPaul TortelierSir Philip Ledger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 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: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2.
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 30 Secs. 
3.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Hurford (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Paul Tortelier
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5.
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. 
6.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 4, Bereite dich, Zion by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
8.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816: no 4, Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
9.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Crucifixus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
10.
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 18 Secs. 
11.
Fugue in G major, BWV 577 "Gigue" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Hurford (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
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 50 Secs. 
13.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor, BWV 847 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Salvatore Accardo (Violin), Leslie Pearson (Harpsichord), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Salvatore Accardo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
15.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
16.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Jordi Savall ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
17.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mark Bennett (Trumpet), Celia Nicklin (Oboe), Philip Pickett (Recorder),
Kenneth Sillito (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
18.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
19.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
20.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Tipo (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
21.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
22.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 6th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
23.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Bist du bei mir, BWV 508 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
24.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042: 3rd Movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
25.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
26.
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031: 2nd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lionel Rogg (Harpsichord), Michel Debost (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
27.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
28.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
29.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Minuet by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
30.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
31.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sir David Willcocks (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
32.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Leon Goossens (Oboe), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
33.
Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
34.
Two-Part Invention no 8 in F major, BWV 779 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
35.
Two-Part Invention no 13 in A minor, BWV 784 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
36.
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto": 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729-1741; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
37.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Catherine Latham (Recorder), Philip Pickett (Recorder), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
38.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Cum sancto spiritu by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048: I. [Allegro]
Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV 147, Part II, Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (choir): Bach: Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV 147, Part II, Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (choir)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565 (attrib.): Toccata
Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565 (attrib.): Fugue
Air 'on the G string' from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D BWV1068 (1989 Remastered Version): Air 'on the G string' from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D BWV1068
Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E BWV1006 (1988 Remastered Version): Preludio: Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E BWV1006 (1988 Digital Remaster): Preludio
Christmas Oratorio BWV248 (1996 Remastered Version), CANTATA 1: Bereite dich, Zion: Christmas Oratorio BWV248 (1996 Digital Remaster), CANTATA 1: Bereite dich, Zion
Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 (1989 Remastered Version): I. [Allegro]: Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 (1989 Digital Remaster): I. [Allegro]
French Suite No. 5 in G BWV816: Gavotte
Mass in B minor BWV232, Symbolum Nicenum: Crucifixus (chorus)
Harpsichord Concerto in F minor BWV1056 (1994 Remastered Version): II. Largo: Harpsichord Concerto in F minor BWV1056 (1994 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
Fugue in G 'Jig' BWV577
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier BWV846-869, Book One, No. 1 in C major BWV846: Prelude
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier BWV846-869, Book One, No. 2 in C minor BWV847: Fugue
Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto: Bach, JS: Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Concerto in the Italian style (Italian Concerto) BWV971 (1988 Remastered Version): I. Allegro: Concerto in the Italian style (Italian Concerto) BWV971 (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Three Sonatas for Viola da gamba and obbligato Harpsichord BWV1027-29 (1978 Remastered Version), Sonata No. 3 in G minor BWV1029: II. Adagio: Three Sonatas for Viola da gamba and obbligato Harpsichord BWV1027-29 (1978 Digital Remaster), Sonata No. 3 in G minor BWV1029: II. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047: III. Allegro assai
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: I. Magnificat
Sheep may safely graze from Cantata No. 208 (arr. Marriner)
'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988: Aria: Bach, JS: 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988: Aria
Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV 1007-12, Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007: Prélude
Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV 1007-12, Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007: Gigue
Bist du bei mir (from the notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach) (1991 Remastered Version): Bist du bei mir (from the notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach)
Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 (1989 Remastered Version): III. Allegro assai: Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 (1989 - Remaster): III. Allegro assai
St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (highlights) (1989 Remastered Version): Aria (alto): Erbarme dich, mein Gott: St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (highlights) (1989 Digital Remaster): Aria (alto): Erbarme dich, mein Gott
St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (highlights) (1989 Remastered Version): Chorale: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden: St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (highlights) (1989 Digital Remaster): Chorale: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Flute Sonata in E Flat, BWV 1031 (1992 Remastered Version): II. Siciliano: Flute Sonata in E Flat, BWV 1031 (1992 Digital Remaster): II. Siciliano
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Cantata II: Pastoral Symphony (Sinfonia)
4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.2 in B Minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings): Rondeau
4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.2 in B Minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings): Menuet
4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-9, Suite No.2 in B Minor, BWV 1067 (flute and strings): Badinerie
Chorales & chorale preludes for Advent & Christmas (1989 Remastered Version), Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme: Chorale BWV 140.vii: Chorales & chorale preludes for Advent & Christmas (1989 Digital Remaster), Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme: Chorale BWV 140.vii
Concerto for violin, oboe and strings, BWV 1060 (1998 Remastered Version): Allegro: Concerto for violin, oboe and strings, BWV 1060 (1998 Digital Remaster): Allegro
15 Two-Part & Three-Part Inventions, BWV 772-801 (1996 Remastered Version), 15 Two-Part Inventions BWV 772-786: No.1 in C, BWV 772: 15 Two-Part & Three-Part Inventions, BWV 772-801 (1996 Digital Remaster), 15 Two-Part Inventions BWV 772-786: No.1 in C, BWV 772
15 Two-Part & Three-Part Inventions, BWV 772-801 (1996 Remastered Version), 15 Two-Part Inventions BWV 772-786: No.8 in F, BWV 779: 15 Two-Part & Three-Part Inventions, BWV 772-801 (1996 Digital Remaster), 15 Two-Part Inventions BWV 772-786: No.8 in F, BWV 779
15 Two-Part & Three-Part Inventions, BWV 772-801 (1996 Remastered Version), 15 Two-Part Inventions BWV 772-786: No.13 in A minor, BWV 784: 15 Two-Part & Three-Part Inventions, BWV 772-801 (1996 Digital Remaster), 15 Two-Part Inventions BWV 772-786: No.13 in A minor, BWV 784
Concerto for Flute, Violin & Harpsichord in A Minor, BWV 1044 (1988 Remastered Version): II. Adagio, ma non troppo, e dolce: Concerto for Flute, Violin & Harpsichord in A Minor, BWV 1044 (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio, ma non troppo, e dolce
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049: I. Allegro
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, Missa: Cum Sancto Spiritu (chorus)

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 Arkiv CD order review April 3, 2013 By Alexander H. (Cranford, NJ) See All My Reviews ""Essential Bach" consisted of 2 CDs. The first CD did not play in my CD player, but the second one was OK. A second "Essential Bach" was sent to me as a replacement order. Neither of the two CDs played in my CD player. Other CDs I have worked well in the CD player." Report Abuse
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