Il Gardellino

courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Chris Thile talks with host Brian McCreath about playing Bach's music on the mandolin and his recording of solo violin sonatas and partitas.

Tim Heirman

On the program:

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 (trans. Max Reger) - Markus Becker, piano

Cantata BWV 154 Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren (translation) - Caroline Weynants, soprano; Patrick van Goethem, countertenor; Il Gardellino, Marcel Ponseele, director

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, from Cantata BWV 147 (arr. Empire Brass) - Empire Brass; Douglas Major, organ (National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.)

Oboe Concerto in F, BWV 1053 - Il Gardellino, Marcel Ponseele, oboe and director

Sinfonia in D, BWV 1045 - Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey talks about and performs the Cello Suite No. 4.

On the program:

Cantata BWV 32 Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen (translation) - Caroline Weynants, soprano;  Patrick van Goethem, countertenor;  Il Gardelino, Marcel Ponseele, director

Suite No. 4 in E-flat for solo cello, BWV 1010 - Pieter Wispelwey, cello