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For Thy Pleasure

et al Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer) Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 26, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Delos Records
  • ASIN: B00000070S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,589 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: I. Allegro
2. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: II. Adagio ma non tanto
3. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: III. Allegro
4. The Well Tempered Clavier: Prelude
5. No. 1 In C The Well Tempered Clavier: Fugue No. 1 In C
6. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: III. Allegro
7. The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
8. The Well Tempered Clavier: Fugue No. 3
9. Abdelazer: Rondeau
10. Monteverdiana: I. Toccata
11. Monteverdiana: II. Balletto
12. Monteverdiana: IV. Sonata
13. Fantasia Upon One Note
14. Little Fugue In G Minor
15. Concerto for Four Violins: I. Largo e staccato
16. Concerto for Four Violins: II. Allegro
17. Concerto for Four Violins: III. Adagio
18. Concerto for Four Violins: IV. Vivace
19. Canon In D: The Pachelbel 'Loose' Cannon

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb performance and thrilling interpretations. November 23, 1999
Format:Audio CD
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet continues in their tradition of approaching music of many genres from all eras with this impressive addition to their list of fine recordings. From their exciting renditions of some of Bach's Brandenburg Concerti to the festive Monteverdiani, the L.A.G.Q. substantiate my faith in the guitar as a formidable concert instrument.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just lovely! November 27, 2002
Format:Audio CD
The rich, mellow strains of four virtuoso guitarists playing together is both relaxing and intriguing. It is refreshing to hear these Baroque favorites rendered by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet with a different texture and timbre that one normally hears. All four players--John Dearman, Scott Tennant, Bill Kanengiser and Andrew York--master their parts with incredible agility. This quartet is not above having a little fun with their subject matter too; their encore rendition of Pachelbel's famous canon incorporates percussion and interprets the piece in a variety of modern styles, taking full advantage of the adaptability of their instruments.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baroque Guitar Renditions of Bach to Telemann Et Al October 30, 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is quite the collection of Baroque compositions played and recorded superbly by this quitar quartet.
From such exquisite works such as parts of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 to Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, they pull the transposition to strings with dignity and quality of the music.
The Monteverdianna piece is superb in its chamber quality, touched by its would seem court jester type style. It is delightful in its upbeat transitions. The Telemann work for violin quarter is marvelous done on guitars, especially the Vivace which spins and darts around on one's ears with zeal and passion!
The closing Pachelbel "Loose Canon" is a soft, soothing rendition of this fabulous Baroque composition which looms among the all-time classics!
LAGQ is definitely top-notch! Definitely this is superb example of classical guitar well-done in the Baroque era.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars baroque music as music for the soul June 19, 2002
By teleute
Format:Audio CD
baroque music is one of the most soothing of genres when well played. this cd collection is well played. purcell's rondeau evokes images of the power of the genre and is my favourite.
for those who are just starting to appreciate classical music, begin with pachelbel's "loose" canon and go from there. this rendition is brilliant.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than pleasure: it takes my breathe away ! January 18, 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Absolutely astonishing, this exquisite collection of classical pieces come to cheer me up.
Listen to "The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba" and you know what I mean !!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Soulless May 1, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I came across this record long time ago and found it boring, without a tooth. Then I attended a concert of the LAGQ and really liked the performance full of melodical conversations and exposing the depth of Bach compositions. So I bought the record. Still boring.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Thy Pleasure: Yeap, It is Very Enjoyable October 24, 2006
By S. Kim
Format:Audio CD
For the first time, I listened to LAGQ from Vermont Public Radio while I came back home. After listening to "Little Fugue In G Minor", I could not get it out of my mind. I like the original version of Bach's organ music but the LAGQ version gave me a different feeling of music: True melancholy.

Buying the cd gave me a lot of joyful time. All the music in the cd were excellent. I believe there are a lot of musicians who are techically perfect but only a few of them can give me this kind of pleasure. All the music are beautiful and graceful. On top of that all of them are absolutely enjoyable.

Please try the last track, "Canon In D: The Pachelbel 'Loose' Cannon" when you are blue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just amazing playing! May 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This cd is great, the repertoire isn't played very much, and these four gentlemen play it so well! My personal favorite track on the disc is the "loose" cannon! Just a fun arrangement of one of the most popular classical songs of all time, and it's virtuosic in every way! Another great CD. Enjoy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Quintessential Guitar Quartet
Combine the best of the Baroque period with one of the best Guitar Quartets ever.

I love the pacing and the sheer beauty of the guitar played at its best. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stan Thomasson
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This guitar group will astound you. The variety of sounds they can get from these acoustic instruments is truly amazing.
Published 14 months ago by P. Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars The best guitar quartet in the world
Of all their CDs this is my favorite. I have seen them in concert 3 times, and this cd captures their energy like you are at a live concert.
Published 18 months ago by Science Teacher
5.0 out of 5 stars Love guitar!
I have loved everything I've heard from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet! I first heard them on our local PBS/NPR station, WILL-FM, Urbana, and had to find CDs of their music. Read more
Published 19 months ago by norcross
5.0 out of 5 stars Chamber Music - Perfect Choice
Played "Prelude No 1 in C major" by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet ... It was beautiful chamber music with a acoustic flair ... Read more
Published on August 12, 2011 by Patches
5.0 out of 5 stars Great revelation of Bach and the Baroque
A great revelation of Bach and the Baroque that I first discovered in 1999 on the old Napster. I'm still downloading MP3s but now they are not the broken and damaged ones! Read more
Published on December 31, 2008 by Grranimal
5.0 out of 5 stars Baroque style classics
The title, "For Thy Pleasure" is very apt. I had to pass it along to our pastor and his wife, they also have been delighted with this CD.

LAGQ is the best.
Published on November 14, 2007 by Scion 4B
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
A gorgeous collection of guitar works and arrangements, fluently performed - and with real panache. So good, my own private wedding-video is accompanied by them!
Published on October 1, 2007 by R. G. W. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars The best LAGQ yet
Phenomenal classical guitar with just a touch of the modern. Absolutely wonderful recording and a favorite of the LAGQ catalog. Read more
Published on September 4, 2007 by Stratiotes Doxha Theon
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent Performance
What can I say about Bach played by LAGQ but The Perfect Combination. The only thing reprochable is that some tracks like the "Loose" Cannon by Pachelbel ends in fade out instead... Read more
Published on January 9, 2007 by Ricardo Sada Marroquin
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