The #1 Bach Album

Release Date: 1/14/2003
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 2894727582
Number of Discs: 2

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This selection contains both ADD and DDD recordings.
Works on This Recording
1. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Felix Ayo (Violin), Maurice André (Trumpet), Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Musici
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1718 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
2. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741-1742 ; Nuremberg, Germany
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
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
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
6. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Thurston Dart (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1729-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
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
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 [organ] White (Organ)
Conductor: George Guest
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
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
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
11. Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
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
13. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Richard Adeney (Flute), Sir Philip Ledger (Harpsichord), Emanuel Hurwitz (Violin)
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720-1721 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
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
15. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque
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
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
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
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
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
21. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Jesu, meine Freude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Francis Daines (Double Bass), Simon Preston (Organ), Bernard Richards (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
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
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
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
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
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
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
28. Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1728-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
29. Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Barry Rose
Period: Baroque
30. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Karl Richter
Period: Baroque
Written: 1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
31. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Wolfgang Rübsam (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1708 ; Germany
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
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