Pieter Wispelwey

Benjamin Eagoleva

Cellist Pieter Wispelwey joins host Brian McCreath on The Bach Hour to introduce one of the composer's most challenging - and rewarding - works for solo cello, and Masaaki Suzuki directs the Cantata No. 87.

On the program:

Cantata BWV 32 Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen (translation) - Caroline Weynants, soprano;  Patrick van Goethem, countertenor;  Il Gardelino, Marcel Ponseele, director

Suite No. 4 in E-flat for solo cello, BWV 1010 - Pieter Wispelwey, cello

On the program:

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (arr. Sir Granville Bantock) - Jonathan Plowright, piano

Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007 for solo cello - Pieter Wispelwey, cello

Cantata BWV 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (translation) - Sandrine Piau, soprano;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Klaus Mertens, bass;  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Ton Koopman, conductor

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On the program:

Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello, BWV 1011 - Pieter Wispelwey, cello

Cantata BWV 182 Himmelskönig, sei willkommen (translation) - Malin Hartelius, soprano; Nathalie Stutzmann, alto; James Gilchrist, tenor; Peter Harvey, bass; Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor