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Johann Sebastian Bach - Masters of Classical Music - Vol 2 (1990)
Cover Front Album
Artist/Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Length 59:50
Format CD
Genre Classic
Index 13
Collection Status In Collection
Track List
01 Overture No. 4: Rejouissance Ludwig Guttler, trumpet New Bach Collegium Musicum Max Pommer 02:24
02 Overture No. 3: Air New Bach Collegium Musicum Max Pommer 04:06
03 Overture No. 2: Badinerie Eckart Haupt, flute New Bach Collegium Musicum Max Pommer 01:27
04 Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adigio Burkhard Glaetzner, oboe New Bach Collegium Musicum Max Pommer 03:07
05 Minuet in D minor, BWV Anh. 132 Karl-Heinz Passin, flute Walter Heinz Bernstein, harpsichord 01:13
06 Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 116 Walter Heinz Bernstein, virginals 02:11
07 Overture No. 1: Passepied New Bach Collegium Musicum Max Pommer 03:10
08 Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 Hannes Kastner, organ 09:24
09 "Ich liebe den Hochsten von ganzem Gemute", Cantata, BWV 174: Sinfonia New Bach Collegium Musicum Max Pommer 06:12
10 Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: Andante New Bach Collegium Musicum Max Pommer 03:36
11 Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Sinfonia Ludwig Guttler, trumpet New Bach Collegium Musicum Max Pommer 03:58
12 Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042: Adagio Miklos Szenthelyi, violin Hungarian Chamber Orchestra G. Gyorivanyi-Rath 06:10
13 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", Chorale, BWV 645 Hannes Kastner, organ 05:01
14 Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046: Adagio New Bach Collegium Musicum Max Pommer 04:06
15 "Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter", Chorale, BWV 650 Ludwig Guttler, trumpet Friedrich Kercheis, organ 03:45
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Rating 70%
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Rare No
Sound Stereo
UPC 018111580229
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Sometime around the year 1590, Veit
Bach, who was born in Hungary, left his
homeland and settledin Thuringia, where
he was allowed to freely practice his
Lutheran faith. He was the forefather of
the large Bach clan, a musical dynasty
whose members enjoyed an almost
legendary reputation as organists, city
pipers and court orchestra musicians.
Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685
in Eisenach. It was virtually self-evident
that he would follow inhis father's
footsteps and prepare himself for a city
musician's profession by undergoing
thorough musical training at an early age.
In 1695 Sebastian's father died, leaving
the boy to be raised by his brother
Johann Christoph, who was fourteen
years older than Sebastian. Then, at the
age of fifteen, the highly talented boy
received a stipend which enabled him to
attend St. Michael's School in Luneburg.
He sang in the school choir, familiarized
himself with the North German art of
organ playing, delved into the school's
comprehensive music library, went on
study excursions to the nearby musical
centers of Celle and Hamburg and
essentially learned the musical arts
autodidactically. Beginning as city
organist in the Thuringian cities of
Arnstadt and Mulhausen (1703-1708),
Bach rapidly climbed the social ladder of
the musician's profession. Hespent
nearly ten years as court organist and
concertmaster at the court of Weimar.
The years 1717-1723 were enormously
fruitful for Bach's artistry; as
Kapellmeister of the court orchestra in
the little residential palace of the Prince
of Cothen, he oversaw a superbly well-
organized, seventeen-member court
orchestra. It was in Cothen that Bach
wrote the Brandenburg Concertos, as well
as various solo concertos and numerous
works for keyboard instruments. When the
prince's interet in musicbegan to wane,
Bach -- also wishing to move to a place
where his growing boys could receive an
academic education -- left Cothen for
Leipzig. Hespent the last twenty-seven
years of his life there, serving in a twofold
capacity. As Cantor of St. Thomas'
School (a boarding school for boys), he
was responsible for all musical instruction
given at the school. Moreover, as
"Director Musices", he was in charge of
the music performed in Leipzig's
churches. But Bach was also one of the
first musicians to give concerts in
coffeehouses, conducting an orchestra
consistingmainly of students. These
performances helped to free music from
its courtly and sacred functions and to
make it accessible and familiar to the
newly-emerging middle class.