Bach - Earthly and Divine

Release Date: 11/8/2011
Label: Alpha
Catalog Number: ALPHA889
Number of Discs: 6

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
200 page colour book + 6 CD's in a luxurious boxed set. Our idea in presenting this set of CDs with its accompanying book was to propose a hedonistic experience, centred on Johann Sebastian Bach, and including a rich array of texts, music and illustrations, sources above all of pleasure for the music lover. And this, not with any instructive aim, but rather as an invitation to rediscover Bach, the man and the musician; perhaps also to break with the austere, neo-Romantic image that still survives today. These six discs, bringing together a variety of performances and instrumentations, make no claim to represent a definitive view of Bach's works; this explains, for example, why some are present in several 'forms', while others are absent. It is our hope that everyone will savour the sensuality, spirituality and sheer genius of Johann Sebastian Bach!
Works on This Recording
1. Improvisation on Bach's Keyboard Concerto BWV 1056, for jazz ensemble by Raphaël Imbert
Performer: André Rossi (Organ), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Raphaël Imbert (Clarinet), Raphaël Imbert (Saxophone)
Conductor: Raphaël Imbert
2. Chaconne for Piano in D minor (after Bach, BWV 1004), K B24 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer: Jean-Marc Fabiano (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century
Written: ?1897 ;
3. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Bruno [Cello] Cocset (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
4. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 2nd movement, Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Bruno [Cello] Cocset (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
5. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 3rd movement, Courante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Dmitry Badiarov (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
6. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 4th movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Dmitry Badiarov (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
7. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Bruno [Cello] Cocset, Bertrand Cuiller (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
8. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yves Rechsteiner (Pedal Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
9. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E minor, BWV 1023: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Alain Gerveau (Cello), Helene [Violin] Schmitt (Violin), Jan Willem Jansen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714-1717 ;
10. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E minor, BWV 1023: 2nd movement, Adagio ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Alain Gerveau (Cello), Helene [Violin] Schmitt (Violin), Jan Willem Jansen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714-1717 ;
11. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E minor, BWV 1023: 3rd movement, Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Alain Gerveau (Cello), Helene [Violin] Schmitt (Violin), Jan Willem Jansen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714-1717 ;
12. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E minor, BWV 1023: 4th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Jan Willem Jansen (Harpsichord), Alain Gerveau (Cello), Helene [Violin] Schmitt (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714-1717 ;
13. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pablo Valetti (Violin), Céline [Harpsichord] Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
14. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 2 in D major, BWV 1028: 1st movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Arnaud de Pasquale (Harpsichord), Lucile Boulanger
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
15. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 2 in D major, BWV 1028: Allegro moderato by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Lucile Boulanger, Arnaud de Pasquale (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ;
16. Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pascal Monteilhet (Theorbo-Lute)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
17. Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012: 6th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pascal Monteilhet (Theorbo-Lute)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
18. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 3rd movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Edin Karamazov (Theorbo-Lute)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
19. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 4th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Edin Karamazov (Theorbo-Lute)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
20. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564: Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yves Rechsteiner (Pedal Harpsichord)
Written: 1708-17 ;
21. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Céline [Harpsichord] Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741-1742 ; Nuremberg, Germany
22. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation no 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Céline [Harpsichord] Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
23. French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Blandine Rannou (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
24. English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808: no 1, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Blandine Rannou (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1715 ; Weimar, Germany
25. English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808: no 4, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Blandine Rannou (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1715 ; Weimar, Germany
26. English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808: Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Blandine Rannou (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1715 ; Weimar, Germany
27. Two-Part Invention no 15 in B minor, BWV 786 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Elisabeth Joyé (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
28. Three-Part Invention no 15 in B minor, BWV 801 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Elisabeth Joyé (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
29. Prelude in A minor, BWV 922 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Jocelyne Cuiller (Clavichord)
Period: Baroque
30. Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826: Sinfonia by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Benjamin Alard (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
31. Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826: Capriccio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Benjamin Alard (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
32. Fantasie in C minor, BWV 1121 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: after 1712 ; ?Weimar, Germany
33. Aria Variata in a, BWV 989 "In the Italian Style" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1714 ; Weimar, Germany
34. Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Benjamin Alard (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
35. Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Céline [Harpsichord] Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1708 ; Weimar, Germany
36. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Léon Berben (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1708 ; Germany
37. Concerto for Organ solo in A minor, BWV 593 (after Vivaldi) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1717 ; Weimar, Germany
38. Trio Sonata for Organ no 3 in D minor, BWV 527 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Benjamin Alard (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1727 ; Leipzig, Germany
39. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720-1721 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
40. Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich, BWV 30a: Recitative by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque
Written: 1737 ;
41. Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich, BWV 30a: Bass Aria by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Stephan MacLeod
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque
Written: 1737 ;
42. Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich, BWV 30a: no 5, Was die Seele kann ergötzen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque
Written: 1737 ;
43. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: André Rossi (Organ), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Raphaël Imbert (Clarinet), Raphaël Imbert (Saxophone)
Conductor: Raphaël Imbert
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
44. Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Michael Form (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1730 ; Leipzig, Germany
45. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1729-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
46. Der Gerechte kommt um [after Kuhanu] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Raphaël Pichon
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1718 ;
47. Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12: no 1, Sinfonia in F minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Akademia Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714 ; Cöthen, Germany
48. Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12: no 3, Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Akademia Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714 ; Weimar, Germany
49. Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12: no 4, Kreuz und Krone sind verbunden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Akademia Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714 ; Cöthen, Germany
50. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 1, Herr, unser Herrscher by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Benoit Haller
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
51. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 11, Von den Stricken meiner Sünden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Benoit Haller
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
52. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 12, Simon Petrus aber folgete Jesu nach by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Benoit Haller
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
53. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 13, Ich folge dir gleichfalls by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Salome Haller
Conductor: Benoit Haller
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
54. Partite sopra "O Gott, du frommer Gott", BWV 767 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1700 ; Lüneburg, Germany
55. Missa brevis in F major, BWV 233: Gloria by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Raphaël Pichon
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1739 ;
56. Missa brevis in F major, BWV 233: Domine Deus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christian Immler
Conductor: Raphaël Pichon
Period: Baroque
Written: after 1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
57. Missa brevis in F major, BWV 233: Qui tollis peccata mundi by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Eugenie Warnier
Conductor: Raphaël Pichon
Period: Baroque
Written: after 1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
58. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Bruno [Cello] Cocset (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1748-1749 ; Leipzig, Germany
59. Orgelbüchlein: Christ Lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Francis Jacob (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1713-1724 ; Weimar, Germany
60. Den Tod niemand bezwingen kunt, BWV 278 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1787 ; ?Leipzig, Germany
61. Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque
Written: 1707 ; Mühlhausen, Germany
62. Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Minuet in G minor, BWV Anh. 115 [now known to be by Christian Pezold] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Koen Plaetnick (Marimba)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ;
63. Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126 [doubtful] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Koen Plaetnick (Marimba)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Germany
64. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andrei Vieru (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
65. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andrei Vieru (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
66. Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: Canon à 2 Violini in unisono "Concerto grosso" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 05/1747-07/1747 ; Germany
67. Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: no 3c, Canon à 2, per motum contrarium by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 05/1747-07/1747 ; Germany
68. Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: no 3e, Canon à 2, per augmentationem, contrario motu by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 05/1747-07/1747 ; Germany
69. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: André Rossi (Organ), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Raphaël Imbert (Clarinet), Raphaël Imbert (Saxophone)
Conductor: Raphaël Imbert
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
70. Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170: no 1, Vergnügte Ruh' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gérard Lesne (Voice), André Rossi (Organ), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Raphaël Imbert (Clarinet), Raphaël Imbert (Saxophone)
Conductor: Raphaël Imbert
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726 ; Leipzig, Germany
71. Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen, BWV 146: Sinfonia in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Raphaël Oleg (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1728 ; Leipzig, Germany
72. Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus no 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Raphaël Imbert
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750 ; Leipzig, Germany
73. Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus no 9 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: André Rossi (Organ), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Raphaël Imbert (Clarinet), Raphaël Imbert (Saxophone)
Conductor: Raphaël Imbert
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750 ; Leipzig, Germany
74. Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus no 9 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: André Rossi (Organ), Raphaël Imbert (Clarinet), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Raphaël Imbert (Saxophone)
Conductor: Raphaël Imbert
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750 ; Leipzig, Germany
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