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Weimar (1708-1717)

Donald Macleod follows the young Bach to a new home and a new job at the court of Weimar, where he meets fine musicians, finds fresh inspiration and becomes embroiled in the political machinations of his masters.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Christ ist erstanden - chorale-prelude BWV.627 for organ

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Erato.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Christ ist erstanden - chorale-prelude BWV.627 for organ

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Erato.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata, adagio and fugue in C major BWV.564 for organ

    Performer: Kevin Bowyer.
    • Nimbus.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata, adagio and fugue in C major BWV.564 for organ

    Performer: Kevin Bowyer.
    • Nimbus.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 63 BWV.63 (Christen, atzet diesen Tag)

    Singer: Christoph Genz. Singer: Dietrich Henschel. Singer: Bernarda Fink. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Choir: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Singer: Claron McFadden.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 63 BWV.63 (Christen, atzet diesen Tag)

    Singer: Christoph Genz. Singer: Dietrich Henschel. Singer: Bernarda Fink. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Choir: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Singer: Claron McFadden.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 208 BWV.208 (Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!)

    Performer: Eckart Haupt. Singer: Barbara Hendricks. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Peter Schreier.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 208 BWV.208 (Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!)

    Performer: Eckart Haupt. Singer: Barbara Hendricks. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Peter Schreier.
    • EMI.

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