Naxos 25th Anniversary. Great Baroque Masterpieces (10 CD box set FLAC)
Naxos 25th Anniversary. Great Baroque Masterpieces (10 CD box set FLAC)

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Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Naxos
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CD 01 Baroque Favourites
Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Solomon, HWV 67, Act III: Sinfonia, ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’
Budapest Strings

Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750)
Oboe Concerto in D minor: II. Adagio
Stefan Schilli – oboe
Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060: I. Allegro
Emilia Csanky – oboe
Bela Banfalvi – violin
Budapest Strings

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, ‘Christmas Concerto’: II. Pastorale
Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Canon and Gigue in D major
Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo
Harald Hoeren – harpsichord
Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl

Giuseppe Torelli (1659-1709)
Trumpet Concerto in D major, G. 28: I. Allegro
Niklas Eklund – trumpet
Wasa Baroque Ensemble
Conductor Edward H. Tarr

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2: II. Adagio
Stefan Schilli – oboe
Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl

Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1750)
Recorder Concerto in F major: II. Siciliano
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Richard Edlinger

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Kommt, eilet und laufet, BWV 249, ‘Easter Oratorio’: Adagio
Budapest Strings

Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764)
Concerto grosso in F minor, Op. 1, No. 8: V. Pastorale
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Jaroslav Krcek

Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Ombra mai fu, ‘Largo’
Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Takako Nishizaki – violin
Alexander Jablokov – violin
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Oliver Dohnanyi

Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op. 3, No. 3: IV. Allegro
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Jaroslav Krcek

Remo Giazotto (1910-1998)
Adagio in G minor (attrib. to Albinoni)
Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl

01. Solomon, HWV 67, Act III: Sinfonia, “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”
02. Oboe Concerto in D minor: II. Adagio
03. Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060: I. Allegro
04. Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, “Christmas Concerto”: II. Pastorale
05. Canon and Gigue in D major
06. Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo
07. Trumpet Concerto in D major, G. 28: I. Allegro
08. Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2: II. Adagio
09. Recorder Concerto in F major: II. Siciliano
10. Kommt, eilet und laufet, BWV 249, “Easter Oratorio”: Adagio
11. Concerto grosso in F minor, Op. 1, No. 8: V. Pastorale
12. Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Ombra mai fu, “Largo”
13. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
14. Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op. 3, No. 3: IV. Allegro
15. Adagio in G minor (attrib. to Albinoni)

CD 02 J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 6
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F major, BWV 1047
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051

Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl

01. I. Allegro
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Allegro
04. IV. Menuetto – Trio I – Polacca – Trio II
05. I. Allegro
06. II. Andante
07. III. Allegro assai
08. I. Allegro
09. II. Cadenza
10. III. Allegro
11. I. Allegro
12. II. Adagio ma non tanto
13. III. Allegro

CD 03 J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 / Concertos in A Minor & F Major
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Concerto in A minor, BWV 1044
Concerto in F major, BWV 1057

Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl

01. I. Allegro
02. II. Andante
03. III. Presto
04. I. Allegro
05. II. Affettuoso
06. III. Allegro
07. I. Allegro
08. II. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce
09. III. Alla breve
10. I. Allegro
11. II. Andante
12. III. Allegro assai

CD 04 J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 – 4
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Overture (Suite) No 1 in C major, BWV 1066
Overture (Suite) No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Overture (Suite) No 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Overture (Suite) No 4 in D major, BWV 1069

Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl

01. I. Ouverture
02. II. Courante
03. III. Gavotte I and II
04. IV. Forlane
05. V. Menuet I and II
06. VI. Bourree I and II
07. VII. Passepied I and II
08. I. Ouverture
09. II. Rondeau
10. III. Sarabande
11. IV. Bourree I and II
12. V. Polonaise, Double
13. VI. Menuet
14. VII. Badinerie
15. I. Ouverture
16. II. Air
17. III. Gavotte I and II
18. IV. Bourree
19. V. Gigue
20. I. Ouverture
21. II. Bourree I and II
22. III. Gavotte
23. IV. Menuet I and II
24. V. Rejouissance

CD 05 Handel: Water Music / Fireworks Music
George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Water Music: Suite No 1 in F major, BWV 348
Water Music: Suite No 2 in D major, BWV 349
Water Music: Suite No 3 in G major, BWV 350
Music for the Royal Fireworks, BWV 351

Aradia Ensemble
Conductor Kevin Mallon

01. I. Overture: Largo – Allegro – II. Adagio e staccato
02. III. Allegro – IV. Andante – Allegro
03. V. Passepied
04. VI. Air
05. VII. Menuet
06. VIII. Bourree
07. IX. Hornpipe
08. X. Allegro
09. I. Overture
10. II. Alla Hornpipe
11. III. Sarabande
12. IV. Rigaudon
13. V. Lentement
14. I. Sarabande
15. II. Rigaudon I and II
16. III. Menuet I and II
17. IV. Gigue I and II
18. I. Overture
19. II. Bourree
20. III. La paix
21. IV. La rejouissance
22. V. Menuet I – Menuet II

CD 06 Handel:
George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 3 No 2
Northern Sinfonia
Conductor Bradley Creswick

Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 6 No 7
Aradia Ensemble
Conductor Kevin Mallon

Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op 6 No 12
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Jozef Kopelman

Organ Concerto in F, No 13 ‘The Cuckoo & The Nightingale’
Johann Aratore – organ
Handel Festival Chamber Orchestra
Conductor John Tinge

Organ Concerto in F major, Op 4 No 4
Simon Lindley – organ
Northern Sinfonia
Conductor Bradley Creswick

01. I. Vivace
02. II. Largo
03. III. Allegro
04. IV. Moderato
05. V. Allegro
06. I. Largo
07. II. Allegro
08. III. Largo, e piano
09. IV. Andante
10. V. Hornpipe
11. I. Largo
12. II. Allegro
13. III. Larghetto, e piano – Variatio
14. IV. Largo
15. V. Allegro
16. I. Larghetto
17. II. Allegro
18. IV. Larghetto
19. V. Allegro
20. I. Allegro
21. II. Andante
22. III. Adagio
23. IV. Allegro

CD 07 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Violin Concertos RV 253, RV 180, RV 362
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op 8, No 1, RV 269, ‘La primavera’ (Spring)
The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op 8, No 2, RV 315, ‘L’estate’ (Sumer)
The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in F major, Op 8, No 3, RV 293, ‘L’autuno’ (Autumn)
The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op 8, No 4, RV 297, ‘L’inverno’ (Winter)

Takako Nishizaki – violin
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Stephen Gunzenhauser

Violin Concerto in E flat major, RV 253 ‘La tempesta di mare’
Violin Concerto in C major, RV 180 ‘Il piacere’
Violin Concerto in B flat major, RV 362 ‘La cacia’

Bela Banfalvi – violin
Budapest Strings
Conductor Oliver Dohnanyi

01. I. Allegro
02. II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
03. III. Danza Pastorale (Allegro)
04. I. Allegro non molto
05. II. Adagio – Presto
06. III. Presto
07. I. Allegro
08. II. Adagio molto
09. III. Allegro
10. I. Allegro non molto
11. II. Largo
12. III. Allegro
13. I. Allegro e presto
14. II. Largo
15. III. Presto
16. I. Allegro
17. II. Largo e cantabile
18. III. Allegro
19. I. Allegro
20. II. Adagio (Grave)
21. III. Allegro

CD 08 Vivaldi: Favourite Concerti
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 3, No 6, RV 356
Jindrich Pazdera – violin
Accademia Ziliniana

Guitar Concerto in D Major
Jozef Zsapka – guitar
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Jaroslav Krcek

Flute Concerto in D major, Op 10, No 3, RV 428 ‘Il gardelino’
Jiri Valek – flute
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Jaroslav Krcek

Concerto in C major for Flautino, Strings & Baso Continuo, RV 443
Jiri Stivin – recorder
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Oliver Dohnanyi

Oboe Concerto in D minor, RV 454
Stefan Schilli – oboe
Geoffrey Thomas – harpsichord
Judit Kiss-Domonkos – cello
Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Bela Nagy

Cello Concerto in D minor, RV 406
Raphael Wallfisch – cello
City of London Sinfonia
Conductor Nicholas Kraemer

Bason Concerto in B flat major, RV 502
Tamas Benkocs – bassoon
Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Conductor Bela Drahos

01. I. Allegro
02. II. Largo
03. III. Presto
04. Chamber Concerto in D major, RV 93 (arr. for guitar and orchestra)
05. I. Allegro
06. II. Cantabile
07. III. Allegro
08. I. Allegro
09. II. Largo
10. III. Allegro molto
11. I. Allegro
12. II. Largo
13. III. Allegro
14. I. Allegro non molto
15. II. Andante
16. III. Minuetto
17. I. Allegro
18. II. Largo
19. III. Allegro

CD 09 Telemann:
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

Viola Concerto in G Major
Ladislav Kyselak – viola
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Richard Edlinger

Overture (Suite) in A minor for recorder and strings, TWV 55:a2
Tafelmusik, Part II: Concerto for 3 Violins in F major, TWV 53:F1
Anna Hoelblingova – violin
Quido Holbling – violin
Alexander Jablokov – violin
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Richard Edlinger

Tafelmusik, Part III: Concerto for 2 horns in E flat major, TWV 54:Es1
Bedrich Tylsar – horn
Zdenek Tylsar – horn
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Richard Edlinger

01. I. Largo
02. II. Allegro
03. III. Andante
04. IV. Presto
05. I. Ouverture
06. II. Les plaisirs
07. III. Air a l’Italienne
08. IV. Menuet I
09. IV. Menuet II
10. V. Rejouissance
11. VI. Passepied I & II
12. VII. Polonaise
13. I. Allegro
14. II. Largo
15. III. Vivace
16. I. Maestoso
17. II. Allegro
18. III. Grave
19. IV. Vivace

CD 10 Italian Concerti Grossi
Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700-1775)
Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sinfonia in A major
Sonata a cinque in G minor, Op 2, No 6
Concerto in A minor Op 3, No 8, RV 522
Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764)
Francesco Manfredini (1684-1762)
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 1, No 12
Sinfonia No 10 in C minor
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6, No 4
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 2, No 2
Concerto Grosso No 3 in F major

Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Jaroslav Krcek

01. I. Presto
02. II. Andante
03. III. Presto assai
04. I. Adagio
05. II. Allegro
06. III. Grave
07. IV. Allegro
08. I. Allegro
09. II. Larghetto e spiritoso
10. III. Allegro
11. I. Largo
12. II. Allemanda: Allegro
13. III. Sarabanda: Vivace
14. IV. Presto
15. V. Gavotta: Allegro
16. I. Adagio e spicco
17. II. Andante
18. III. Non tanto largo
19. IV. Presto
20. I. Adagio – Allegro
21. II. Adagio
22. III. Vivace
23. IV. Allegro
24. I. Adagio
25. II. Allegro
26. III. Adagio
27. IV. Allegro
28. I. Allegro
29. II. Largo
30. III. Allegro
31. IV. Largo

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 JS 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 works 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 worlds 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 worlds favourite classical label.

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