Pachelbel: Kanon

Pachelbel: Kanon & Gigue - J.S. Bach - Handel - Vivaldi
Musica Antiqua Köln - Reinhard Goebel
Archiv 410 502 (1 LP)


Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706):
- Canon and Gigue in D major (violin I-III; b.c.)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
- Overture n. 2 in B minor BWV 1067 (flute; strings, b.c.)
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759):
- Sonata Op. 5 n. 4 (violin I/II; b.c.)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741):
- Sonata "La Follia" Op. 1/12 RV 63 (violin I/II; b.c.)

Playing time: 48'15

Performers: Wilbert Hazelzet (flute); Reinhard Goebel, Hajo Bäß (violin); Karlheinz Steeb (viola); Jaap ter Linden (cello); Jean-Michel Forest (violone); Henk Bouman (harpsichord: Vivaldi and Bach); Andreas Staier (harpsichord: Pachelbel and Handel).

Recording date: 1982 (Vivaldi and Bach) and 1983 (Pachelbel and Handel).

Comments: Bach's Overture is a reissue from the Overtures LP, while the other pieces were recorded anew, even those by Pachelbel and Vivaldi, which are different from the versions included in early LPs. Reissued at mid-price in the "Archiv Masters" series (Archiv 447 285-2 A MA (1 CD)), with the addition of Bach's Overture BWV 1070 from the same Ouvertures LP.

Maurizio Frigeni

An earlier recording featuring an ensemble arrangement of Pachelbel's canon, and supposedly responsible for kicking off the "fad" for this work:

Pachelbel's Canon
Paillard Chamber Orchestra - Jean-François Paillard
Erato 98475

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Todd M. McComb