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Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach’s contribution to music of the Baroque period is outstanding. He introduced the German style of composition to influences from Italy and France.

He was highly regraded as a virtuoso organist and keyboard player whose ability to improvise was astounding. However, he had only moderate success in his lifetime as a composer being forever looking for patrons to support himself and his family.

It was not until the early 19th century that his works received the acclaim that has followed them to the present day.

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Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1 to 4

Concerto No 1 in F major - BWV 1046

  • 1. Allegro (1:23)

  • 2. Adagio (1:05)

  • 3. Alegro (1:13)

  • 4. Menuetto, Trio 1, Polacca, Trio 2 (1:04)

    Concerto No 2 in F major - BWV 1047

  • 1. Allegro (1:26)

  • 2. Andante (1:29)

  • 3. Allegro Assai (1:06)

Concerto No 3 in G major - BWV 1048

  • 1. Allegro (1:11)

  • 2. Adagio (0:54)

  • 3. Allegro (1:12)

Concerto No 4 in G major - BWV 1049

  • 1. Allegro (1:16)

  • 2. Andante (0:55)

  • 3. Presto (1:17)


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Orchestral Suites Nos 2 and 3

  • Suite No 3 - BWV 1068 - Air (1:31)

  • Suite No 2 - BWV 1067 - Bouree I and II (1:05)

  • Suite No 2 - BWV 1067 - Badinerie (1:44)


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Well Tempered Clavier - Book 1

  • Prelude and Fugue No 1 in C major - BWV 846 (1:23)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 2 in C mminor - BWV 847 (1:23)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 3 in C# major - BWV 848 (1:40)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 4 in C# minor - BWV 849 (1:40)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 5 in D major - BWV 850 (1:20)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 6 in D minor - BWV 851 (1:41)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 7 in Eb major - BWV 852 (1:47)

  • Prelude No 8 in Eb minor - BWV 853 (1:43)


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Short Preludes and Fugues

  • Prelude and Fugue No 1 in C major - BWV 553 (1:28)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 2 in D minor - BWV 554 (1:04)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 3 in E minor - BWV 555 (1:11)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 4 in F major - BWV 556 (1:11)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 5 in G major - BWV 557 (1:20)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 6 in G minor - BWV 558 (1:23)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 7 in A minor - BWV 559 (2:15)

  • Prelude and Fugue No 8 in Bb major - BWV 560 (1:43)


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Other Keyboard Works

Toccata and Fugue in D minor - BWV 565 (1:49)


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