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Friday 16 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Friday 16 December 2005 19:00-22:00 (Radio 3)

The start of a 214-hour marathon featuring all of Johann Sebastian Bach's surviving works. Throughout the celebrations, speakers from the world of music and beyond will be introducing the pieces and what they mean to them.

Contributors include Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emma Kirkby, Davitt Moroney, Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood, Dame Gillian Weir, Joanna MacGregor, Sir Roger Norrington, Dame Janet Baker and Andrew Parrott.

Plus The Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, The Archbishop of Canterbury the Right Reverend Rowan Williams, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Armando Ianucci, Siobhan Davies, Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, Ian McEwan, Wynton Marsalis, Nitin Sawhney, Andrew Marr and Alain de Botton.

Simon Heighes contributes Bach Bites - short introductions to various aspects of Bach's life and works; and Peter Dyke follows Bach's footsteps from Arnstadt to Lubeck.


3 hours


Ton Koopman introduces his performance of
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Cantatas 1, 2 and 3
Lisa Larsson (soprano)
Bogna Bartosz (alto)
Jörg Dürmüller (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Chorus
Ton Koopman (director)
From a concert given in the Grosser Saal, Musikverein Vienna, in December 2004

Chorale preludes
Jesus, meine Zuversicht, BWV 728
In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 730
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731
Ton Koopman (organ)

Partita No 1 in Bm, BWV 1002
Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

Keyboard Concerto No 2 in E, BWV 1053
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)
The Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood (director)

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