Johann Sebastian Bach

Harry Christophers
Stu Rosner / Handel and Haydn Society

Harry Christophers of Boston's Handel and Haydn Society talks with WCRB's Brian McCreath about Bach's motets.

On the program:

Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 - Janine Jansen, violin, and friends

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, conductor

Bach Suite (arr. Enrique Crespo from Orchestral Suites) - German Brass

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Kristof Fischer

One of Bach's greatest admirers - Mozart - adds his own voice to the elder composer's music, performed by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

Nicolas Poussin, via Wikimedia Commons

 

On the program:

Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029 - Steven Isserlis, cello; Richard Egarr, harpsichord

Cantata BWV 101 Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott (translation) - Caroline Stam, soprano; Michael Chance, alto; Paul Agnew, tenor; Klaus Mertens, bass; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman, conductor

Contrapuncti I, IV, & IX, from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (arr. Frackenpohl) - Canadian Brass  

J.S. Bach Foundation

On the program:

Partita No. 5 in G, BWV 829 - Murray Perahia, piano

Cantata BWV 168 Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort (translation) - Noemi Sohn Nad, soprano; Antonia Frey, alto; Johannes Kaleschke, tenor; Peter Harvey, bass; Orchestra of J.S. Bach Foundation St. Gallen; Rudolf Lutz, conductor

Chorale Prelude: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 1114 - Gerhard Weinberger, organ (Trost organ at St. Walpurgis Church, Grossengottern, Germany)

Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 (selections) - German Brass  

Ramin Bahrami
Studiomusica

On the program:

Italian Concerto, BWV 971 - Peter Blanchette and Peter Michelini, archguitars

Cantata BWV 45 Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist (translation) - Robin Tyson, alto; Christoph Genz, tenor; Brindley Sherratt, bass; Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 - Ramin Bahrami, piano; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, conductor  

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