Hans Fagius

Marco Borggreve

One of today's most vibrant harpsichordists is a soloist in a concert performance from the Boston Early Music Festival, and John Eliot Gardiner leads the Cantata No. 5 on The Bach Hour.

Leon Fleisher
Joanne Savio

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

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statue of J.S. Bach in Leipzig
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On the program:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1046 - Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Cantata BWV 156 Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe! (translation) - Robin Blaze, counter-tenor; Gerd Türk, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Gut, BWV 957 - Hans Fagius, organ (1728 Cahman organ at Leufsta Bruk, Sweden)

Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Ramin Bahrami, piano; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Italian Concerto, BWV 971: I.  Allegro spiritoso e con brio (arr. Crespo) - German Brass

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

On the program:

Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541 - Hans Fagius, organ (Nils-Olof Berg organ of the Mission Church Uppsala, Sweden)

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

Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068 - Ensemble Sonnerie, Monica Huggett, director

Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 606 (trans. Max Reger) - Markus Becker, piano