Johann Sebastian Bach

River Jordan
Beivushtang / Wikimedia Commons

A piece known to some as Bach's "La Mer," plus a piano piece transcribed for harp - this week, on "The Bach Hour."

Daderot, via Wikimedia Commons

On the program:

Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 (recons., Midori Seiler) - Midori Seiler,  violin;  Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Stephan Mai, director
(To hear music from this concerto as Bach re-used it in the Cantata No. 146, visit Two Masterpieces From Altenburg, Germany)

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 870, from Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier - Peter Sykes, harpsichord

Cantata BWV 39 Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot (translation) - Jayne West, soprano;  Pamela Dellal, alto;  Mark McSweeney, bass;  Emmanuel Music, Craig Smith conductor

On the program:

Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971 - Murray Perahia, piano

Cantata BWV 129 Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott (translation) - Ruth Holton, soprano;  Daniel Taylor, alto;  Peter Harvey, bass;  Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Interview with Riccardo Chailly (more of this interview can be found here)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat, BWV 1051 - Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Shalin Liu Performance Center
Robert Benson Photography

June 4, 2017

The Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs music by Bach and his sons, and the Trio con Brio Copenhagen plays Smetana, all on WCRB In Concert with Rockport Music.

Stephen Page

On the program:

Flute Sonata in E-flat, BWV 1031:  II. Siciliano (arr. Crespo) - German Brass

Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11 (translation) - Carolyn Sampson, soprano;  Iestyn Davies, countertenor;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Peter Harvey, bass;  Retrospect Ensemble, Matthew Halls, conductor

Concerto for two harpsichords, BWV 1061a - Peter Sykes and Mahan Esfahani, harpsichords

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