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Revisiting the Past

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Tuesday 31 July 2012

In his last years, JS Bach undertook an intensified review of his works, sometimes re-imagining them for different forces. In the process he would transform them. With the Mass in B Minor, Bach revisited some of his older works, but expanded upon them hugely, creating a compendium of different styles of music. Donald Macleod looks at JS Bach's music during a period of compositional introspection.

Music Played

3 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    00:00

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and fugue from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, bk.2 no. 22 in B flat minor BWV.891

    Performer: Glenn GOULD - Piano

    SONY CLASSICAL, SM2K-52603

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    00:05

    Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto no. 4 in A major BWV.1055 for keyboard and string orchestra

    Performer: Ton KOOPMAN - Director Performer: Ton KOOPMAN - Harpsichord Performer: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

    ERATO, 2292-45646 2

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach
    00:21

    Johann Sebastian Bach Mass in B minor BWV.232

    Conductor: Philippe HERREWEGHE Performer: Collegium Vocale Ghent Performer: La CHAPELLE ROYALE

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMX-2951614.15

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