Breathe: The Relaxing Baroque - Angel Romero (guitar); David Russell (guitar); Jacques Loussier Trio; John O'Conor (piano); Larry Cooperman (guitar);...
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  1. Water Music Suite No. 3 for orchestra in G major, HWV 350: Sarabande
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Menuet 1 & 2
  3. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: Largo
  4. The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Prelude in C major
  5. Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351: La Paix
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  1. Water Music Suite No. 3 for orchestra in G major, HWV 350: Sarabande
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Menuet 1 & 2
  3. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: Largo
  4. The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Prelude in C major
  5. Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351: La Paix
  6. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria
  7. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale No. 1), BWV 645 (BC K22)
  8. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
  9. Guitar Concerto, for guitar, strings & continuo in A major (arranged from Trio Sonata in C major, RV 82): Largo
  10. Concerto Grosso in F major, Op.6/2, HWV 320: Andante larghetto
  11. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Adagio ma non tanto
  12. Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op.6/3, HWV 321: Polonaise: Andante
  13. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, chorale
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The success of this album may depend on the expectation the title, Breathe: The Relaxing Baroque, elicits in the buyer. The music is certainly not tension-raising -- the pieces are all in cheerful major keys -- but quite a few are perky and energetic, and some are fairly loud, so they're not what most listeners would want for lulling them off to sleep for a nap on the couch. With that caveat, the quality of most of the performances is good, and the CD features some prominent performers from Telarc's catalog, including the ...

Breathe: The Relaxing Baroque 2007, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408071324

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