Baroque Gold: 100 Great Tracks | Decca 4832158

Baroque Gold: 100 Great Tracks


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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4832158

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 6

Release Date: 2nd June 2017


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

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 Galantes 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.


CD 1
- Symphonie from Te Deum
JS Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046
Vivaldi - Four Seasons: “Spring”, RV 269
Pachelbel - Canon and Gigue in D Major
Bach - Air on a G String from Orchestral Suite No.3, BWV 1068
Bach - Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 1. Allegro
Bach - Harpsichord Concerto No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052: 1. Allegro
Corelli - Concerto Grosso op.6 no.8 “Christmas Concerto”
Handel - Organ Concerto No.6 in B flat: 1. Andante - Allegro
Bach - Prelude & Fugue No.1 from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV 846
Bach - Cantata BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude

CD 2
- Toccata from L’Orfeo
Purcell - Symphony from The Fairy Queen
Vivaldi - Four Seasons: “Summer”, RV 315
Handel - Lascia ch’io pianga mia cruda sorte
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major, BWV 1047
Vivaldi - Dell’aura al sussurrar from Dorilla in Tempe
Bach - Menuet in G from Anna Magdalena Notebook
Albinoni - Adagio for Strings and Organ
Bach - Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Handel - Ombra mai fu (“Largo”)
Bach - Cantata BWV 82: 1. Aria “Ich habe genug”

CD 3
Jeremiah Clarke
- Trumpet Voluntary
Marin Marais - La Sonnerie de Sainte-Genevieve du Mont de Paris
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048
Vivaldi - Four Seasons: “Autumn”, RV 293
Vivaldi - Gloria in D major, RV 589: 1. Gloria in excelcis
Bach - Harpsichord Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056: 2. Largo
Handel - Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson
Jean-Jacques-Rousseau - Le Printemps de Vivaldi (transc. of Spring, RV 269)
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater
John Blow - Overture from Venus and Adonis
Bach - Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio
Bach - Cantata BWV 140: 1. Chorale: Wachet auf

CD 4
- The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
Handel - See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes from Judas Maccabaeus
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major, BWV 1049
Vivaldi - Four Seasons: “Winter”, RV 297
Tartini - Violin Sonata in G minor “Devil’s Trill”
Gluck - “J’ai perdu mon Euridice” from Orfeo ed Euridice
John Stanley - Concerto in G major: 1. Adagio - Allegro
Domenico Scarlatti - Harpsichord Sonata, K469
Handel - Messiah: And the Glory of the Lord (chorus)
Handel - Messiah: Hallelujah (chorus)
Francesco Geminiani - Concerto Grosso in D minor, op.5 no.12 “La Folia”

CD 5
- Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050
Vivaldi - Concerto in G minor, RV 439 “La notte”
Bach - Goldberg Variations: Aria da capo
Purcell - “When I Am Laid In Earth” from Dido and Aeneas
William Boyce - Symphony in B flat, op.2 no.1: 1. Allegro
Telemann - Concerto for Three Trumpets and Timpani: 4. Presto
Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks

CD 6
- Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042: 1. Allegro
Gluck - Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Bach - Cello Suite No.1 in G, BWV 1007: 1. Prelude
Jean-Philippe Rameau - Overture Les Indes Galantes
Alessandro Scarlatti - Concerto VI for cembalo, strings and continuo: 2. Allegro moderato
Domenico Scarlatti - Harpsichord Sonata in E major, K531
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
Vivaldi - Concerto in D major for Lute, Strings and Continuo, RV 93
Handel - Where’er You Walk from Semele
Bach - Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor

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