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Philadelphia Orch Plays Bach


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  • Audio CD (Oct. 15 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • ASIN: B0000029PB
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #228,521 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. 'Brandenburg' Concerto No.5 In D, BMW 1050: I. Allegro - Philadelphia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
2. 'Brandenburg' Concerto No.5 In D, BMW 1050: II. Affettuoso - Philadelphia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
3. 'Brandenburg' Concerto No.5 In D, BMW 1050: III. Allegro - Philadelphia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
4. Three Chorale-Preludes: 'Ich Ruf Zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ', BVW 177 - Philadelphia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
5. Three Chorale-Preludes: 'Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland', BVW 437 - Philadelphia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
6. Three Chorale-Preludes: 'Wir Glauben All'An Einen Gott', BVW 437 - Philadelphia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski
7. Toccata, Adagio And Fugue In C, BVW 564
8. Passacaglia (And Fugue) In c, BVW 582
9. 'Sleepers Awake' )'Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimee'), BVW 140
Disc: 2
1. Toccata And Fugue in d, BVW 565
2. Sinfonia In E flat, Op.18 No.1: I. Allegro Spiritoso
3. Sinfonia In E flat, Op.18 No.1: II. Andante
4. Sinfonia In E flat, Op.18 No.1: III. Allegro
5. Sinfonia In D, Op.18 No.3: I. Allegro
6. Sinfonia In D, Op.18 No.3: II. Andante
7. Sinfonia In D, Op.18 No.3: III. Allegro Assai
8. Sinfonia In D, F.65
9. Concerto In D: I. Allegro Moderato
10. Concerto In D: II. Andante Lento Molto
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By R. Bernard on Feb. 3 2004
I have been listening to this album since I was only months old - going on 30 years now. My parents bought it on LP, and played it for me when I was young, and it was always on of my most favorite records. It is simply the most amazing collection of transcriptions and recordings I have ever heard, period. Listen to "Passacaglia and Fugue for organ in C minor" just once, and it will remain in your memory forever. "Toccata and Fugue for organ in D minor" is Bach's work of genius, and this remains the only recording I have ever heard by a full Symphony - transcribed and directed by Ormandy himself, no less. It is truly a shame that this recording is out of print on all mediums now.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Beyond comparison Feb. 3 2004
By R. Bernard - Published on Amazon.com
I have been listening to this album since I was only months old - going on 30 years now. My parents bought it on LP, and played it for me when I was young, and it was always on of my most favorite records. It is simply the most amazing collection of transcriptions and recordings I have ever heard, period. Listen to "Passacaglia and Fugue for organ in C minor" just once, and it will remain in your memory forever. "Toccata and Fugue for organ in D minor" is Bach's work of genius, and this remains the only recording I have ever heard by a full Symphony - transcribed and directed by Ormandy himself, no less. It is truly a shame that this recording is out of print on all mediums now.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Ahhhhh! Bach Jan. 30 2005
By Obi - Published on Amazon.com
This two CD set is a wondeful collection of some of Ormandy's best Bach transcriptions. The transcription of the Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor is one of the most powerful pieces of music I have ever heard (and I've listened to a ton of music). Add the Tocata and Fugue in D minor and some of the other Ormandy/Bach greats and this is something that every lover of classical music should have in their collection. I'm sorry to see that this album is out of print. What a shame.

This CD includes some works by J.S. Bach's sons performed by a full orchestra. Very charming music as well. Particularly the piece by C.P.E. Bach. A good introduction to the Bach sons and the transition away from the baroque towards the stil galant and classical styles.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Concur on both the Above Reviews! May 8 2013
By Logan M. Cheek - Published on Amazon.com
This was one of my first CDs which I purchased almost 30 years ago. Played it constantly. It was rated five stars by all the acknowledged quality reviewers of the time: Stevenson's, Gramophone, and got awarded the key prizes: Grammy, Grand Prix du Disque, etc. It was and is a two CD set, but sadly, somehow my second CD got broken. No longer being made, it could not be replaced. So I was delighted to see these copies -- new and used -- becoming available on the Amazon market.
If you love Bach April 30 2014
By Big Red - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
My husband loves classical music and this is now his fav CD (gave it to him for our anniversary). Extremely well played by the Philadelphia Orchestra.


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