If you set out to change the world, it helps to have a song to get your point across. "A Mighty Fortress" became that song for Martin Luther when he began the Protestant Reformation, and 200 years later, Bach brought that music to new heights. Hear it this week on "The Bach Hour."
On the program:
Chorale Prelude on Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720 - Christopher Herrick, organ (Metzler Organ at the Jesuit Church, Lucerne, Switzerland)
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (Martin Luther, harm. J.S. Bach) - Chamber Choir of Europe, Nicol Matt, conductor
Cantata BWV 80 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (translation) - Joanne Lunn, soprano; William Towers, alto; James Gilchrist, tenor; Peter Harvey, bass; Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat, BWV 1051 - Dunedin Consort, John Butt, director
Chorale Prelude on Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720, arr. Samuil Feinberg - Martin Roscoe, piano