100 Best Bach | EMI - 100 Best 3743782

100 Best Bach

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Label: EMI - 100 Best

Cat No: 3743782

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 6

Release Date: 4th June 2007

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CD 1 - THE SACRED GENIUS OF BACH

Mass in B minor BWV232
1. Chorus Gloria in excelsis Deo (7.00)
2. Aria Laudamus te (4.21)
3. Chorus Et incarnatus est (3.05)
4. Aria Agnus Dei (5.26)
5. Chorus Osanna in excelsis (2.33)
Catherine Patriasz soprano
Charles Brett alto

Collegium Vocale, Gent / Philippe Herreweghe

Cantata BWV147 ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’
6. Chorale Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man’s desiring) (2.13)
Taverner Consort & Taverner Players / Andrew Parrott

Cantata BWV51 ‘Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen’
7. Aria Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (4.16)
Nancy Argenta soprano
Crispian Steele-Perkins trumpet

Ensemble Sonnerie

Cantata BWV82a ‘Ich habe genug’
8. Aria Ich habe genug (7.41)
Ian Bostridge tenor
Europa Galante / Fabio Biondi violin

Magnificat in D BWV243
9. Chorus Magnificat anima mea (2.58)
10. Aria Deposuit potentes (2.00)
Christophe Prégardien tenor
Nederlands Kamerkoor
La Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken

Christmas Oratorio BWV248
Cantata for the first day of the Feast of Christmas
11.   Chorale Wie soll ich dich empfangen (1.16)
Cantata for the Sunday after the New Year
12.   Aria Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen (4.18)
Peter Kooy bass
Collegium Vocale, Gent / Philippe Herreweghe

Passion according to St John BWV245
13.   Chorale Ach, großer König (1.31)
14.   Aria Es ist vollbracht (5.07)
15.   Chorus Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine (8.02)
Caroline Trevor alto
Richard Boothby viola da gamba

Taverner Consort & Taverner Players / Andrew Parrott

Cantata BWV78 ‘Jesu, der du meine Seele’
16.   Duetto Wir eilen mit Schwachen (5.11)
Edith Mathis soprano
Sybil Michelow mezzo-soprano

Consortium Musicum / Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Cantata BWV106 ‘Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit’
17.   Sonatina: Molto adagio (2.14)
18.   Chorus Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (8.58)
Süddeutscher Madrigalchor
Consortium Musicum / Wolfgang Gönnenwein


CD 2 - BACH THE CHURCH MUSICIAN

Passion according to St Matthew BWV244
1. Aria Erbarme dich, mein Gott (6.20)
Stephanie Blythe contralto
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris / John Nelson
2. Chorale O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (2.28)
3. Aria Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen (6.03)
4. Chorus Wir setzen uns mit Tränen (7.18)
Nicolai Gedda tenor
Süddeutscher Madrigalchor
Consortium Musicum / Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Easter Oratorio BWV249
5. Chorus Kommt, eilet und laufet (5.10)
Taverner Consort & Players / Andrew Parrott

‘Hunt’ Cantata BWV208 ‘Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd’
6. Aria Schafe können sicher weiden (4.17)
Barbara Hendricks soprano
Kammerorchester CPE Bach, Berlin / Peter Schreier

Cantata BWV140 ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’
7. Chorus Wachet auf 8.08
Süddeutscher Madrigalchor
Consortium Musicum / Wolfgang Gönnenwein

8. ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland’ – Chorale BWV659 (4.21)
Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV565 (attrib. Bach)
9. Toccata (2.26)
10.   Fugue (5.45)
Concerto in A minor after Vivaldi BWV593
11.   I. Allegro (4.06)
12.   II. Adagio (3.28)
13.   III. Allegro (3.53)
14.   Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV582 (13.29)
Lionel Rogg organ


CD 3 - BACH THE IMPRESARIO

Orchestral Suite No.3 in D BWV1068
1. Ouverture (7.27)
2. Air (4.46)
3. Gavotte (4.04)
English Chamber Orchestra / Philip Ledger

Concerto for two violins & strings in D minor BWV1043
4. I. Vivace (3.47)
5. II. Largo ma non tanto (6.48)
6. III. Allegro (4.39)
Jonathan Rees, Jane Murdoch violins
Scottish Ensemble / Jonathan Rees

Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor BWV1067
7. I. Rondeau – II. Sarabande – III. Bourrées I & II (6.49)
8. IV. Polonaise – V. Menuet – VI. Badinerie (5.57)
English Chamber Orchestra / Philip Ledger

Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G BWV1049
9. I. Allegro (7.23)
10.   II. Andante (3.40)
11.   III. Presto (4.57)
Gilles Lewin, William Lyons recorders
Scottish Ensemble / Jonathan Rees violin

