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Episode 3

Donald Macleod explores Bach's ten years in the city of Weimar, where he was court organist and concertmaster.

Donald describes a boast at the breakfast table which saw Bach come unstuck as he tried to dazzle a friend with his sight-reading at the keyboard. Nevertheless, the composer's decade at the ducal court in Weimar also saw him reach new heights as a chamber musician.

Fugue for Violin, BWV 1026
Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Richard Tunniclifffe (cello)
Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)
HYPERION CDD22025, Tr 1

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564
Ton Koopman (organ)
ARCHIV 423 200-2, Trs 4-6

Cantata, BWV 54
Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Orchestra of Collegium Vocale
Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901644, Trs 6-8

English Suite No 5, BWV 810
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)
AMBROISIE AMB9942 CD2, Trs 14-19.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 13 May 2009 22:00

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