Johann Sebastian Bach

Philippe Herreweghe
Michiel Hendryckx

This week on "The Bach Hour," Harvard University's Christoph Wolff describes Bach's approach to transforming works by other composers, and Philippe Herreweghe conducts Collegium Vocale Gent in Bach's Cantata 12.

On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Early Music Festival, French ensemble Nevermind performs music by Bach, Telemann, and Couperin, and Venetian Renaissance works echo through performances by Concerto Palatino, now available on demand.

Alina Ibragimova
Eva Vermandel

Bach's music looks both to the concert hall and to the church, and this week on "The Bach Hour," hear a piece Bach originally wrote as a violin showpiece but later reworked for a religious setting.

Fugue in A-flat, BWV 862, from Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier - Onyx Brass

Cantata BWV 108 Es ist euch gut, dass ich hingehe (translation) - Robin Blaze, countertenor;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Dominik Wörner, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Partita No. 4 in D, BWV 828 - David Fray, piano

Matthew Halls
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

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