The Best of Baroque Music

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ALBINONI / HANDEL / PACHELBEL / BACH / CORELLI
The Best of Baroque Music
Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor

[ Naxos / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 7 August 2003

The first half of the eighteenth century saw the culmination of a musical synthesis between elements predominant in three major musical countries in Europe. From Italy came, above all, song, from France dance and from Germany the more academic procedures that could weld these into a whole.

Tracks:

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
01. Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 03:06

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air
02. Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air 04:58

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor: Badinerie
03. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor: Badinerie 01:22

Concerto in D minor for two violins: Largo ma non tanto
04. Concerto in D minor for two violins: Largo ma non tanto 06:27

ARCANGELO CORELLI
Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas": Pastorale
05. Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 8, 'Christmas': Pastorale 03:51

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major: Allegro (III)
06. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major: Allegro (III) 02:38

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Serse: Largo
07. Serse: Largo 02:38

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major: Bouree I/II
08. Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major: Bouree I/II 02:49

TOMASO GIOVANNI ALBINONI
Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2: Adagio
09. Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2: Adagio 04:28

JOHANN PACHELBEL
Canon and Gigue
10. Canon and Gigue 04:21

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Flautino Concerto in C major, RV 443: Largo
11. Flautino Concerto in C major, RV 443: Largo 03:59

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN
Overture in D major, "Darmstadt": Harlequinade
12. Overture in D major, 'Darmstadt': Harlequinade 02:01

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Harpsichord Concerto in F minor: Largo
13. Harpsichord Concerto in F minor: Largo 02:54

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN
Recorder Suite in A minor: Rejouissance
14. Recorder Suite in A minor: Rejouissance 02:23

Recorder Suite in A minor: Passepied I/II
15. Recorder Suite in A minor: Passepied I/II 01:28

ALESSANDRO MARCELLO
Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio
16. Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio 04:11

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major: Allegro
17. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major: Allegro 06:24

TOMASO GIOVANNI ALBINONI / GIAZOTTO
Adagio in G major
18. Adagio in G major 08:22