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ORIGINAL COVER[]

EPISODE INFORMATION[]

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE[]

  • October 1998 (Completed)
  • December 6, 1998 (Release)
  • October 26, 2004 (Reissue)

COMPOSERS[]

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Christian Petzold

DURATION[]

27:00

EQUIVALENT[]

  • Baby Bach CD: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003
  • Baby Webster Flash Cards

EPISODE GUIDE[]

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Baby Bach is the 3rd Baby Einstein video in the series. it was released on December 6, 1998, despite the original tape claiming to be copyrighted in 1999 and was later reissued that same year. It is the second music episode from the series and includes the classical music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and colorful toys from the 90's. It was one of the 10 videos to be created by Julie Aigner-Clark. In 2000, the sound design for Baby Bach was updated by Bill Weisbach. A new Baby Bach CD came out when the sound design was updated. Later in 2004, Disney re-released the video with some of the toys replaced for new ones.

Video Guide[]

Opening[]

  • Fanfare from Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565: Marching 3 Cornelius the Dancing Chickens (in black) (replaced by Marching 3 White Rikki Roosters (in black) in 2004)
  • Minuet in G Major from Anna Magdalena, BWV Anh. 114, Petzold: Opening titles

Balls and Kinetics[]

  • Red, Yellow, Green and Blue Winkel from blurry to clear (in black)
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, 3rd Movement: Machine Ball Factory (in white) in 5 different angles (only 4 different angles with the 5th angle zoomed out in 2004), Black Cosmos Kinetic with Red Ball zoomed out (in white), Jupiter Kinetic (in white), Black Cosmos Kinetic with Red Ball zoomed in (in white)

Hammered Instruments[]

  • Lights n' Sound Fire Engine (in white)
  • Sierra plays with her Shaker from 4-in-1 Mini Orchestra (in black)
  • Orchestral Piano (in white)
  • Red Zylon Dragon Puppet (in black)
  • Lollipop Drum (in white)
  • Threading Cheese (in black)
  • 8 Tune Xylophone (in white)
  • Sierra plays peekaboo (in black)

Spinning and Rocking[]

  • Herz und mund und tat und leben, BWV 147, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring": Orange Hydro Gyro starts spinning (in white) (replaced by Turbo Tower Totem Tops (in white) in 2004), Sun Pendulum (in black) (replaced by Sun Balance (in black) in 2004), Orange Hydro Gyro starts to wobble (in white) (replaced by Turbo Tower Totem Tops (in white) in 2004), Musical Bubble Bear (in black) (replaced by Bubble Monkey (in black) in 2004), Orange Hydro Gyro falls down and then stops spinning (in white) (replaced by Turbo Tower Totem Tops (in white) in 2004)
  • Balloons (in black)

Winter Fun[]

  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049, 1st Movement: Village Animated Sledding Hill (in black) in 3 different angles, Wonderland Bear Band (in white) in 2 different angles (replaced by Fox Hunt Man with Horn, Drummer Boy, and Salvation Army Woman with Alto Horn (in white) in 4 different angles in 2004), Village Animated Skating Pond (in black) in 4 different angles, Village Animated Sledding Hill (in black), Village Animated Skating Pond (in black), Wonderland Bear Band (in white) (replaced by Fox Hunt Man with Horn, Drummer Boy, and Salvation Army Woman with Alto Horn (in white) in 2004)

Robots Awake[]

  • Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565/Cantata No. 140, Sleepers Awake, BWV 645: Two Atomic Robots with Mini Machine Man (in white)

Blown Instruments[]

  • Sierra blows her Animal Jazz Band Trumpet (in black)
  • Little Tooter Trumpet, Animal Jazz Band Trumpet, and Trumpet Kazoo (in white)
  • Octopus Puppet (in black)
  • Saxophone in white (replaced by Play at Home Saxophone (in white) in 2004)
  • Baby Giraffe Puppet in black (replaced by Mini-Mals: Kiko Kitty (in black) in 2004)
  • Bird Trumpet and Kazoo (in white)
  • Sierra plays peekaboo again (in black)
  • Moving Moneybox (in white)

Static Electricity[]

  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047, 3rd Movement: 8 Inch Plasma Ball zoomed out (in black) then in with a hand touching (in black), Silver Form "S" Kinetic (in white), Spinning Disco Ball zooming in from blurry to clear and then to blurry again (in black), Holographic Perpetual Motion Wheel (in white), 8 Inch Plasma Ball zoomed out with a hand touching and then in (in black), Silver Form "S" Kinetic roses down (in white)

