Give your child a priceless gift for the intellect and for the spirit… If you are looking for a way to enrich a child’s early experiences, you could not do better than the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach’s music is rich in qualities we have valued through the ages – faith, hope, and love for one’s fellow man. These often-elusive qualties pervade Bach’s beautiful, reassuring melodies, providing comfort to young and old. Bach’s incomparable music was created by an intelligence second to none and equalled by very few. In a simple Prelude or Minuet – such as this devoted family man wrote for his children – he sets forth the beauty of logic and order on many levels. But Bach’s intelligence was matched by a touching personal humility, leaving his genius open to the highest inspiration. The personal, spiritual message shining through every phrase of his music can be absorbed by the very youngest of us and treasured throughout a lifetime.
Artists include the Moscow Chamber Orchestra under conductor Constantine Orbelian; guitarist Paul Galbraith; the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; pianist Carol Rosenberger; flutist Eugenia Zukerman with the Shanghai String Quartet; oboist Allan Vogel with harpsichordist Patricia Mabee and gambist Mark Chatfield; cellist Tatiana Veronskaya; violinists Pavel Bereslavtsev and Alexi Strelnikov.
J. S. Bach: * Prelude (Suite No. 1) and Bourrees (Suite No. 3) for Unaccompanied Cello * Sarabande and Gavotte from French Suite No. 6 * Menuets from Keyboard Partita No. 1 * Concerto No. 5 for Keyboard and Orchestra, arr. Galbraith, Largo * Concerto for 2 Violins and Orchestra, Largo ma non tanto * 2 Minuets from Klavierbuchlein for Anna Magdelena Bach * Andante from Violin Sonata No. 2 and Gavotte en Rondeau from Violin Partita No. 3, arr. P. Galbraith * Rondeau from Overture in B Minor * Siciliano from Sonata in G Minor * Prelude No. 1 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, arr. LAGQ * Air on the G String * Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring * Sheep May Safely Graze * Gavotte from French Suite No. 5, and Menuet from French Suite No. 6 * Siciliano from Sonata No. 4 for Keyboard and Violin, arr. L. Stokowski * Prelude No. 24 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, arr. L. Stokowski