Masaaki Suzuki

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The Dunedin Consort performs one of Bach's most popular and virtuosic works, and Masaaki Suzuki conducts the Cantata No. 186.

Martin Geisler, via German Wikipedia

On the program:

Fantasy in C, BWV 570, and Fugue in C, BWV 946 - William Porter, organ (Zacharias Hildebrandt instrument at Störmthal, Germany)

Cantata BWV 194 Höchsterwuenschtes Freudenfest (translation) - Yukari Nonoshita, soprano;  Makoto Sakurada, tenor;  Jochen Kupfer, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Chorale Preludes: Erstanden ist der heilige Christ, BWV 628, and Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 642 - William Porter, organ

Benjamin Eagoleva

On the program:

Aria variata in A minor (Italian Variations), BWV 989 (arr. Tim Jackson) - Alison Balsom, trumpet;  Alistair Ross, harpsichord

Cantata BWV 87 Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen (translation) - Robin Blaze, counter-tenor;  Makoto Sakurada, tenor;  Peter Kooij, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Suite No. 2 in D minor for solo cello, BWV 1008 - Pieter Wispelwey, cello


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

Maxim Rysanov
Laszlo Emmer

Maxim Rysanov writes in the liner notes for his Bach Cello Suites CD, "playing Bach is like confessing, letting myself free, opening myself to someone I trust in." Hear it this week on The Bach Hour.