|All Artists: George Frederick Handel, Jeremiah Clarke, John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Thomas [Composer] Tallis, William [Composer] Byrd, Claudio Monteverdi, Tomaso Albinoni, Gregorio Allegri, Giovanni Gabrieli, Antonio Vivaldi, Benedetto Marcello, Luigi Boccherini, Domenico Scarlatti, Giovanni Pergolesi, Antonio Lotti, Giuseppe Tartini, Antonio Soler, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Antonio Martin y Coll|
Title: 100 Best Baroque
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Label: EMI Classics
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 8/29/2006
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Ballets & Dances, Ballets, Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Sonatas, Suites, Theatrical, Incidental & Program Music, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Classical (c.1770-1830), Renaissance (c.1450-1600), Instruments, Brass, Keyboard, Reeds & Winds, Strings, Sacred & Religious, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaCD Credits: 6
This 6CD set provides a comprehensive overview of Baroque music and serves as an excellent introduction for someone who would like to hear more of the Baroque style beyond Spring from The Four Seasons or Canon by Pachelbel. Each piece has been expertly played and recorded reflecting the best that Baroque music has to offer, including music from Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Pachelbel, Telemann and Boccherini amongst others look no further for a wonderful Baroque musical experience. Recommended in Laura Berquist Syllabus Grade 7 Artist: Various Format: 6 discs, Audio CD Publisher: EMI Classics ISBN: 0-9463709072
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Great value, if slightly substandard recordings, for classic
Scott Schiefelbein | Portland, Oregon United States | 03/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""100 Best Baroque" is what it seems - a compilation of the 100 definitive Baroque compositions. For a very low price you get a complete overview of the Baroque style, and while the sound quality of the recordings will not satisfy a serious student or fan of classical music, they are more than enough for a classical neophyte such as myself.
The compilation breaks down the songs into six categories on six separate CDs:
1. England and the Baroque - Handel's Zadok the Priest and Messiah, Purcell's O Solitude, Byrd's With Lillies White, etc.
2. The Best of Italian Baroque - Handel's Alcina and others, Albinoni's Adagio, Gabrielli's Sonata Pian e forte, Vivaldi's "Summer," etc.
3. Treasures of the Mediterranean Baroque - Vivaldi's Gloria, Boccherini's Guitar Quintet in E, Soler's Fandango, etc.
4. The Glory of French Baroque - Philidor, Lully, De Lalande, etc.
5. Bach and His Time - Pachelbel's Canon in D, J.S. Bach's Cantanta, Telemann, etc.
6. The Genius of Bach - all Bach selections.
The sound recordings are of secondary quality as one could expect for such a low-budget item as this. Still, this collection is perfect for the casual listener or for background music. That does not mean that the quality is poor - far from it - it's just not as good as what you can expect from some higher-priced CDs.
All in all, a fantastic value."