Big Baroque Box, Volume 3

8+ HOURS OF MUSIC

TRACK LISTING

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3 No. 11
The Leopold Stokowski Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski, conductor;

Igor Kipnis, harpsichord
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Largo
4. IV. Allegro

Archangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8 “Christmas Concerto”
The Leopold Stokowski Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski, conductor; Igor Kipnis, harpsichord
5. I. Vivace; Grave
6. II. Allegro
7. III. Adagio; Allegro; Adagio
8. IV. Vivace
9. V. Allegro
10. VI. Pastorale; Largo

Pietro Nardini: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor
Mischa Elman, violin, Vienna State Opera Orchestra Chamber Orchestra; Vladimir Golschmann, conductor
11. I. Allegro moderato
12. II. Andante cantabile
13. III. Allegro giocoso

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in G Minor, Op. 12, No. 1, RV 317
Mischa Elman, violin, Vienna State Opera Orchestra Chamber Orchestra; Vladimir Golschmann, conductor
14. I. Allegro
15. II. Largo
16. III. Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin in E Major, BWV 1042
Mischa Elman, violin, Vienna State Opera Orchestra Chamber Orchestra; Vladimir Golschmann, conductor
17. I. Allegro
18. II. Adagio
19. III. Allegro assai

Andre Gretry: Ballet Suite from “Cephale et Procris”
Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Mahler, conductor
20. I. Tambourin
21. II. Menuetto (Les Nymphes de Diane)
22. III. Gigue

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Fetes d’Hebe
Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Mahler, conductor
23. (selections)
24. Musette
25. Tambourin

Christoph Willibald Gluck: Ballet Suite I
Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Mahler, conductor
26. Introduction from “Don Juan,” Air gai and Lento from “Iphigenie en Aulide”
27. Dance of the Blessed Spirits from “Orfeo ed Euridice”
28. Musette from “Armide”
29. Air gai from “Iphigenie en Aulide;” Sicilienne from “Armide”

Christoph Willibald Gluck: Ballet Suite II
Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Mahler, conductor
30. March from “Alceste”
31. Menuet from “Iphigenie en Aulide”
32. Grazioso from “Paride ed Elena”
33. Dance of the Slaves from “Iphigenie en Aulide”

Henry Purcell: Abdelazer Suite, or The Moor’s Revenge
Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Mahler conductor
34. I. Overture
35. II. Rondeau
36. III. Air
37. IV. Air
38. V. Minuet
39. VI. Air
40. VII. Jig
41. VIII. Hornpipe
42. IX. Air

Tomaso Albinoni: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 2, #6
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Edmond de Stoutz, conductor
43. I. Adagio
44. II. Allegro
45. III. Grave
46. IV. Allegro

Giuseppe Tartini: Sinfonia in A Major for Strings
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Edmond de Stoutz, conductor
47. I. Allegro assai
48. II. Andante assai
49. III. Menuett; Allegro assai

Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 3, #2
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Edmond de Stoutz, conductor
50. I. Largo e staccato; Allegro
51. II. Adagio
52. III. Allegro

Pietro Locatelli: Introduction VI
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Edmond de Stoutz, conductor
53. I. Vivace
54. II. Andante, sempre piano
55. III. Presto

Antonio Soler: Concerto No. 1 for two keyboards in C Major
Anton Heiller and Erna Heiller
56. I. Andante
57. II. Minuet

Antonio Soler: Concerto No. 2 for two keyboards in A Minor
Anton Heiller and Erna Heiller
58. I. Andante
59. II. Allegro
60. III. Tempo di Minuet

Antonio Soler: Concerto No. 3 for two keyboards in G Major
Anton Heiller and Erna Heiller
61. I. Andantino
62. II. Minuet

Antonio Soler: Concerto No. 4 for two keyboards in F Major
Anton Heiller and Erna Heiller
63. I. Affectuoso; Andante non Largo
64. II. Minuet

Antonio Soler: Concerto No. 5 for two keyboards in A Major
Anton Heiller and Erna Heiller
65. I. Cantabile
66. II. Minuet

Antonio Soler: Concerto No. 6 for two keyboards in D Major
Anton Heiller and Erna Heiller
67. I. Allegro; Andante; Allegro; Andante
68. II. Minuet

69. Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzone a Quattro “La Spiritada”
Pro Arte Antiqua

70. Biber: Serenada (Adagio – Allemanda – Aria – Ciacona mit Nachtwilcheter – Gavotte – Retrirada)
Pro Arte Antiqua; Kari Nurmela

