Chris Thile's Bach on Mandolin

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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)

Pianist Jeremy Denk, and the Cantata No. 17

Pianist Jeremy Denk, and the Cantata No. 17

The Bach Hour | WCRB

Fleisher's Chaconne

Fleisher's Chaconne

The Bach Hour | WCRB


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Chris Thile talks with host Brian McCreath about playing Bach's music on the mandolin and his recording of solo violin sonatas and partitas.

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On the program:

Two-Part Inventions Nos. 8 in F, BWV 779, 11 in G minor, BWV 782, & 10 in G, BWV 781 - Till Fellner, piano

Cantata BWV 49 Ich geh' und suche mit Verlangen (translation) - Caroline Weynants, soprano; Lieven Termont, bass; Il Gardelino, Marcel Ponseele, director

Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VIII. Double - Chris Thile, mandolin

Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 - Chris Thile, mandolin

(photo of Chris Thile courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

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