On The Bach Hour, an artist of uncommon vision and integrity describes a devastating setback and his path to resolution, channeling that trajectory through iconic music reflective of that struggle.
On the program:
Contrapunctus I, from The Art of the Fugue - Emerson String Quartet
Cantata BWV 33 Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (translation) - Franziska Gottwald, alto; Paul Agnew, tenor; Klaus Mertens, bass; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Ton Koopman, conductor
Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1100 - Hans Fagius, organ (1728 Cahman instrument at Leufsta Bruk, Sweden)
"Sheep May Safely Graze," from Cantata BWV 208 (arr. Petri) - Leon Fleisher, piano
Chaconne (Etude No. 5 for the Left Hand, arr. Brahms) - Leon Fleisher, piano