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Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

1 1. PraeludiumJean Louis Steuerman 02:07

2 Menuet I - Menuet IIJean Louis Steuerman 01:33

English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

3 5. Gavotte I - Gavotte II ou la musetteSviatoslav Richter 03:10

French Suite No.6 in E, BWV 817 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

4 1. AllemandeSviatoslav Richter 02:53

Suite for Cello Solo No.3 in C, BWV 1009 - Guitar Transcription by Pepe Romero (1944-) (Johann Sebastian Bach)

5 5. Bourrée I/IIPepe Romero 03:42

Suite for Cello Solo No.6 in D, BWV 1012 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

6 Gavotte I-IICeledonio Romero 04:57

7 J.S. Bach: Prelude for Lute in C Minor, BWV 999 (Transcr. for Guitar in D Minor)Celedonio Romero 01:33

Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

8 7. BadinerieWilliam Bennett 01:32

Brandenburg Concerto No.5 In D, BWV 1050 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

9 3. AllegroHenryk Szeryng 05:20

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 848 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

10 Prelude No. 3John Lewis 03:00

11 Fugue No.2John Lewis 05:47

12 J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor (WTK, Book I, No.2), BWV 847 - Be-bop BachCanadian Brass 02:05

13 J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor (WTK, Book I, No.2), BWV 847 - Dixie BachCanadian Brass 01:54

Brandenburg Concerto No.3 In G, BWV 1048 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

14 3. AllegroAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields 05:35

Suite for Cello Solo No.4 in E flat, BWV 1010 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

15 Bourrée IICeledonio Romero 01:14

Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

16 7. GigaJean Louis Steuerman 01:26

17 J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "The Little" (Arr. By Ronald Romm)Canadian Brass 03:29

Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

18 3. PrestoHenryk Szeryng 04:59

Prelude and Fugue in C (WTK, Book I, No.1), BWV 846 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

19 PreludeFriedrich Gulda 02:08

Concerto for Oboe, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1059 - reconstruction after Concerto for Harpsichord, Oboe, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1059 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

20 2. SicilianoHeinz Holliger 03:10

Suite in E for Lute, BWV 1006a/1000 - Arr. Harp (Johann Sebastian Bach)

21 3. Gavotte en rondeauMaria Graf 03:16

Sonata No.2 in E flat major, BWV 1031 - For Flute and Harp (Johann Sebastian Bach)

22 2. SicilianoIrena Grafenauer 02:15

23 J.S. Bach: Minuet in G, BWV Suppl. 114Celedonio Romero 02:17

24 Stölzel: "Bist du bei mir", BWV 508Kiri Te Kanawa 02:52

Programmed similarly to the Beethoven for Babies collection, this set of Bach compositions runs the emotional gamut, from the gently eye opening to the jumpy arm raising, collecting each set of pieces under a thematic header. The first several selections ("Waking Up") feature solo piano works that come directly from Bach's more pedagogic works, compositions intended for students to use as exercises to loosen their touch. Played superbly by pianist Sviatoslav Richter, as well as the Romero brothers (Pepe and Celedonio) on warm guitar, these compositions urge the ear to open. And then you come the pieces gathered under the "Play" heading: jazz pianist John Lewis picks up a couple pieces, as do the folks in Canadian Brass. Then the mood shift heads back to the sleepyhead state with "Winding Down" and "And So to Bed," each of which slows the tempo and quiets the passion to a doze. This is a fine set of Bach works. -- Andrew Bartlett