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Baroque for the Brain: Music to Study By

Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Marais, Marini, Mendelssohn, Telemann, Vivaldi

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

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A playlist to study by, curated by Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon

Music is considered one of the best companions to stimulate your study efforts. This unique playlist—our first ever digital release—features one of the world’s leading baroque ensembles in a wonderful blend of music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven. We are delighted to offer this inspiring music as a backdrop for your studies.  

Curator's Note:

"Music from the baroque and classical eras is intrinsically well suited to studying. Its harmonies, melodies, and rhythms are ordered and pleasing. I feel certain that this music is “good for the brain.” It is both stimulating and calming. It encourages focus. Whether fast or slow, it works well as either background or foreground music. I have looked for tracks that flow well, but are not dramatically shocking. It is all wonderful music, and will hopefully inspire great and productive studying!"

—Jeanne Lamon

Baroque for the Brain: Music to Study By is available on all major streaming and digital music services.

Track Listing

 

 

Georg Philipp Telemann

1.

Overture in D Major, after TWV 55:D18

4:44

 

 

 

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

 

2.

Adagio, after Aria “Wo zwei und drei versammlet sind,” BWV 42

5:17

 

 

 

 

Antonio Vivaldi

 

3.

Allegro, from Concerto for 2 cellos in G Minor, RV 531
Christina Mahler & Allen Whear, cello soloists

3:03

 

 

 

4.

Largo, from Concerto for lute in D Major, RV 93
Lucas Harris, lute soloist

4:52

 

 

 

 

Marin Marais

 

5.

Chaconne, from Alcyone

6:37

 

 

 

 

George Frideric Handel

 

6.

Prelude to “As with rosy steps,” from Theodora

1:48

 

 

 

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

 

7.

Sinfonia “How brightly shines the morning star,” after BWV 1

3:52

 

 

 

 

Biagio Marini

 

8.

Passacaglia, from Op. 22

4:01

 

 

 

 

Antonio Vivaldi

 

 

Concerto for violin in C Minor “Amato bene”

 

9.

Allegro

3:32

10.

Largo

2:40

11.

Allegro
Elisa Citterio, violin soloist

3:16

 

 

 

 

George Frideric Handel

 

 

Messiah

 

12.

Sinfony

3:14

13.

Chorus “For unto us a child is born”

3:58

14.

Chorus “Hallelujah”

4:02

 

 

 

 

Ludwig van Beethoven

 

15.

Overture to Coriolan, op. 62

7:07

16.

Adagio, from Symphony no. 4 in B-flat Major, op. 60

8:27

 

 

 

 

Felix Mendelssohn

 

17.

Saltarello: Presto, from Symphony no. 4 in A Major, op. 90 “Italian”

5:58

 

 

 

 

TOTAL TIME:

76:42

Tracks 1–8 directed by Jeanne Lamon
Tracks 9–11 directed by Elisa Citterio
Tracks 12–14 directed by Ivars Taurins
Tracks 15–17 directed by Bruno Weil
 

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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir
Elisa Citterio, Music Director
Ivars Taurins, Director, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Playlist curated by Jeanne Lamon, Music Director Emerita

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