71.Orlando Gibbons: Fantasia
Pro Arte Antiqua

72. Valentin Hanssmann: Paduane e Gagliarde
Pro Arte Antiqua

73.Carolus Luython: Fuga Suavissima
Pro Arte Antiqua

74. Francois Couperin: L’Apotheose de Lully
Pro Arte Antiqua

75. Tomaso Albinoni: Trio Sonata in A, Op. 1, No. 3
Ole Kinch; Lis Fagerlund; H. Grabow Petersen; Bendt Anker; Jorgen Ernst Hansen

76. Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 2, No. 9
Ole Kinch; Lis Fagerlund; H. Grabow Petersen; Bendt Anker; Jorgen Ernst Hansen

77.Alessandro Stradella: Cantata “Ombre, voi che celate”
Societas Musica Orchestra of Copenhagen; Niels Brinker

78.Domenico Scarlatti: Quartet in F Major
Magna Svendsen; Ole Kinch; Lis Fagerlund; H. Grabow Petersen; Bendt Anker; Jorgen Ernst Hansen

79. Domenico Scarlatti: Cantata “Pensieri”
Societas Musica Orchestra of Copenhagen; Niels Brinker

80. Archangelo Torelli: Concerto in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10
Societas Musica Orchestra of Copenhagen

Couperin: Les Petits moulins a vent, “The Little Windmills”
Anton Heiller

81. Troisieme Livre, Ordre no. 17, E Minor

Couperin: Le Carillon de Cithere, “The Chimes of Cythera”
Anton Heiller

82. Troisieme Livre, Ordre No. 14 D Major

Couperin: Passacaille

Anton Heiller

83. Second Livre, Ordre No. 8, B Minor

Couperin: Les Baricades Misterieuses, “The Mysterious Barricades”

Anton Heiller

84. Second Livre, Ordre No. 6, B-flat Major

Couperin: Le tic-toc-choc, ou les Maillotins, “Tick-Tock-Chock”, or “The Budding of the Year”,
Anton Heiller

85. Troisieme Livre, Ordre No. 18, F Major

Couperin: Les Fastes de la grande et ancienne Menestrandise (Pts. i-iv), “The grand and ancient Minstrel Order on parade,” in 4 parts

Anton Heiller

86. Second Livre, Ordre No. 11, C Major and Minor

Couperin: Les Folies francoises, or Les Domines
Anton Heiller

87. Troisieme Livre, Ordre No. 13, B Minor

Couperin: Le Dodo, ou L’Amour au Berceau, “The dodo, or Love in a Cradle”
Anton Heiller
88. Troisieme Livre, Ordre No. 15, A Major

Couperin: Les Calotins et les calotines, or La Piece a tretous
Anton Heiller

89. Troisieme Livre, ordre No. 19, D Minor

Couperin: L’Ame-en-peine, “The afflicted soul”
Anton Heiller

90. Second Livre, Ordre No. 13, B Minor

Couperin: L’Epineuse, “The spinet player”
Anton Heiller

91. Quatrieme Livre, Ordre No. 26, F-sharp Minor

Couperin: L’Amphibie: mouvement de passacaille
Anton Heiller

92. Quatrieme Livre, Order No. 24, A Major

Henri (Gustave) Casadesus: falsely attributed C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for Orchestra in D Major
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Felix Gunther, conductor
93. i. Allegro moderato
94. ii. Andante lento Molto
95. iii. Allegro

96. C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Felix Gunther, conductor

97. C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 3 in C Major for strings and continuo
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Felix Gunther, conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, H. 7e/1
Helmut Wobisch, trumpet; Adolf Holler; Anton Heiller; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
98. I. Allegro
99. II. Andante
100. III. Finale. Allegro

101.Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Sonata à 7, for 6 trumpets, kettledrums & continuo in C Major, C. 111
Helmut Wobisch, trumpet; Adolf Holler; Anton Heiller; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

Francesco Manfredini: Concerto for 2 trumpets & orchestra in D Major
Helmut Wobisch, trumpet; Adolf Holler; Anton Heiller; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
102. I. Allegro
103. II. Largo
104. III. Allegro

Giuseppe Matteo Alberti: Sonata for 2 trumpets, strings & continuo in D Major
Helmut Wobisch, trumpet; Adolf Holler; Anton Heiller; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
105. I. Allegro
106. II. Grave
107. III. Allegro

