The 99 Most Essential Bach Masterpieces

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1 The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846: I. Prelude and Fugue in C Major-Johannes Schmidt
2 Suite No. 3 in D Major for Orchestra, BWV 1068: II. Air-Mainz Chamber Orchestra and Günter Kehr
3 Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ, BWV 565-Klemens Schnorr
4 Concerto No. 2 in E Major for Violin and Strings, BWV 1042: I. Allegro-Emmy Verhey, Camerata Antonio Lucio and Alun Francis
5 Suite No. 2 in B Minor for Orchestra, BWV 1067: VII. Badinerie-Klaus Pohlers, Mainz Chamber Orchestra and Günter Kehr
6 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: I. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
7 Chorale from Cantata, BWV 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben": Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring)-Ama Deus Ensemble
8 Concerto No. 5 in F Minor for Harpsichord and Orchestra, BWV 1056: II. Arioso: Largo-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
9 Concerto in D Minor for 2 Violins, Strings and B.C, BWV 1043: I. Vivace-Yehudi Menuhin
10 Choral Prelude in E-Flat Major, BWV 645, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"-Jurgis Grinkiavichius
11 Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: V. Bourée I - Bourée II - Bourée I da capo-Victor Yoran
12 Cantata BWV 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!": IX. Schäfe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)-Musica Antiqua New York
13 Suite No. 1 in C Major for Orchestra, BWV 1066: Overture-Slovak Chamber Orchestra
14 Sonata in E-Flat Major for Flute and Harpsichord, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano-Moravian Trio
15 Aria and 30 Variations (The Goldberg Variations), BWV 988: Aria-Christiane Jaccottet
16 Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004: Chaconne-Conrad von der Goltz
17 Concerto No. 1 in C Minor for Two Harpsichords and Orchestra, BWV 1060: II. Adagio-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
18 Partita in B-Flat Major for Harpsichord, BWV 825: I. Prelude-Dubravka Tomsic
19 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Sinfonia in G Major, "And There Where Shepherds"-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
20 Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, BWV 1051: I. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
21 Sonata in E Minor for Flute and Basso Continuo, BWV 1034: II. Allegro-Moravian Trio
22 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: I. Jauchzet frohlocket (Christians Be Joyful)-Vienna Symphony Orchestra
23 Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude-Victor Yoran
24 Concerto No. 1 in A Minor for Violin and Strings, BWV 1041: I. Allegro-Emmy Verhey, Camerata Antonio Lucio and Alun Francis
25 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Chorale No. 64 in D Major: Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen-Susanne Doll
26 Magnificat, BWV 243: I. Magnificat-Ama Deus Ensemble
27 The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872-Johannes Schmidt
28 Concerto No. 1 in C Minor for Two Harpsichords and Orchestra, BWV 1060: I. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
29 Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578, "Little Fugue"-Walter Kraft
30 Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049: I. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
31 Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006: I. Preludio-Aaron Rosand
32 St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Ich will Dir mein Herze schenken-Vienna Academy Chorus and Vienna Chamber Orchestra
33 Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Sarabande-Andrés Segovia
34 Suite No. 1 in C Major for Orchestra, BWV 1066: IV. Forlane-Slovak Chamber Orchestra
35 English Suite No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 811: I. Prelude-Johannes Schmidt
36 Magnificat, BWV 243: II. Ex exsultavit-Ama Deus Ensemble
37 Eight Short Preludes and Fugues: I. Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 553-Jurgis Grinkiavichius
38 French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817: I. Allemande-Johannes Schmidt
39 Chorale for Organ, BWV 650: "Kommst du nun, Jesu von himmel her unter"-Armand Belien
40 Suite in G Minor for Solo Lute, BWV 995: I. Prelude-Dakko Petrinjak
41 Concerto in D Minor for Harpsichord and Orchestra, BWV 1052: I. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
42 Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543-Otto Winter
43 Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: I. Sinfonia in D Major-Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra and Ferdinand Grossmann
44 Sonata in C Major for Flute and Guitar, BWV 1033: II. Allegro-Elisabeth Riessbeck and Klaus Gäckle
45 Magnificat, BWV 243: III. Quia respexit - IV. Omnes generationes-Ama Deus Ensemble
46 Cantata for Organ, BWV 642, "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten" (from the Little Organ Book)-Eberhard Kraus
47 Sonata in A Major for Flute and Harpsichord, BWV 1032: II. Allegro-Moravian Trio
48 Concerto in D Minor for 2 Violins, Strings and B.C, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto-Yehudi Menuhin
49 Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Credo (Symbolum Nicenum): Et resurrexit-Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra
50 Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, BWV 1051: II. Adagio ma non troppo-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
51 Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 538, "Dorian"-Eberhard Kraus
52 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: I. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
53 Partita No. 3 for Solo Violin in E Major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte en Rondeau-Aaron Rosand
54 Cantata, BWV 202, "Wedding Cantata": Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten-Musica Antiqua New York
55 Eight Short Preludes and Fugues: VI. Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 558-Jurgis Grinkiavichius
56 The Musical Offering, BWV 1079, "Musikalisches Opfer": II. Allegro-Munich Instrumental Ensemble
57 Magnificat, BWV 243: X. Suscepit Israel-Ama Deus Ensemble
58 Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of the Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus No. 9 in D Minor-Basel Brass Quintet
59 English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806: I. Prélude-Johannes Schmidt
60 Sonata No. 1 for Solo Violin in G Minor, BWV 1001: IV. Presto-Aaron Rosand
61 Partita for Harpsichord in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: IV. Sarabande-Dubravka Tomsic
62 Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049: II. Andante-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
63 Overture in the French Style (Partita in B Minor for Harpsichord), BWV 831: III. Gavotte 1 & 2-Christiane Jaccottet
64 Prelude in C Minor, BWV 999-Andrés Segovia
65 Choral Prelude "Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit", BWV 672-Leonidas Melnikas
66 Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: IV. Sarabande-Victor Yoran
67 Magnificat, BWV 243: XII. Sicut erat in principio-Ama Deus Ensemble
68 Pastorale in F Major, BWV 590: II. Lento-Armand Belien
69 Suite in C Minor for Solo Lute, BWV 997 (Transcribed for Guitar): I. Preludio-Manuel Barrueco
70 Sonata in E Minor for Flute and Basso Continuo, BWV 1034: III. Andante-Moravian Trio
71 Concerto No. 5 in F Minor for Harpsichord and Orchestra, BWV 1056: I. Allegro moderato-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
72 Motet No. 1, BWV 225: "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied" - Lobet den Herrn in seinen Taten-Ama Deus Ensemble
73 Chorals for Organ, BWV 599-644: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 610-Miklos Spanyi
74 Sonata in C Major for Flute and Guitar, BWV 1033: III. Adagio-Elisabeth Riessbeck and Klaus Gäckle
75 Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564-Karen de Pastel
76 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: III. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
77 French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815: Allemande-Christiane Jaccottet
78 Sonata No. 1 for Solo Violin in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio-Aaron Rosand
79 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: XL. Ich will nur Dir - XLI. Jesus richte mein Beginnen-Vienna Symphony Orchestra
80 Adagio from Keyboard Concerto, BWV 974 (after Marcello)-Leonidas Melnikas
81 Concerto in A Minor for Flute, Violin, Harpsichord and Orchestra, BWV 1044: II. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
82 Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: II. Adagio in B Minor - III. Kommt, eilet und laufet-Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra and Ferdinand Grossmann
83 Sonata in B Minor for Flute and Harpsichord, BWV 1030: II. Largo e dolce-Moravian Trio
84 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Chorale No. 35, "Seid Froh Dieweil, Daß euer Heil"-Prima Choir
85 Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540-Eberhard Kraus
86 English Suite No. 5 in E Minor, BWV 810: Allemande-Johannes Schmidt
87 St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Finale Chorus-Vienna Academy Chorus and Vienna Chamber Orchestra
88 Fugue for Solo Guitar in G Minor, BWV 1000-Klaus Jäckle
89 Cantata BWV 202, "Wedding Cantata": IX. Sehet in Zufriedenheit-Musica Antiqua New York
90 Sonata No. 1 in G Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001: IV. Presto-Conrad von der Goltz
91 English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809: IV. Sarabande-Johannes Schmidt
92 Suite No. 2 in B Minor for Orchestra, BWV 1067: I. Overture-Klaus Pohlers, Mainz Chamber Orchestra and Günter Kehr
93 Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: I. Prelude-Victor Yoran
94 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: III. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
95 Concerto No. 3 in D Major for Harpsichord and Orchestra, BWV 1054: III. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
96 Choral Prelude "Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott", BWV 721-Jurgis Grinkiavichius
97 Concerto No. 1 in A Minor for Violin and Strings, BWV 1041: II. Adagio-Emmy Verhey, Camerata Antonio Lucio and Alun Francis
98 Concerto No. 6 in F Major for Harpsichord and Orchestra, BWV 1057: III. Allegro assai-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
99 Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Dona nobis pacem-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra