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Bach in the Public Square

Frauenkirche, Dresden
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Frauenkirche, Dresden

On the program:

Lobe den Herren, BWV 137-2 - Ludwig Güttler, corno da caccia; Friedrich Kircheis, organ (Kern organ, 2005, at the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany)

Cantata BWV 191 Gloria in excelsis Deo (translation) - Christiane Oelze, soprano; Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor; Vienna Concentus Vocalis and Virtuosi Saxoniae, Ludwig Güttler, director

Cello Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007 - Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Concerto for Four Pianos in A minor, BWV 1065 - Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Frantz, Gerhard Oppitz, and Helmut Schmidt, pianos; Hamburg Philharmonic

The Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden, pictured above, is where Ludwig Güttler recorded the first piece in this program. It's also a place Bach visited in 1736, which is only one chapter in its incredible history. To learn more visit the Frauenkirche online.