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Saturday 17 Dec

Lucie Skeaping

Saturday 17 December 2005 13:30-17:00 (Radio 3)

An afternoon of keyboards and cantatas including concert performances of two cantatas from Bach's home church of St Thomas in Leipzig, as well interpretations from Poland, France, Belgium, Japan and the UK.

The violinist John Holloway introduces some classic performances of Bach by Arthur Grumiaux and Yehudi Menuhin, and reflects on the ingenious way that Bach reworked some of his material to create new masterpieces.

Duration:

3 hours 30 minutes

Playlist

1.30pm
Toccata and Fugue in F (organ), BWV 540
Karl Richter (organ)

1.45pm
Cantata No 19, Es erhub sich ein Streit
Cantata No 34, O ewiges Feuer
Reglint Bühler (soprano)
Matthias Rexroth (alto)
Martin Petzoldt (tenor)
Matthias Weichert (bass)
St Thomas Choir, Leipzig
Leipzig Vocal Ensemble
Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin
Georg Christoph Biller (conductor)

2.10pm
Cantata no 34 "O Ewiges Feuer"
Reglint Buhler (soprano)
Matthias Rexroth (alto)
Martin Petzoldt (tenor)
Matthias Weichert (bass)
St Thomas' Choir, Leipzig
Leipzig Vocal Ensemble
Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin
Georg Christoph Biller (conductor)

2.30pm
French Overture in Bm, BWV 831
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

3.00pm
Concerto for harpsichord in Dm, BWV 1052
Le Concert Francais
Pierre Hantai (harpsichord and director)

3.25pm
Cantata No 155: Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange
Midori Suzuki (soprano)
Yoshikazu Mera (alto)
Makoto Sakurada (tenor)
Peter Kooij (bass)
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki (director)

3.40pm
John Holloway talks about Bach and violin and introduces historic performances of the 3rd solo Violin Sonata and Partita.

4.30pm
Cantata No 29, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir
Deborah York (soprano)
Ingeborg Danz (mezzo)
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Peter Kooij (bass)
Collegium Vocale Ghent
Philippe Herreweghe (director)




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