Sunday 18 Dec
Sunday 18 December 2005 13:30-17:00 (Radio 3)
Featuring the Toccata and Fugue Celebration and St John Passion, from St John's Smith Square.
The Toccata and Fugue in Dm, BWV 565, is an iconic work, and yet there is much controversy about almost every aspect of the piece - including which instrument it was originally written for and who actually wrote it.
At 2.10pm, St John Passion, BWV 245, which Bach composed early in 1723 intending it for the Good Friday service at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. Mark Padmore introduces this performance, in which he sings the demanding role of the Evangelist.
3 hours 30 minutes
Toccata and Fugue in Dm for organ, BWV 565
Toccata in Am for solo violin
Passacaglia and Fugue in Cm for organ, BWV 582
Wayne Marshall (organ)
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)
BWV 308 "Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl"
BWV 309 "Es steh'n vor Gottes Throne"
St John Passion, BWV 245
Evangelist ...... Mark Padmore
Christus ...... Paul Whelan
Gillian Keith (soprano)
James Bowman (alto)
Finnur Bjarnason (tenor)
Andrew Foster-Williams (baritone)
Polyphony, Academy of Ancient Music
Stephen Layton (conductor)
BWV 1055 Concerto in A
Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra (1936)
Art of Fugue: Contrapuntus 16
Richard Buhlig / Wesley Kuhnle, pianos
BWV 307 "Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit"
BWV 388 "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein"
BWV 734a "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein" Bach/Busoni
BWV 755 "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein"
BWV 1092 "Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf"
BWV 617 "Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf" Bach/Busoni
Art of Fugue: Contrapuntus 11
BWV 310 "Es wird schier der letze Tag herkommen"