Dancing Animals[]

  • Cornelius the Dancing Chicken (in black) (replaced by White Rikki Rooster (in black) in 2004)
  • Aspen tells a joke (in black): "Why did Mozart get rid of all his chickens? 'Cuz they kept going 'Bach, Bach, Bach, Bach!'" It makes the crew laugh.
  • Flute Sonata in E Flat Major, BWV 1031, 3rd Movement: RC Dizzy Kitty (in white) in 3 different angles, Aqua Fun: Fish Tank zoomed out and then in, Cornelius the Dancing Chicken and Sunny the Singing Sunflower (in black) (replaced by White Rikki Rooster and Singing Swaying Flower (in black) in 2004), G.G. Giraffe (in white)

Streamers[]

  • Minuet in G Major from Anna Magdalena, BWV Anh. 114: Holographic Streamers from blurry to clear (in white)

Plucked Instruments[]

  • Peek-a-Boo Farm (in black)
  • Sierra plays with her Junior Bongos (in black)
  • Melody Harp (in white)
  • Baby Dino in Egg Puppet (in black)
  • Accordion (in white)
  • Snowy Owl Puppet (in black)
  • Ukulele zoomed in (in white)
  • Sierra clapping with Pink Plastic Sunglasses on (in black)

Night Lights[]

  • Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, "Air on the G String": Purple Lava Lamp (in black), Spinning Disco Ball normal zoom (in black) with disco lights coming (60 fps in 2004), Purple Lava Lamp (in black)

Goldberg Suite[]

  • Goldberg Circus Theme, Weisbach: Title card with photos of 2 Tin Wind-Up Clowns (none in 2004)

Toy Carnival[]

  • Goldberg Variation No. 1, BWV 988: Musical Carousel (in black) in 3 different angles, Tin Wind-Up Ferris Wheel (in white) in 2 different angles, Pendulum Clock: Magic Show (in black) (2 different angles in 1998-1999 only) (replaced by Big Top Flippity Flops Dominoes (in white) in 4 different angles in 2004), Sun Pendulum (in white) (replaced by Sun Balance (in white) in 2004), G.G. Giraffe (in white) (none in 2004), Max the Animated Terrier Dog (in black), Tin Wind-Up Ferris Wheel (in white) and then stops spinning
  • 2 Tin Wind-Up Clowns (in black) (both operated in 1998-1999 only) (replaced by Clown Wall Clock (in black) in 2004)

Hands at Play[]

  • Goldberg Variation No. 4, BWV 988: Pop-Up Animals (in black), Hoberman Sphere (in white), Red, Yellow, Green and Blue Winkel from clear to blurry (in black)

Faces[]

  • 3 Cornelius the Dancing Chickens (in black) (replaced by 3 White Rikki Roosters in black in 2004)
  • Goldberg Variation No. 30, BWV 988: The Baby Einstein logo (The Boy's Head) is drawn with a marker, The drawing is finished (in white), Whoozit (in black)

Finale[]

  • Title card with photos of 2 Tin Wind-Up Clowns (none in 2004)
  • 14 Canons on the Goldberg Ground, BWV 1087: Holographic Streamers (in white), Sierra (in white) (one scene wearing Pink Plastic Sunglasses), Machine Ball Factory (in black) in 2 different angles, Aspen depicted in 2 scenes (in white) and 1 scene (in black), Purple Lava Lamp (in black), 8 Inch Plasma Ball zoomed in (in black), Aspen and Sierra dancing (in white), Village Animated Skating Pond (in black), Village Animated Sledding Hill (in black), Sierra looking at Aspen's feet (in white), Musical Bubble Bear (in black) (replaced by Bubble Monkey (in black) in 2004), Aspen and Sierra hug each other (in white)
  • Aspen says: "The video of me... is all done? I'm not the star anymore?" The crew laughs at her in the background.
  • Minuet in G Major from Anna Magdalena, BWV Anh. 114: Closing Credits
  • Ford 57 Thunderbird Model (in white)

Kids[]

  • Aspen Clark (wearing a black shirt and black leggings) (third appearance)
  • Sierra Clark (wearing the same clothes as Aspen) (does not speak) (third appearance)

Compositions[]

Video Compositions[]

