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The Bach Hour

The Bach Hour

The virtually limitless well of music by J.S. Bach has always had a prominent place on radio airwaves in Boston. Whether it’s an iconic work like the Toccata and Fugue in D minor or a rarely heard but emotionally riveting church cantata, Bach’s music is a touchstone, returning listeners to a foundation on which so much subsequent music has been built.

Hear The Bach Hour each Sunday at 6am on 99.5 WCRB, as well as Mondays, midnight-2am. And listen on demand for two weeks after broadcast.






  • Jordi Savall
    Hervé Pouyfourcat
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    Alliance Artist Management
    On The Bach Hour, when a king throws a vexing musical challenge at the composer, it sparks a dazzling response in "The Musical Offering," and an equally dazzling interpretation by Jordi Savall and The Concert of Nations.
  • Janine Jansen, dressed casually in black, standing in an open doorway with a brown couch, dining table, bookcases, and windows of a living room in the background
    Rouven Steinke
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    courtesy of the artist
    On The Bach Hour, the Dutch violinist performs Bach's music with her father, Jan Jansen, and Masaaki Suzuki leads Bach Collegium Japan through the kinetic, quicksilver energy of the Cantata No. 26.