The Christmas Oratorio, Part 6, in Concert

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Cantata No. 12, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

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Harvard University's Christoph Wolff describes Bach's approach to transforming works by other composers.

On the program:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049 - Daniel Stepner, violin;  Christopher Krueger and Roy Sansom, recorders;  Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman, conductor

Cantata BWV 12 Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (translation) - Daniel Taylor, alto;  Mark Padmore, tenor;  Peter Kooy, bass;  Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 (after Vivaldi) - Gerhard Weinberger, organ (Zacharias Hildenbrandt organ at St. Wenceslaus Church, Naumberg, Germany)

The Trost Organ at Altenburg in Cantata No. 146

The Trost Organ at Altenburg in Cantata No. 146

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On the program:

Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Gerhard Weinberger, organ (1739 Trost organ at the Schlosskirche, Altenburg, Germany)

Cantata BWV 146 Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen (translation) - Brigitte Geller, soprano; William Towers, alto; Mark Padmore, tenor; Julian Clarkson, bass; Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

(photo of Altenburg Castle Church and the Trost organ via ecv5 at Flickr under Creative Commons)

Lost and Found Bach

Lost and Found Bach

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Harvard University's Christoph Wolff tells the story of a work of Bach's discovered in 2005.

On the program:

Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 662 (Leipzig) - Jacob Street, organ (Richards, Fowkes, & Co. organ at First Lutheran Church, Boston)

Cantata BWV 112 Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt - Katharine Fuge, soprano;  William Towers, alto;  Norbert Meyn, tenor;  Stephen Varcoe, bass;  Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Concerto in D for three violins, BWV 1064R - Petra Müllejans, Gottfried von der Goltz, and Anne Katharina Schreiber, violins;  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Alles mit Gott und nichts ohn' ihn, BWV 1127 - Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano;  English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiiner, conductor

French Suite No. 1 with David Fray, and Cantata No. 6

French Suite No. 1 with David Fray, and Cantata No. 6

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On the program:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 8 (after BWV 74, 99, and 65; arr. Bruce Haynes) - Montreal Baroque Band, Eric Milnes, conductor

Preludes and Fugues from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier:  No. 1 in C major, BWV 846;  No. 2 in C minor, BWV 847;  No. 7 in E-flat major, BWV 852;  No.21 in B-flat major, BWV 866 - Andras Schiff, piano

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part VI (translation) - Christine Schäfer, soprano;  Bernarda Fink, alto;  Werner Güra, tenor (Evangelist);  Christian Gerhaher, bass;  Arnold Schoenberg Choir and Concentus Musicus of Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor

(image of the Musikverein in Vienna courtesy of the Musikverein)

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