Wednesday, July 31, 2019

VA - Great Baroque Masterpieces [2012] (10 x CD's)


VA - Great Baroque Masterpieces [2012] (10 x CD's)

Baroque music describes the period in Western classical music dating from approximately 1600 to 1750. The Baroque period saw the development of functional tonality, as well as new instrumental playing techniques and musical notation. It was during this time that opera was established as a musical genre, and the period also saw the expansion of the range and complexity of instrumental performance.

This collection concentrates on the instrumental music of the period. No survey of the Baroque would be complete without the music of J.S. Bach, whose Brandenburg concertos are commonly regarded as the apex of Baroque music. The radiant concertos of Vivaldi demonstrate the exhilarating range of instrumental colour that flourished at this time and contrast with the orchestral zest of Handel’s robust Water Music. From classical favourites such Pachelbel’s Canon and Albinoni’s Adagio, to Concerti Grossi from composers as diverse as Corelli, Handel, Locatelli and Geminiani, this set is the perfect compilation of works from this most fascinating of eras.

The Great Classics series from Naxos is the perfect introduction to myriad genres of classical music. Comprising both complete and compiled selections from the greatest words in the repertoire, the boxes are bursting with wonderful pieces of music, both recognizable and unfamiliar. The boxes take the listener on a thrilling tour of some of the world's most dramatic musical media, encompassing music from six centuries and featuring sensational performers. All boxes come with a fascinating booklet with detailed information on the genre itself, chronological placement of each work, and a comprehensive study of the music. A fitting celebration of 25 years of superb music from Naxos, the world's favorite classical label.  (Amazon)


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Track lists

CD 1      Baroque Favourites
               (includes works by Handel, Marcello, J.S. Bach, Corelli, Pachelbel, Torelli,
               Albinoni, Sammartini, Locatelli, Geminiani, Albinoni)

CD 2      J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 6

CD 3      J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 /
               Concertos in A Minor and F Major

CD 4      J.S. Bach Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 - 4

CD 5      Handel Water Music / Fireworks Music

CD 6      Handel Concerti Grossi Op. 3 No. 2, Op. 6 Nos. 7 & 12 /
              Organ Concerto ‘The Cuckoo & The Nightingale’,
              Organ Concerto Op. 4 No. 4

CD 7      Vivaldi The Four Seasons, Violin Concerti RV 253, RV 180, RV 362

CD 8      Vivaldi Violin Concerto RV 356 / Guitar Concerto in D Major /
               Flute Concerto RV 428 / Flautino Concerto in C Major /
               Oboe Concerto, RV 454 / Cello Concerto, RV 406 /
               Bassoon Concerto, RV 502

CD 9      Telemann Viola Concerto in G Major / Recorder Suite in A Minor/ Musique de table:
               Concerto in F Major for three violins /
               Concerto for two horns and strings

CD 10    Italian Concerti Grossi (includes works by Sammartini, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Locatelli,
              Manfredini, Corelli, Geminiani, A. Scarlatti)