Cantata No. 29 and Orchestral Suite No. 1

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On the program:

Sinfonias (Three-Part Inventions) Nos. 3 in D (BWV 789), 10 in G (BWV 796), and 1 in C (BWV 787) - Andras Schiff, piano

Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066 - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Cantata BWV 29 "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir" (translation) - Christine Schäfer, soprano;  Bernarda Fink, alto;  Werner Güra, tenor;  Christian Gerhaher, baritone;  Arnold Schoenberg Choir and Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor  

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