Various Artists: BAROQUE GOLD – 100 GREAT TRACKS


Various Artists

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  • Release Date 02 June 2017
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CD Box Set

Decca presents a premium collection of the 100 most beautiful Baroque moments with the greatest period performers of the music of the era.

The set comprises of 6 CDs presented in a stylish capbox with gold foiling accompanied by a 24-page booklet with an introductory note and composer images/illustrations.

Favourite works featured include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Handel’s Messiah, Pachelbel’s Canon, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Tartini’s “Devil’s Trill” Sonata, Rameau’s Overture Les Indes Galante and Monteverdi’s L'Orfeo. Beyond that, a wide array of composers offer a fascinating historical and geographic tour of the era – Among others, Scarlatti and Vivaldi from Italy, Lully and Marais in France, Bach in Germany, Blow and Purcell from England.

Including period performances from luminaries such as Emma Kirkby, Ottavio Dantone, Christophe Rousset, Christopher Hogwood and John Eliot Gardiner, as well as more recent releases from Lucie Horsch, Janine Jansen, and Mahan Esfahani.

1 JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY: Symphonie from Te Deum  
2 JS BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F BWV 1046  
3 ANTONIO VIVALDI: Four Seasons "Spring" RV 269  
4 JOHANN PACHELBEL: Canon and Gigue in D Major  
5 JS BACH: Air On a G String from Orchestral Suite No. 3 BWV 1068  
6 JS BACH: Italian Concerto BWV 971 1. Allegro  
7 JS BACH: Con. For Harpsichord No 1 in D minor BWV 1052 1. Allegro  
8 ARCANGELO CORELLI: Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 8 Christmas Concerto  
9 GF HANDEL: Organ Concerto No. 6 in B Flat 1: Andante - Allegro  
10 JS BACH: Prelude & Fugue No. 1 from WTC Bk 1 BWV 846  
11 JS BACH: Cantata 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude  
1 CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: Toccata from L'Orfeo  
2 HENRY PURCELL: Symphony from The Fairy Queen  
3 ANTONIO VIVALDI: Four Seasons "Summer" RV 315  
4 GF HANDEL: Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte  
5 JS BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major BWV 1047  
6 ANTONIO VIVALDI: Dell'aura al sussurrar from Dorilla in Tempe  
7 JS BACH: Menuet in G from Anna Magdalena Notebook  
8 TOMASO ALBINONI: Adagio For Strings and Organ  
9 JS BACH: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor BWV 565  
10 GF HANDEL: Ombra ma fu "Largo"  
11 JS BACH: "Ich habe genug" Cantata BWV 82 1. Aria"Ich habe genug  
1 JEREMIAH CLARKE: Trumpet Voluntary  
2 MARIN MARAIS: La Sonnerie de Sainte-Genevieve du Mont de Paris  
3 JS BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major BWV 1048  
4 ANTONIO VIVALDI: Four Seasons "Autumn" RV 293  
5 ANTONIO VIVALDI: Gloria in D Major RV 589 I. Gloria in excelcis  
6 JS BACH: Con. For Harpsichord No 5 in F minor BWV 1056 2. Largo  
7 GF HANDEL: Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson  
8 JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU: Le Printemps de Vivaldi (transc. Of Spring RV 269)  
10 JOHN BLOW: Overture from Venus and Adonis  
11 JS BACH: Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio  
12 JS BACH: "Wachet auf.." Cantata 140 1. Chorale: Wachet auf  
1 GF HANDEL: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon  
2 GF HANDEL: See The Conqu'ring Hero Comes from Judas Maccabaeus  
3 JS BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major BWV 1049  
4 ANTONIO VIVALDI: Four Seasons "Winter" RV 297  
5 GIUSEPPE TARTINI: Violin Sonata in G Minor "Devil's Trill"  
6 CW GLUCK: "J'ai perdu mon Euridice" from Orfeo ed Euridice  
7 JOHN STANLEY: Concerto in G major 1. Adagio - Allegro  
8 D SCARLATTI: Harpsichord Sonata KK 469  
9 GF HANDEL: Messiah: Chorus: And The Glory of the Lord  
10 GF HANDEL: Messiah: Chorus: Hallelujah  
11 FRANCESCO GEMINIANI: Concerto Grosso in D minor op 5 no 12 "La Folia"  
1 GF HANDEL: Coronation Anthem; Zadok the Priest  
2 JS BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major BWV 1050  
3 ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto in G Minor RV 439 "La notte"  
4 JS BACH: Goldberg Var. "Aria da capo"  
5 HENRY PURCELL: "When I Am Laid In Earth" from dido and Aeneas  
6 WILLIAM BOYCE: Symphony in B flat op. 2 No. 1 1. Allegro  
7 GEORG PHILLIP TELEMANN: Concerto for Three Trumpets and Timpani: IV: Presto  
8 GF HANDEL: Music For The Royal Fireworks  
1 JS BACH: Violin Concerto in E Major BWV 1042 1. Allegro  
2 CW GLUCK: Dance of the Blessed Spirits  
3 JS BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 in G BWV 1007 1. Prelude  
4 JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU: Overture Les Indes Galante  
5 A. SCARLATTI: Concerto VI for cembalo, strings and continuo II: Allegro moderato  
6 D. SCARLATTI: Harpsichord Sonata KK531 E Major  
7 JS BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B Flat Major BWV 1051  
8 ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto in D Major for Lute, Strings and Continuo RV 93  
9 GF HANDEL: Where'er You Walk from Semele  
10 JS BACH: Chaconne from Partita BWV No. 2 in D Minor