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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Part Two

Tuesday 15 July 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Tuesday 15 July 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod explores five decades of Bach's music, revealing a picture of the composer's evolving style.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

2/5. Early Mastery

Donald explores Bach's output during the 1710s, much of which the composer spent at the court of Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Weimar. The Music includes Bach's earliest extant chamber work, a key work of the organ repertoire as well as two strongly contrasting cantatas. 

'Gottes Sohn ist kommen' [also known as 'Gott durch deine Gute'], BWV 600
Christopher Herrick (organ*)
[Hyperion CDA66756, track 2]

Fugue in g minor for violin and continuo, BWV 1026
Elizabeth Wallfisch (vl), Richard Tunicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (hpschd)
[Hyperion CDD22025, track 1]

Toccata in F, BWV 540
Simon Preston (organ)
[Deutsche Gramophon 469 423-2, track 1]

'Widerstehe doch der Sunde', BWV 54
1. Aria (A): "Widerstehe doch der Sunde"
2. Recit (A): "Die Art verruchter Sunden"
3. Aria (A): "Wer Sunde tut, der ist vom Teufel"
Nathalie Stutzmann (A) / The Monteverdi Choir / The English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner (cond)
[SDG 118, CD 2 tracks 9-11]

Concerto in G major, BWV 973, after Vivaldi op.7 no.2 (RV 299)
1. Allegro assai
2. Largo
3. Allegro

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907329, tracks 1-3

'Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn', BWV 152
1. Sinfonia
2. Aria (B): "Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn"
3. Recit (B): "Der Heiland ist gesetzt"
4. Aria (S): "Stein, der uber alle Schatze"
5. Recit (B): "Es argre sich die kluge Welt"

6. Duet (S, B): "Wie soll ich dich, Liebster der Seelen, umfassen?"
Gillian Keith (S), Daniel Taylor (A), James Gilchrist (T), Peter Harvey (B) / The Monteverdi Choir /
The English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner (cond)
SDG 137, tracks 2-7




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