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Bach for Book Lovers


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listen  1. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C (WTK, Book I, No.1), BWV 846 - PreludeFriedrich Gulda 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E (WTK, Book I, No.9), BWV 854 - PreludeFriedrich Gulda 1:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A flat (WTK, Book I, No.17), BWV 862 - PreludeFriedrich Gulda 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Piano performance - 2. LargoChamber Orchestra of Europe and James Judd and Jean Louis Steuerman 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J.S. Bach: Concerto for Violin, Oboe, and Strings in D minor, BWV 1060 - 2. AdagioArthur Grumiaux and Edo de Waart and Heinz Holliger and New Philharmonia Orchestra 5:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - 2. RondeauAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner and William Bennett 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - 3. SarabandeAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner and William Bennett 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - 6. MenuetAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner and William Bennett 1:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat (WTK, Book II, No.7), BWV 876 - PreludeFriedrich Gulda 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F minor (WTK, Book II, No.12), BWV 881 - PreludeFriedrich Gulda 5:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.4), BWV 849 - PreludeFriedrich Gulda 2:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971 - 2. AndanteJean Louis Steuerman 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 2. CouranteAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 3. Gavotte I-IIAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 4. ForlaneAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner 1:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 5. Menuet I-IIAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 6. Bourrée I-IIAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. J.S. Bach: Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066 - 7. Passepied I-IIAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A (WTK, Book II, No.19), BWV 888 - PreludeFriedrich Gulda 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B flat (WTK, Book II, No.21), BWV 890 - PreludeFriedrich Gulda 6:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046 - 2. AdagioI Musici 5:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051 - 3. AllegroI Musici and János Scholz and Maria Teresa Garatti 6:01$1.29  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 10, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B0000041NJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,506 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this to any book lover out there!
K. L. Robinson
I really love the pieces on this CD, they are calm and relaxing, and my kittens love to fall asleep while it's playing.
Susan R. Case
The "songs" were chosen from the vast and excellent Phillips classical music recordings.
Todd Carlsen

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I didn't know a lick about classical music unti now. I came across this (a three cd set titled "Music for Book Lovers" while browsing a mail order flyer which came with a bookclub mailing. The whismical cover art and idea of soothing reading music attracted me. As with books, I immediately got on Amazon to locate and read reviews. I listened to the (very generous) samples and was impressed...it sounded like wonderful music! Amazon, of course, had a much better price so I ordered the cd set. I fell in love immediately upon placing in my cd player where it hasn't left since! This stuff is awesome and I've missed out all these years until now! The "Bach for Book Lovers" is my favorite and not just for reading - I bath, sleep, work, relax, read, wash dishes, watch the sunset, you name it! The piano pieces are so poetic and soothing, but never boring. The collection of pieces are thoughtfully and appropriately chosen. The other two cds in the set are even more relaxing and good for chasing away stress, tension, and even sleeplessnes. I have since ordered six more cds in this delightful series, as well as the book "Classical Music For Dummies." Can't wait for Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and more Bach to arrive! (The cds include an excellent liner catalog of other cds in the series). It doesn't take an expert to distinguish and enjoy great music - Thanks Amazon!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By rodboomboom HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 14, 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Combining two of my favorite things, Bach and Books, this is a great find for those who are in to these two!
A fine selection of Bach is displayed, from concerto to suite, from oboe to clavier to harpsichord to orchestra, the variety and peaceful that exude from this fine collection are soothing.
Certainly this delivers what it promised, relaxing, warm music to surround one when reading. I often combine the two and this will become a staple for just that.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Todd Carlsen on January 25, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a suberb compilation of delightful Bach piano and chamber music masterpieces. The "songs" were chosen from the vast and excellent Phillips classical music recordings. The sound, performances, and song selections are outstanding.
A lot of great classical music is not very good for listening at home. The crescendos can be loud and the themes too intense. I would rather listen to a breathtaking Mozart piano sonata (solo piano) at home than a grand Mozart symphony (large orchestra). The music on this CD was chosen for home listening, such as when reading a book.
This music is EXCELLENT for listening at home. It's both brilliant and mellow. When I listen to this music I marvel at the brilliance of Bach. I am very grateful for this music.
A fantastic compilation!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Alan Lekan on June 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Especially to the average listener, certain types of classical music can seem ... well, actually disturbing to listen to with its sometimes frenzied tempos, dissonant tones or dramatic shifts in loudness - and all of that sometimes after a day of frenzied schedules, harsh people and constant noise. Fortunately, most all of 18th century classical music - like that of Bach or Mozart - was composed purposely to inspire contentment, cheerfulness and refreshment. Such is the music on this CD. Not only is this music calming to listen to when reading or meandering around the house but also is an inspiring introduction to the music of the great Baroque composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.

THis CD contains a fine selection of various types of instrumental music Bach wrote (solo piano, concerto for solo instrument and small orchestra) that all have a similar, more gentle tempo that makes for a delightful, non-intrusive background for entertaining, reading or conversation. But don't let the cute cover graphics mislead you that this is not serious quality music - most of the selections here are taken from several top Philips recordings with mostly good sound quality. About half the selections are gentle, lyrical piano solo works ("preludes") from Bach's keyboard masterpiece called "The Well-Tempered Clavier" and provide a wonderful repose in between the more lively orchestral works. If there is one complaint here, it would be the sound quality on the solo piano music which is a bit harsh. But it still makes a great place to start to explore the music of Bach or just to have some nice music on hand for reading.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I can't imagine a better CD to enjoy while reading a book. If you have a repeat feature on your CD player, turn it on, read your book, and doze off peacefully at the end of the evening.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By - Kasia S. VINE VOICE on September 29, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I think Bach was the musical equivalent of the big romance, his music tugs at the heart with waves that squeeze the listener to the core, after all the man brought Baroque into fashion. This is prefect on my iPod, I love to put this on and sit back while I take the bus, watch people go by, trees and clouds pass in a blur, feeling as if I was in a movie with the soundtrack to my life playing, especially when listening to the first track - Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 1 in C major, I only wish it was longer since it's simply glorious!

My first memories of Bach aren't the fondest, I hated piano practice and it seemed that my teacher had in infinite supply of Bach minuets and bourrees that my fingers twisted ungracefully never hiding the lack of practice. I can play them now but listening to sweet Bach while reading is even better. The music is a mix of serene and articulate, for those who don't appreciate staccato (abrupt and short finger work) it will probably feel this as more unusual for reading but it's blended nicely with other instruments. There is some really beautiful oboe in here, hard instrument to learn gracefully without sounding like a duckling and charming harpsichord, blending together into ethereal sounds of coziness. And there is finally some flute in here, my main instrument that I must confess is not the coziest of sounds but here it shines beautifully, and I smirk sometimes remembering that I had to learn those pieces, now I just get to enjoy them; for once I'm the audience.

Perhaps best known to most for his accomplishment of the Kyrie and Gloria of the Mass in B Minor and the Brandenburg Concerto, Bach's smaller works are not to be missed and he has composed over a thousand of them, so plenty to go around for us bookworms. This is another nice album to have around for any kind of activity.

- Kasia S.
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