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.

The Easter Oratorio

Apr 5, 2015
Stephen Page

On the program:

Preludes and Fugues from Book II of the Well-Tempered Clavier:  No. 10 in E minor, BWV 879, and No. 15 in G major, BWV 884 - Angela Hewitt, piano

Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 (translation) - Carolyn Sampson, soprano;  Iestyn Davies, countertenor;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Peter Harvey, bass;  Retrospect Ensemble, Matthew Halls, conductor

Stu Rosner

Harry Christophers of Boston's Handel and Haydn Society talks with WCRB's Brian McCreath about Bach's motets.

On the program:

Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 - Janine Jansen, violin, and friends

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, conductor

Bach Suite (arr. Enrique Crespo from Orchestral Suites) - German Brass

Marco Borggreve

On the program:

Chorale Prelude: Wo soll ich fliehen, BWV 694 - Hans Fagius, organ (Nils-Olof Berg organ of the Mission Church Uppsala, Sweden)

Cantata BWV 5 Wo soll ich fliehen (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. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 - Sandra Miller, baroque flute; Robert Mealy baroque violin; Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord; Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble

Chorale Prelude: Wo soll ich fliehen, BWV 694 (arr. Reinhard Febel) - Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen, piano

 

Operaomnia

On the program:

Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D, BWV 1069 (arr. Brazilian Guitar Quartet - Brazilian Guitar Quartet)

Cantata BWV 96 Herr Christ, der einge Gottesohn (translation) - Deborah York, soprano; Franziska Gottwald, alto; Paul Agnew, tenor; Klaus Mertens, bass; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Ton Koopman, conductor

Partita No. 4 in D, BWV 828 - Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

INTERVIEW: Benjamin Grosvenor talks with WCRB's Cathy Fuller about Dances, his first release on the Decca label

 

On the program:

Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little" (arr. Rechtman) - Montreal Festival Wind Orchestra, Mordecai Rechtman, conductor

Cantata BWV 17 Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich (translation) - Malin Hartelius, soprano;  Robin Tyson, counter tenor;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Peter Harvey, bass;  English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Partita No. 4 in D, BWV 828 - Jeremy Denk, piano

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