  1. Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565 (Marching Chickens, Robots Awake)
  2. "1725 Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach": Minuet No. 1 in G Major BWV Anh. 114 (Petzold) (Opening Credits, Streamers, and Closing Credits)
  3. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, III. Allegro (Balls and Kinetics)
  4. "Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life" BWV 147: X. Finale: Allegretto "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Spinning and Rocking)
  5. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049, I. Allegro (Winter Fun)
  6. "Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying" BWV 140: IV. Choral: Allegretto "Zion hears the Watchmen Sing" (Robots Awake)
  7. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047, III. Allegro assai (Static Electricity)
  8. Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major for Flute, & Harpsichord, BWV 1031, III. Allegro (Dancing Animals)
  9. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, II. Air (Night Lights)
  10. 30 Variations for Harpsichord "Goldberg", BWV 988: No. 1 (Goldberg Suite; Toy Carnival)
  11. 30 Variations for Harpsichord "Goldberg", BWV 988: No. 4 (Goldberg Suite; Hands at Play)
  12. 30 Variations for Harpsichord "Goldberg", BWV 988: No. 30 (Goldberg Suite; Faces)
  13. 8 Canons on the Goldberg Ground BWV 1087: Nos. 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, and 14 (Finale)

Bonus Compositions (CD and Concert Hall with Playtime)[]

  1. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051, III. Allegro (Mobiles and Kinetics)
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major, BWV 1069, V. Réjouissance (Slide Chase Toys)
  3. Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major for Flute, & Harpsichord, BWV 1031, I. Allegro (Happy Toys in Motion) (later used in Baby's First Moves with a remix)
  4. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067, VI. Badinerie (Trains)
  5. Two-Part Invention No. 1 in C Major, BWV 772 (Toys in Action)

Distribution[]

  • Aigner-Clark Productions (1998-1999)
  • The Baby Einstein Company (1999-2000)
  • Artisan Entertainment/Family Home Entertainment/F.H.E. Kids (2000-2001)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (2002-2004)

Trivia[]

  • This is the first video to have classical music by Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • This is the first video to be filmed in Colorado after Julie Aigner-Clark and her family moved out from Alpharetta in 1998.
  • This is the first Baby Einstein video with Mark Burr.
  • This is the only video to have classical music by Christian Petzold.
  • This is the first Baby Einstein video to have an epilogue and a toy clip after the credits.
  • Despite, the Minuet in G (BWV Anh. 114) being featured in this video and BE referring it as a Bach piece, this piece was actually composed by Christian Petzold. Petzold only attributed the piece to Bach as part of his wife's music notebook for her keyboard lessons. However, for a very long time since then, Bach still gets most of the credit for some reason.
    • There are two versions of this piece on the CDs, one of them has the second part played with a guitar. This version is found on every version of the Baby Bach CD as well as the 1999 version of Bedtime Classics. The other version replaces the guitar with a vibraphone. This version is found on the 2000 version of Bedtime Classics, the Language Nursery CD, Lullaby Classics and Naptime Melodies.
  • Footage from this video was reused in the Baby Mozart, World of Colors, and Baby Lullaby Discovery Kits.
  • Highlights from the video, plus other tracks, can be heard in the Baby Bach CD: A Concert for Little Ears and the audiocassette.
  • The 1998-1999 version Tune-Up is the same one used in Baby Mozart.
  • In the 1998 version, the Magic Show Pendulum Clock had two different angles and in the 1998-1999 version, both Wind-Up Clowns are operating at the same time.
  • Baby Bach is one of the only videos that doesn't use Baby Einstein puppets, at least those made by Legends and Lore, because there are a few puppets in the video (like the Zylon Dragon who was actually made by Manhattan Toy, the Octopus Puppet, Dinosaur Egg Puppet, and Snowy Owl Puppet who were actually made by Folkmanis) that weren't made by L&L and thus aren't considered to be BE puppets.
  • In some foreign releases, the scenes featuring Aspen (Aspen's chicken joke, and her questioning the crew at the end.) are omitted.
  • Several toys in this video reappeared in others: Black Cosmos Kinetic with Red Ball in Baby Galileo, Max the Animated Terrier Dog, Lava Lamp, Cosmos Kinetic, Disco Ball, and Musical Bubble Bear in Baby Mozart (2010), Bontempi Saxophone in Baby Beethoven, Sunny the Sunflower in Baby Shakespeare, G. G. Giraffe in World Animals, Bubble Monkey, Octopus Puppet, Baby Dino in Egg Puppet, and Threading Cheese in Baby's First Sounds, Play at Home Saxophone, Bontempi Saxophone, and Accordion in Meet The Orchestra, Tin Wind-Up Ferris Wheel in Baby Newton, RC Dizzy Kitty in World of Words, and Machine Ball Factory in World of Colors.
  • This is the last video to feature only the Clark daughters.
  • In the initial 1998 and 1999 releases on VHS and CD, Bill Weisbach used MIDI files to compose the music. However, when Family Home Entertainment acquired Baby Einstein in 2000, he recomposed the pieces by hand.
  • This was the only video to be produced by Aigner-Clark Productions before the company renamed itself to The Baby Einstein Company in February 1999.
    • This video was originally going to be produced by I Think I Can Productions, but as Julie Aigner-Clark had renamed the company to Aigner-Clark Productions, she had her newly renamed studio work on Baby Bach. In February 1999, she changed the name of her company from Aigner-Clark Productions to The Baby Einstein Company.
  • This video and Lullaby Time were the basis of Baby Lullaby.
  • Some of the pieces in this video were later reused in Baby Lullaby.
  • The 2000-2002 DVD has music from the Baby Bach Concert for Little Ears CD with Bedtime and Playtime. It has the same music as the CD enclosed on the 2000 VHS. However, Wachet Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimme BWV 140 after Toccata in D Minor used during the "Robots Awake" skit isn't on the Baby Bach Concert for Little Ears CD, but it's on the Baby Bach Soundtrack CD enclosed on the 2001-2002 VHS. In the Soundtrack CD, it has every piece from the video except for Flute Sonata in E Flat BWV 1031 3rd Movement, because the 1st Movement of that piece takes place as an alternative on the Soundtrack CD. Some 2003 copies come with the 2002 Baby Bach Soundtrack CD on the VHS because the 2003 VHS is the same as 2002, besides the cover. However, in the CD enclosed on the 2004 VHS, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring BWV 147 by Johann Sebastian Bach is the only piece to be on the Baby Einstein Musical Audio Sampler CD enclosed on the 2004 VHS; dj100024 2.0 is the only enthusiast to have this Sampler CD.

