Brian McCreath

Host & Digital Producer

Brian McCreath produces WCRB’s Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts, produces and hosts both The Bach Hour and The Answered Question (an interview podcast), and supervises digital content production for classicalwcrb.org. He came to WGBH from a diverse background in music. With degrees in trumpet performance from the New England Conservatory and The College of Wooster, he spent several years as a musician, including two years with the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico and five years as Principal Trumpet of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. Ideas about the business of music, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, led him into artist management in 2000, and radio wasn’t far behind. He worked on the production team for the talk shows of Wisconsin Public Radio's Ideas Network in Milwaukee before moving to Boston in 2001. Three years later he joined the classical music production staff of WGBH. Since then, in addition to those noted previously, his roles have included programming and hosting weekend mornings and weekday afternoons, and production and hosting of live concert broadcasts presented by the Handel and Haydn Society, Rockport Music, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and others.

Andrewyuill, via Wikimedia Commons

On the program:

Three-Part Inventions: No. 12 in A, BWV 798, No. 3 in D, BWV 789, No. 4 in D minor, BWV 790, and No. 8 in F, BWV 794 - Janine Jansen, violin; Maxim Rysanov, viola

Cantata BWV 186 Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht (translation) - Miah Persson, soprano; Robin Blaze, alto; Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050 - Dunedin Consort, John Butt, conductor

 

Winsor Music Artistic Director Peggy Pearson and composer John Harbison remember mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

On the program:

Toccata in D, BWV 912 - Lise de la Salle, piano

Duetto in F, BWV 803 - Caterina Lichtenberg, mandolin; Mike Marshall, mandocello

Cantata BWV 170 Vergnügte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust (translation) - Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson, mezzo-soprano; Peggy Pearson, oboe d'amore; Greenleaf Chamber Players

Duetto in E minor, BWV 802, and Duetto in G, BWV 804 - Caterina Lichtenberg, mandolin; Mike Marshall, mandocello

On the program:

Partita in C minor, BWV 997 - Rolf Lislevand, lute

Cantata Wer nur den lieben Gott laesst walten, BWV 93 (translation) - Deborah York, soprano; Franziska Gottwald, alto; Paul Agnew, tenor; Klaus Mertens, bass; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Ton Koopman, conductor

Chorale Prelude: Wer nur den lieben Gott laesst walten, BWV 647 (orch. Ton Koopman) - Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor

Concerto in A minor, BWV 593, after Vivaldi (arr. Samuil Feinberg) - Martin Roscoe, piano

A.B., via Wikimedia Commons

On the program:

Lute Suite No. 4, BWV 1006a - David Russell, guitar

Cantata BWV 51 Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! (translation) - Malin Hartelius, soprano;  Niklas Eklund, trumpet;  English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
(recorded in concert at Unser Lieben Frauen Church in Bremen, Germany, during Gardiner's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage)

Canons on the Ground from the Goldberg Variations, BWV 1087 - Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 - Alina Ibragimova, violin; Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen, conductor

 

Gil Shaham on Bach

Jun 12, 2016
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On the program:

Arioso, from the Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 (trans. Stokowski) - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Jose Serebrier, conductor

Cantata BWV 135 Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder (translation) - Siri Thornhill, soprano; Petra Noskaiova, alto; Christoph Genz, tenor; Jan Van der Crabben, baritone; La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor

Chorale Prelude: Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder - Harald Vogel, organ (John Brombaugh organ at Central Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon)

Partita No. 2 for solo violin, BWV 1004 - Gil Shaham, violin

Hear the complete interview with Gil Shaham on The Answered Question.

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