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JS Bach: Who Do You Think You Are?

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 22 April 2012

Lucie Skeaping presents a programme exploring JS Bach's musical ancestors. Music by some of JS Bach's sons is often heard these days, but today, Lucie traces the Bach family tree back to his great-great grandfather, Veit Bach, who was a baker in Wechmar and whose son Johann in turn produced 3 musical sons. The programme includes motets and instrumental music by some of the composers in this great musical dynasty.

Music Played

9 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Chorus 'Magnificat anima mea' from Magnificat in D major, BWV.243 (excerpt)

    Performers: Nancy Argenta, Patrizia Kwella, Charles Brett, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, David Thomas, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    PHILIPS, 411 458-2

  • Image for Johann Bach

    Johann Bach Unser leben ist ein Schatten

    Performers: Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

    RICERCAR, RIC 92001

  • Image for Heinrich Bach

    Heinrich Bach Sonata I a 5 in C

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

    ARCHIV, 471 150-2

  • Image for Johann Christoph Bach

    Johann Christoph Bach Lamento: Ach das ich Wassers g'nug hatte

    Performers: Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor), Concerto di Viole & Basel Consort

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMC 901651

  • Image for Johann Christoph Bach

    Johann Christoph Bach Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf

    Performers: Cantus Köln, Concerto Palatino, Konrad Junghanel (director)

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMC 901783/84

  • Image for Johann Michael Bach

    Johann Michael Bach Motet: Halt was du hast

    Performers: Capella Sancti Michaelis, Ricercar Consort, Erik van Nevel (director)

    RICERCAR, RIC 077055

  • Image for Johann Michael Bach

    Johann Michael Bach Ach wie sehnlich wart' ich der Zeit

    Performers: Gerard Lesne (alto), Il seminario musicale

    ASTREE NAÏVE, E 8873

  • Image for Georg Christoph Bach (1642-97)

    Georg Christoph Bach (1642-97) Siehe, wie fein und lieblich ist's

    Performers: Cantus Köln, Concerto Palatino, Konrad Junghanel (director)

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMC 901783/84

  • Image for Johann Ludwig Bach

    Johann Ludwig Bach from Trauermusik: Meine bande sind zurissen (My bonds are broken asunder)

    Performers: Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann (director)

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMC 902080

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