Cantata No. 46 and Suite for Lute

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On the program:

Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (after Vivaldi) - Gerhard Weinberger, organ (Zacharias Hildebrandt organ at St. Wenceslaus Church in Naumberg, Germany)

Cantata BWV 46 "Schauet doch und sehet" (translation) - Midori Suzuki, soprano;  Kai Wessel, counter tenor;  Makoto Sakurada, tenor;  Peter Kooij, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Lute Suite, BWV 1006a - Rolf Lislevand, lute
 

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