Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists

Sunday, September 17, 2017
9:00 PM

Monteverdi - the spoke in the wheel of Renaissance music - was a master of vocal music. This week on "Voices," we celebrate his brilliance with a hallmark performance of his "Vespers of 1610," performed in the St. Mark's Basilica in Venice by the Monteverdi Choir. 

Rafał Blechacz
Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon

Rafał Blechacz is a Polish pianist known best for his Chopin - but he's also brilliant with the music of J.S.Bach. Hear him play tender, timeless pieces on this week's Bach Hour.

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

Kristof Fischer

On the program:

Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1039 - Ensemble Il Quadrifoglio

Cantata BWV 106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus) (translation) - Hannah Morrison, soprano; Meg Bragle, alto; Nicholas Mulroy, tenor; Peter Harvey, bass; Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 616 - Simon Preston, organ (Sorø Abbey, Denmark)

Prelude & Fugue in D minor, K. 405/4 (after BWV 877); Prelude & Fugue in D, K. 405/5 (after BWV 874); Prelude & Fugue in E, K. 405/3 (after BWV 878), attr. Mozart - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

For more information about the April 6th concert featuring the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

On the program:

Bourree from Cello Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009 (arr. Leopold Godowsky) - Alessio Bax, piano

Cantata, BWV 3 Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid (translation) - Joanne Lunn, soprano; Richard Wyn Roberts, alto; Julian Podger, tenor; Gerald Finley, bass; Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (arr. Leopold Godowsky) - Alessio Bax, piano

Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 (translation) - Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

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