Divine Friendship in Bach's Cantata 139

Masaaki Suzuki leads the musicians of Bach Collegium Japan in music of warmth and companionship, and Seiji Ozawa conducts Schoenberg's spectacular orchestral vision of the "St. Anne" Prelude and Fugue on The Bach Hour.

 

On the program:

Aria and Menuet from French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 (trans. Frederick Neumann) - Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gautier Capuçon, cello

Cantata BWV 139, Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott (translation) - Yukari Nonoshita, soprano;  Robin Blaze, counter-tenor;  Makoto Sakurada, tenor;  Peter Kooij, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 - Renaud Capuçon, violin; Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Prelude and Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552 St. Anne (arr. Schoenberg) - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, conductor