Bach in the Berkshires

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A Mighty Fortress for Reformation Sunday

A Mighty Fortress for Reformation Sunday

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On the program:

Chorale Prelude on Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720 - Chrisopher Herrick, organ (Metzler Organ at the Jesuit Church, Lucerne, Switzerland)

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (Martin Luther, harm. J.S. Bach) - Chamber Choir of Europe, Nicol Matt, conductor

Cantata BWV 80 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott - Joanne Lunn, soprano;  William Towers, alto;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Peter Harvey, bass;  Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat, BWV 1051 - Dunedin Consort, John Butt, director

Chorale Prelude on Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720, arr. Samuil Feinberg - Martin Roscoe, piano

Brandenburg Five with Bezuidenhout

Brandenburg Five with Bezuidenhout

The Bach Hour | WCRB

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, the Cantata No. 96, and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, the Cantata No. 96, and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet

The Bach Hour | WCRB

Mark Padmore in the Cantata No. 114

Mark Padmore in the Cantata No. 114

The Bach Hour | WCRB

Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations

Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations

The Bach Hour | WCRB

Cantata No. 19, for St. Michael and All Angels

Cantata No. 19, for St. Michael and All Angels

The Bach Hour | WCRB

On the program:

Sonata in E for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1016 - Viktoria Mullova, violin, and Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord

Cantata BWV 19 Es erhub sich ein Streit - Malin Hartelius, soprano;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Peter Harvey, bass;  Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 - Angela Hewitt, piano

Brandenburg Concerto No. 9 (after BWV 11 and 34, arr. Bruce Haynes) - Montreal Baroque Band, Eric Milnes, conductor

(image of St. Michael and the dragon in stained glass from St. Rochus Church, Duisdorf, Germany, by Reinhardhauke, via Wikimedia Commons)


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Performances of Bach's music recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass.

On the program:

Suite No. 3 for Orchestra in D, BWV 1068 - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
(recorded in 1945)

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (translation) - Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor
(recorded in 1998)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051 - Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch
(recorded in 1957)

(photo of Lion Gate at Tanglewood by Stu Rosner, courtesy of the BSO)

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