Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Murray Perahia
Nana Watanabe

One of the most compelling Bach interpreters of our time, Murray Perahia performs the composer's Keyboard Concerto No. 3, and Ton Koopman directs a transformative cantata on themes of hope and despair, all on The Bach Hour.

Ceiling Detail of the Lobby at the Musikverein, Vienna
courtesy of the Musikverein

On the program:

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (attr. Martin Luther) - Julia Gooding, soprano

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland after BWV 659 - His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, Timothy Roberts, director

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part I (translation) - Christine Schäfer, soprano;  Bernarda Fink, alto;  Werner Güra, tenor (Evangelist);  Gerald Finley, bass;  Arnold Schoenberg Choir and Concentus Musicus of Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor

Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043 - Julia Fischer and Alexander Sitkovetsky, violins;  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Sir Neville Marriner conducts tenor Robert Brubaker and the Academy and Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields
Milken Family Foundation

“What’s with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields?”

That was the first thing out of my uncle’s mouth when I got to his house over Labor Day Weekend. He’s an avid WCRB listener, and has noticed that we play that one particular group a lot. Like, a lot.

Bill Page

From Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Cathy Fuller hosts a concert by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan, presented by Music Worcester.

On the program:

Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10

Franz Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

J.S.Bach: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052
Inon Barnatan, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No.45 in F-sharp minor, "Farewell"