Cantata No. 169 and Harpsichord Concerto in E

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On the program:

Harpsichord Concerto in E, BWV 1053 - Christophe Rousset, harpsichord;  Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, conductor

Cantata BWV 169 Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (translation) - Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano;  Vocalconsort Berlin and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Petra Müllejans, conductor

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV 208 (arr. Ignaz Friedman) - Piers Lane, piano

(image of Bernarda Fink:  Klemen Breitfuss)

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