Concerto for keyboard & strings in F minor BWV1056
12.   I. Allegro (3.19)
13.   II. Largo (2.31)
14.   III. Presto (3.18)
Melante Amsterdam / Bob van Asperen harpsichord

The Musical Offering BWV1079
15.   Ricercare a 6 (7.11)
Ensemble Sonnerie


CD 4 - THE DAZZLING CONCERTOS OF BACH 79.08

Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F BWV1047
1. I. Allegro (5.02)
2. II. Andante (3.43)
3. III. Allegro assai (2.38)
Rachel Beckett recorder
Paul Goodwin oboe

Mark Bennett trumpet
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Monica Huggett violin

Concerto for violin, oboe & strings in C minor BWV1060
4. I. Allegro (4.53)
5. II. Adagio (4.49)
6. III. Allegro (3.27)
Alfredo Bernardini oboe
Europa Galante / Fabio Biondi violin

Concerto after Vivaldi for four keyboards & strings in A minor BWV1065
7. I. Allegro (4.20)
8. II. Largo (2.19)
9. III. Allegro (3.28)
Bob van Asperen, Bernhard Klapprott, Marcello Busi,
Carsten Lohff harpsichords
Melante Amsterdam / Bob van Asperen

Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G BWV1048
10.   I. [Allegro] (5.36)
11.   II. Adagio – Allegro (4.50)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Alison Bury violin

Concerto for violin & strings in A minor BWV1041
12.   I. Allegro (3.49)
13.   II. Andante (5.42)
14.   III. Allegro assai (3.31)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Elizabeth Wallfisch violin

Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D BWV1050
15.   I. Allegro (9.21)
16.   II. Affetuoso (5.46)
17.   III. Allegro (5.13)
John Toll harpsichord
John Holloway violin

Janet See flute
Taverner Players / Andrew Parrott


CD 5 - BACH THE CHAMBER MUSICIAN

Partita for solo flute in A minor BWV1013
1. I. Allemande (4.58)
Marc Hantaï transverse flute

Sonate for viola da gamba & harpsichord BWV1029
2. I. Vivace (5.30)
3. II. Adagio (5.59)
4. III. Allegro (3.56)
Jordi Savall viola da gamba
Ton Koopman harpsichord

Italian Concerto BWV971
5. I. Allegro (4.11)
6. II. Andante (4.49)
7. III. Presto (4.05)
Davitt Moroney harpsichord

Partita No.2 for solo violin in D minor BWV1004
8. V. Ciaccona (12.50)
Christian Tetzlaff violin

Suite No.1 for solo cello in G BWV1007
9. I. Prélude (2.32)
Suite No.3 for solo cello in C BWV1009
10.   IV. Bourrées I & II (3.21)
11.   VI. Gigue (3.06)
Ralph Kirshbaum cello

Suite for ‘Lautenwerk’ in E minor BWV996
12.   IV. Sarabande (3.56)
13.   V. Bourrée (0.59)
14.   VI. Gigue (2.35)
Pierre Hantaï harpsichord

Partita No.1 for keyboard in B flat BWV825
15.   I. Praeludium (2.01)
16.   II. Allemande (2.24)
17.   III. Courante (1.30)
18.   IV. Sarabande (2.37)
19.   V. Menuets I et II (2.21)
20.   VI. Gigue (1.35)
Gustav Leonhardt harpsichord


CD 6 - BACH THE VIRTUOSO

Partita No.3 for solo violin in E BWV1006
1. I. Preludio (4.09)
2. II. Gavotte en rondeaux – III. Menuets I & II – IV. Bourrée (10.11)
Monica Huggett violin

The Well-Tempered Clavier
3. Book I: Prelude & Fugue No.3 in D sharp BWV848 (3.29)
4. Book II: Prelude & Fugue No.14 in F sharp minor
BWV883 (7.50)
Bob van Asperen harpsichord

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor BWV903
5. Fantasia (5.44)
6. Fugue (5.49)
Maggie Cole harpsichord

Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat BWV1031
7. I. Allegro moderato (4.11)
8. II. Siciliano (2.19)
9. III. Allegro (3.24)
Michel Debost flute
Lionel Rogg harpsichord


Goldberg Variations BWV988
10.   Aria (4.30)
Maggie Cole harpsichord

Sonata for violin & basso continuo BWV1023
11.   I. Prelude: Adagio ma non tanto (4.18)
12.   II. Allemande (3.45)
13.   III. Gigue (2.53)
John Holloway violin
Davitt Moroney organ

Susan Sheppard cello

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C BWV564
14.   Toccata (5.44)
15.   Adagio (4.25)
16.   Fugue (4.38)
Lionel Rogg organ

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