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.

Marco Borggreve

Bach's Cantata 114 grabs you from the start with the sound of undeniable urgency. Hear it this week on "The Bach Hour."

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

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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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On the program:

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (translation) - Vocalconsort Berlin, Marcus Creed, conductor

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Glenn Gould, piano

On the program:

Contrapunctus I, from The Art of the Fugue - Emerson String Quartet

Cantata BWV 33 Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (translation) - Franziska Gottwald, alto; Paul Agnew, tenor; Klaus Mertens, bass; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Ton Koopman, conductor

Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1100 - Hans Fagius, organ (1728 Cahman instrument at Leufsta Bruk, Sweden)

Chaconne (Etude No. 5 for the Left Hand, arr. Brahms) - Leon Fleisher, piano

Contrapunctus V, from The Art of the Fugue - Emerson String Quartet

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