Goofs[]

  • A few of the toys were exported in 30fps, but in the 2004 version, it was exported in 60fps.
  • In the 2nd Edition 1998 VHS, there is a glitch while transitioning from Dizzy Kitty to Aqua Fun Fish Tank, but however the 1st Edition Right Start 1998 VHS, the 1999 VHS and later releases didn't have that transition glitch.
  • The Wind-Up Chicks and Crazy Train were shown in the Toys in Videos page in the Wayback Machine for some reason, but they were not shown in the video.

Discovery Cards[]

  • Car (Ford 57 Thunderbird Model)
  • Cat (RC Dizzy Kitty)
  • Chicken (White Rikki Rooster)
  • Clown (Harlequin Cone Puppet in 2003/Clown Wall Clock in 2004)
  • Dinosaur (Baby Dino in Egg Puppet)
  • Fire Truck (Lights n' Sound Fire Engine)
  • Fish (Pink Fish from Aqua Fun)
  • Flower (Sunny the Singing Sunflower)
  • Horn (Bird Trumpet)
  • Owl (Snowy Owl Puppet)
  • Robot (Black Atomic Robot)
  • Sun (Sun Pendulum in 2003/Sun Balance Toy in 2004)
  • Truck (Moving Moneybox)

Crew[]

Job 1998-2003 2004
Presented by Aigner-Clark Productions The Baby Einstein Company, LLC
Creator Julie Aigner-Clark
Video Producers Bill Clark

Mark Burr

Sound design Bill Weisbach
The Players Bill Weisbach Bill Weisbach

Tom Nazziola

Music Johann Sebastian Bach
Kids Aspen Clark

Sierra Clark (does not speak)

Toys[]

