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The First Cantata for a New Chapter in Bach's Life

 painting of Leipzig's market in 1804, with colorful buildings surrounding a bustling square
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Leipzig, 1804, as depicted by Carl Benjamin Schwarz

On The Bach Hour, Craig Smith leads Boston's Emmanuel Music in the Cantata No. 75, a piece the composer wrote for his new home of Leipzig.

On the program:

Chorale Prelude: Wir gläuben all an einen Gott, BWV 680 - Fretwork

Cantata BWV 75 Die Elenden sollen eßen (translation) - Roberta Anderson, soprano; Gloria Raymond, alto; Frank Kelly, tenor; Donald Wilkinson, bass; Emmanuel Music, Craig Smith conductor

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049 - American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, conductor