The Secret Solarium's Audio
Boccherini Pulls the Strings 2 - 118:29 minutes (108.48 MB)
Cello Concertos No. 12 in E flat major, No. 7 in G major, G. 480, No. 2 in A major, G. 475, No. 11 in C major, G. 573, No. 6 in D major, G. 479, No. 9 in B flat major, G. 482, No. 4 in C major, G. 477
Vivaldi Pulls the Strings 3 - 121:47 minutes (111.49 MB)
Concertos for Cello RV 411 in F, RV 404 in D, RV 420 in A Minor, RV 407 in D Minor, RV 417 in G Minor, RV 544 in F (Violin, Cello and Orchestra), RV 418 in A-Minor, RV 408 in E-Flat, RV 416 in G Minor, RV 419 in A Minor, RV 413 in G, RV 547 in B-Flat (Violin, Cello and Orchestra)
Vivaldi pulls the strings 2 - 127:14 minutes (116.49 MB)
Concertos for Cello, RV 405 in D minor, RV 401 in C minor, RV 423 in B-flat, RV 399 in C, RV 409 in E minor (Cello and Bassoon), RV 538 in D minor, RV 403 in D, RV 424 in B minor, RV 422 in A minor, RV 402 in C minor, RV 412 in F, RV 414 in G, RV406 in D minor
Big Baroque 2 - 121:07 minutes (110.89 MB)
Piano Concerto in G Minor (complete) - 31:38 minutes (28.97 MB)
Many Moods of the Piano - 121:04 minutes (110.84 MB)
Chopin: Nocturnes # 20 and 9, Muzio Clementi: Concertinas Op 36, #'s 4, 5, and 6, Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata Movements 1 and 3, Pieces performed by Ervin Nyiregyhazi: Liebestod, Etude Heroique, Marche Funebre, and Mephisto Waltz, Rachmaninov Concertos # 2 (performed by Rachmaninov) and 3, Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor
Goldberg Variations for strings (complete) - 59:59 minutes (54.92 MB)
"Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685-July 28, 1750) was a German Baroque composer. He was one of the greatest composers of all time, but during his lifetime, he was little-known and was mostly recognized for performing on the organ. Bach composed in many established musical forms, including, for example, the cantata and fugue, and developed them into complex and sublime pieces. He composed over 1,100 works in almost every musical genre (except opera).
Bach was born and died in Germany, and spent his entire life there, working as an organist, teacher, and composer. He had over 20 children, including four who became famous musicians in their own right, including Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christoph Friedrich, and Johann Christian.
By 1740, Bach's eyesight was failing. Two eye operations resulted in Bach's complete blindness; these operations also damaged his health and may have hastened his death. He died of a stroke on July 28, 1750. Bach is buried at St. John's cemetery, Leipzig. Bach's widow Anna lived for another ten years, dying in poverty in 1760. Bach's death in 1750 marked the end of the Baroque period in music.
Bach's works were soon forgotten (but then again, they were hardly known during his lifetime - many of his works were not published until a century after his death). In March, 1829 (almost 100 years after Bach's death), the composer Felix Mendelssohn performed Bach's St. Matthew Passion, spurring a world-wide interest in Bach. Soon, Bach's works were appreciated by the world - essentially for the first time."
Concerto in d Major - 7:14 minutes (6.62 MB)
Johann Ludwig Bach (J L Bach) was a contemporary and second cousin of Sebastian Bach. He was just one of the many Bachs who were musicians and composers at the time.
Sinfonia in d minor - 7:58 minutes (7.3 MB)
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (J C F Bach) was the ninth son of Sebastian Bach, born in 1732. He was well-respected as musician and composer, but did not have the brilliance of his brother Emanuel, or the eccentricities of Friedemann. Much of his work was lost in the bombings of WW2.
Symphony in E Major - 8:28 minutes (7.75 MB)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (C P E Bach) was Sebastion Bach's second son, born in 1714. He was a very influential composer and more famous than his father at the time. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart said of him, "He is the father, we are the children." He died at the age of 74 and was buried in a church, a respected member of the community.