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A production of  
  

Cello Suite No. 6 & Cantata No. 135

On the program:

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547 - Simon Preston, organ (Klais organ at St. John's, Smith Square, London)

Cantata BWV 135 Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder (translation) - Robin Tyson, alto; Vernon Kirk, tenor; Jonathan Brown, bass; Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Suite for Solo Cello No. 6 in D, BWV 1012 - Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello

Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 (conclusion) - Simon Preston, organ (Klosterkirke, Soro)
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ABOUT THE BACH HOUR | WCRB

The virtually limitless well of music by J.S. Bach has always had a prominent place on radio airwaves in Boston. Whether it’s an iconic work like the Toccata and Fugue in D minor or a rarely heard but emotionally riveting church cantata, Bach’s music is a touchstone, returning listeners to a foundation on which so much subsequent music has been built.

The Bach Hour grows out of a tradition begun in the early 1970's by Robert J. Lurtsema of WGBH 89.7 FM.  As one of the earliest sets of the complete Bach cantatas on record (Leonhardt and Harnoncourt) was being released, they became a regular fixture on each Sunday's edition of Morning Pro Musica, Lurtsema's unique daily program.  Now, on The Bach Hour, those cantatas, with the rich and diverse range of performances now available, are heard on the calendar days for which they were written.  Combined with recent and classic recordings of Bach's instrumental masterpieces and occasional interviews with significant interpreters, each week's program offers a chance to connect more deeply with this bedrock composer.

Hear The Bach Hour each Sunday at 6am on 99.5 WCRB.

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