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100 Best Baroque

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EMI's collection 100 Best Baroque includes a generous 460 minutes of some of the most familiar works or movements from works written during the Baroque era. There is a good mix of genres, including works for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, voice, and keyboard. The album is neatly organized by nationality, with composers representing England, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. Drawn from EMI's deep archive, the performances are top of the line, featuring musicians outstanding in their fields, including Gustav Leonhardt, Jordi Savall, Andrew Parrott, Christophe Rousset, Monica Huggett, Sharon Isbin, Christian Tetzlaff, David Daniels, and Patricia Petibon. The sound is clean and clear throughout.

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
2:17
2
1:26
Symphonies du Festin Royal, Suite No 4, Nos 1-11, complete
3
3:13
4
2:33
Les Symphonies de M de La Lande pour les soupers du Roy, for orchestra, S. 155-72
5
16:11
6
5:08
7
1:36
Mass for the convents, for organ
8
5:01
Work(s)
9
2:42
10
3:32
Requiem Mass
11
3:13
In convertendo, grand motet for soloists, chorus, 2 flutes, 2 horns, violin, viola & continuo
12
3:08
Suite for theorbo in C minor
13
4:12 Spotify
14
5:20 Spotify
15
2:17
Suite for 2 treble instruments & continuo in C minor (Pièces en trio)
16
3:22
Le Canal de Versailles, ballet
17
1:37
Isis, opera, LWV 54
18
1:53 Spotify
Les Indes galantes, opéra-ballet
19
5:37
20
3:16 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
3:40
2
1:55 Spotify
Cello Concerto in G minor
3
4:34
Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174)
4
2:15 Spotify
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
5
Air
4:47 Spotify
Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor (after Vivaldi, RV 580), BWV 1065
6
4:22
Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)
7
2:34
8
6:51
Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," BWV 51 (BC A134)
9
4:17 Spotify
10
2:37
Work(s)
11
2:18
Cantata No. 29, "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir," BWV 29 (BC B8)
12
3:39 Spotify
Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)
13
4:31
St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2)
14
5:52
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
15
4:27 Spotify
Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
16
2:34 Spotify
Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14)
17
2:59
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
18
9:14
Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031
19
2:19
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069
20
2:33

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
1
3:14
St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2)
2
8:02 Spotify
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
3
5:04 Spotify
4
3:45 Spotify
5
2:41 Spotify
Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1)
6
7:03
The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103)
7
5:09
Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043
8
6:25
Suite for lute in E minor, BWV 996 (BC L166)
9
1:21
10
2:11
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
11
10:17
Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1)
12
2:13
13
1:53
Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14)
14
2:03
Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1)
15
5:27
Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, F. 5 (BR A7)
16
5:15 Spotify
Concerto for cello, strings & continuo ("No. 3") in A major, H. 439, Wq. 172
17
5:02
Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, oratorio for 3 voices, chorus, orchestra & continuo, H. 777, Wq. 240
18
2:05
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