1998-2004 2004
Cornelius the Dancing Chicken by Gemmy Industries Rikki Rooster (White) by Iwaya
Winkel (Red, Yellow, Green and Blue) by Manhattan Toy
Machine Ball Factory by DYTOY
Cosmos Kinetic (Red Ball Version) by Golden Island
Jupiter Kinetic by Carlisle
Lights n' Sound Fire Engine by FunRise
Shaker from 4-in-1 Mini Orchestra by Hohner
Orchestral Piano by Chicco
Zylon Dragon Puppet (Red) by Manhattan Toy
Lollipop Drum by Remo
Threading Cheese by Kids Classics
8 Tune Xylophone by Wonderful Toys
Hydro Gyro (Orange) by Rainbow Products Turbo Tower Totem Tops (Colors Variant) by Toysmith
Sun Pendulum by Colorado Craft Fair Sun Balance by Authentic Models, Inc.
Musical Bubble Bear by Fun Maker Bubble Monkey by Toysmith
Balloons by Party City
Village Animated Sledding Hill by Department 56
Wonderland Bear Band by Christmas Fantasy Fox Hunt Man with Horn, Drummer Boy, & Salvation Army Woman with Alto Horn by Byer's Choice Limited
Village Animated Skating Pond by Department 56
Atomic Robots (Black and Gray) by Schylling
Mini Machine Man by Masudaya
Animal Jazz Band Trumpet by TOMY
Little Tooter Trumpet by TOMY
Trumpet Kazoo by The Original Kazoo Company
Octopus Puppet by Folkmanis
Saxophone by Bontempi Play at Home Saxophone by Small World Toys
Baby Giraffe Puppet by Sweet Plush Mini-Mals: Kiko Kitty by Manhattan Toy
Bird Trumpet by Ambi Toys
Kazoo by Trophy Music/Toysmith
Moving Moneybox by Kovap
8 Inch Plasma Ball by Carlisle
Silver Form "S" Kinetic by Golden Island
Spinning Disco Ball by AADLP
Holographic Perpetual Motion Wheel by Carlisle
RC Dizzy Kitty by TOMY
Aqua Fun: Fish Tank by Masudaya
Sunny the Singing Sunflower by Gemmy Industries Singing Swaying Flower by Toys by Tiffany
G.G. Giraffe by Iwaya
Holographic Streamers by West Coast Design Studios
Peek-a-Boo Farm by Chicco
Junior Bongos by First Act
Melody Harp by Trophy Music
Baby Dino in Egg Puppet by Folkmanis
Accordion by Schylling
Snowy Owl Puppet by Folkmanis
Ukulele by Small World Toys
Pink Plastic Sunglasses by Party City
Lava Lamp (Purple) by Lava
Musical Carousel by Battat
Tin Wind-Up Ferris Wheel by Schylling
Pendulum Clock: Magic Show by Funline Merchandise Big Top Flippity Flops Dominoes by Alex Toys
Max the Animated Terrier Dog by Westminster
Tin Wind-Up Clowns by Russ Berrie Clown Wall Clock by La Fantasie
Pop-Up Animals (Old Version) by Battat
Hoberman Sphere (Large Red) by Hoberman Designs
Black Permanent Marker by Prismacolor
Whoozit by Hoopla by Andre
Ford 57 Thunderbird Model by Road Legends

Gallery[]

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Toys in Baby Bach
Original : Cornelius the Dancing Chicken, Winkel (Red, Yellow, Green & Blue), Machine Ball Factory, Cosmos Kinetic, Jupiter Kinetic, Light 'n Sound Fire Engine, Rhythm & Pals, Orchestra Piano, Zylon Dragon, Lollipop Drum, Threading Cheese, 8 Tune Xylophone, Hydro Gyro, Sun Pendulum, Musical Bubble Bear, Balloons, Village Animated Sledding Hill, Wonderland Bear Band, Village Animated Skating Pond, Atomic Robots, Mini Machine Man, Animal Jazz Band Trumpet, Little Tooter Trumpet, Trumpet Kazoo, Octopus Puppet, Bontempi Wind Instruments Saxophone, Baby Giraffe, Bird Trumpet, Kazoo, Moving Moneybank Truck, Plasma Ball, Form S Kinetic (Silver), Spinning Disco Ball, Holographic Perpetual Motion Wheel, Dizzy Kitty, Aqua Fun Fish Tank, Sunny the Singing Sunflower, G. G. Giraffe, Holographic Motion Windsock, Peek-A-Boo Farm, Junior Bongos, Melody Harp, Dinosaur Egg, Accordion, Snowy Owl, Ukulele, Sunglasses, Lava Lamp: Purple, Musical Carousel, Tin Wind-Up Ferris Wheel, Magic Show Pendulum Clock, Max The Animated Terrier Dog, Tin Wind-Up Clown with Drum, Tin Wind-Up Clown with Maracas, Pop-Up Animals, Hoberman Sphere, Marker, Whoozit, Ford 57 Thunderbird

Introduced in 2004 : Rikki Rooster (White), Turbo Tower Tops, Sun Balance, Bubble Monkey, Salvation Army Woman with Horn, Drummer Boy, Fox Hunt Man with Horn, Play at Home Saxophone, Mini Mals: Kiko Kitty, Singing Swaying Flower, Big Top Flippity Flops, Clown Wall Clock

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