Leopold Mozart: Concerto for clarino & string orchestra in D Major
Helmut Wobisch, trumpet; Adolf Holler; Anton Heiller; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
108. I. Andante
109. II. Allegro Moderato

Giuseppe Torelli: Concerto for 2 trumpets, strings & continuo in D Major, G. 18
Helmut Wobisch, trumpet; Adolf Holler; Anton Heiller; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
110. I. Largo assai
111. II. Allegro
112. III. Adagio e staccato
113. IV. Allegro

114. Johann Sebastian Bach: Vom Himmel Hoch (From Heaven Above to Earth I Come) from Cantata No. 127, BWV 127
I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

115. Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring) from Cantata No. 147, BWV 147
I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

116. Johann Sebastian Bach: Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich (Praise God the Lord, Ye Sons of Men), No. 11 (from “Das Orgelbüchlein”), BWV609
I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: La Serva Padrona
Philomel Baroque Chamber Orchestra; Rudolph Palmer, conductor; Julianne Baird soprano; John Ostendorf, bass
117. Act 1. Bass Air: Aspertare
118. Act 1. Recitative: Qusest e per me
119. Act 1. Bass Air: Sempre
120. Act 1. Recitative: In somma
121. Act 1. Soprano Air: Sizzoso
122. Act 1. Recitative: Benissimo
123. Act 1. Duet: Lo conosco
124. Act II. Recitative: Or che fatto
125. Act II. Soprano Air: A Serpina
126. Act II. Recitative: Ah quanto
127. Act II. Bass Air: Son imbrogiate
128. Act II. Recitative: Favorisca
129. Act II. Duet: Contento tu sarai

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This collection represents the Bach Guild’s third “Baroque Box” collection, and believe it or not (in response to a few early posters in this space), there is still plenty more to bring out.

This box doesn’t have the splashy, just discovered in the vaults releases that we’ve sprinkled throughout our previous releases. However, it does have plenty of rewards for the faithful followers of the Big Baroque Box series.

We’ve taken a trip down the historically informed performance practice side of the Bach Guild’s history in previous releases, but for BB3 we’re offering up another way of looking at the baroque. Most of the recordings here were debut recordings in their day – of course, that day might have been 60 years ago (20,000 days?), but the always intrepid Solomon brothers found supporters of baroque music in unusual places – Copenhagen, Hartford, Washington, DC – and while the historical informed champions like Gustav Leonhardt and Nikolaus Harnoncourt ultimately won the day, the baroque catalog of The Bach Guild does show that not all baroque and early music experiences have to be performed with small ensembles on gut strings.

So we have baroque music interpreted in many ways in Big Baroque 3 – from the unexpected champion Leopold Stokowski revving up Vivaldi and Bach, Mischa Elman’s journeys through Tartini, Vivaldi and Bach to full orchestral performances of orchestral suites of Rameau, Gretry and Purcell.

The orchestral material on this set is all full orchestras and no early music ensembles. We’ll be featuring the Concentus Musicus Wien soon in their own box, and that will bring plenty of original instrument sounds to a listener’s hard drive or cloud account. So sit back and luxuriate in pillowy strings and lush crescendos where you might not be used to hearing such musical events.

It’s not all Wagnerian baroque – the exceptional Anton Heiller is often featured in our releases, and we present two of his harpsichord recitals here, featuring works by Couperin and Soler.

From the far reaches of the vault comes the nearly completely forgotten recording from 1952, Bach Guild catalog number 566 (the numbering system started at 501 so this is obviously very early), Italian Baroque Music featuring Danish musicians and undeniably receiving their first hearing in nearly 60 years. From almost the same time frame comes a recording entitled “Birth of the Baroque”, BG 591 from Consort of Viols of the Pro Arte Antiqua of Prague. Both of these recordings were included for their hard to find repertoire, but also to indicate the pioneering spirit of the early 1950s – these small baroque ensembles were somehow discovered and released to help fill the pipeline for the growing interest in baroque in the United States academic community and ultimately the larger public. They make their reappearance after a half a century of dormancy.

As a final treat, we’ve revived a wonderful vocal performance from the 1990s, originally released on Omega Classics. Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona was originally interspersed on its original CD release with some Vivaldi concertos. We’ve already released the Vivaldi concertos elsewhere, but we’ve including this recording with its fine cast of New York based performers, which has been out of print for almost 20 years.

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