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The Bach Hour

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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.

  • Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma, and Chris Thile
    Danny Clinch
    Three close collaborators bring Bach's music into their own distinct sound world, and Masaaki Suzuki leads the Cantata No. 74 on The Bach Hour.
  • Coffee
    Laureen Missaire
    On The Bach Hour, one of the composer's frothier creations involves a father, his daughter, and the hot caffeinated beverage that causes a minor rift in family relations.