The Bach Hour

Sundays 6-7am, Mondays midnight-2am

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.

via Wikimedia Commons, credit Stephen Dickson

On the program:

Gamba Sonata in G, BWV 1027 - Steven Isserlis, cello; Richard Egarr, harpsichord

Cantata BWV 56 Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (translation) - Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone;  Berlin Baroque Soloists and members of the RIAS Chamber Choir, Rainer Kussmaul, director

Suite from The Wise Virgins (arr. William Walton) - Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Yoav Talmi, conductor

Klemen Breitfuss

On the program:

Harpsichord Concerto in E, BWV 1053 - Christophe Rousset, harpsichord;  Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, conductor

Cantata BWV 169 Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (translation) - Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano;  Vocalconsort Berlin and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Petra Müllejans, conductor

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV 208 (arr. Ignaz Friedman) - Piers Lane, piano

(image of Bernarda Fink:  Klemen Breitfuss)

Marco Borggreve

On the program:

Trio Sonata No. 6 in G, BWV 530 - Robert Quinney, organ (Frobenius organ at The Queen's College, Oxford, England)

Cantata BWV 114 Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost (translation) - Charles Humphries, alto;  Mark Padmore, tenor;  Stephan Loges, bass;  Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 - Musica Amphion, Pieter-Jan Belder, director

 

On the program:

English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 (selections; arr. Jan Koetsier) - Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble

Cantata BWV 161 Komm, du süße Todesstunde (translation) - Matthew White, counter tenor;  Hans Jorg Mammel, tenor;  Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 - Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet; Simon Preston, organ (Soro Church, Denmark)

Overture in the French Style, BWV 831 - Joyce Yang, piano

Reinhardhauke, via Wikimedia Commons

On the program:

Sonata in E for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1016 - Viktoria Mullova, violin, and Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord

Cantata BWV 19 Es erhub sich ein Streit (translation) - Malin Hartelius, soprano;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Peter Harvey, bass;  Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 - Angela Hewitt, piano

Brandenburg Concerto No. 9 (after BWV 11 and 34, arr. Bruce Haynes) - Montreal Baroque Band, Eric Milnes, conductor

 

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