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Spirit of Bach Mixtape

This all-Bach mixtape dares to venture into the mind of the elderly, reflective Johann Sebastian Bach, to walk in his shoes as he reminisces about a life's work.

To mark the Spirit of Bach season this special In Tune Mixtape tries to capture that very spirit. This all-Bach mixtape dares to venture into the mind of the elderly, reflective Johann Sebastian Bach, to walk in his shoes as he reminisces about a life's work; perhaps even imagining how future musicians might reinvent his music, just as he did himself, time and time again.

In 30 minutes it takes in the B minor mass, a keyboard Partita, a cello Suite, a Cantata, an organ chorale, a Brandenburg Concerto, the St Matthew Passion, The Art of Fugue and a violin Partita, all of it knitted together with the Air from the Orchestral Suite No 3. If you like, it's an invitation to take the air with Bach.

Narrated by Horatio Clare.
Produced by Philip Barrett.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, BWV1068: II. Air

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sanctus (Mass In B Minor Bwv.232)

    Choir: Balthasar-Neumann-Chor. Orchestra: Freiburg Barockorchester. Director: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 05472 773802.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, BWV1068: II. Air

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV825: I. Prelude

    Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (Gavotte 1 and 2)

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • J. S. Bach, The Cello Suites: Yo-Yo Ma.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV170, 'Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust': V. 'Mir ekelt mehr zu lebe

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorale Prelude BWV726, 'Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend'

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

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, BWV1068: II. Air

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 5, BWV1050: I. Allegro

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • DG Archiv.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Part 1, 'Und siehe, einer aus denen, die mit Jesu waren'

    Singer: Ian Bostridge. Singer: Franz-Josef Selig. Ensemble: Collegium Vocale Gent. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus 1

    Ensemble: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Komm, süßer Tod, BWV478

    Performer: Christian Schmitt. Singer: Magdalena Kožená.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Komm, süßer Tod, BWV478 (arranged for orchestra)

    Music Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Immortal Bach (based on Komm, süßer Tod, BWV478)

    Choir: Norwegian Soloists' Choir. Ensemble: Ensemble Allegria. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • BIS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 3 in E major for violin, BWV 1006 (Prelude)

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova.
    • Bach: 6 Sonatas & Partitas.
    • Onyx.
    • 10.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No.3: II. Air, BWV1068

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, BWV1068: II. Air

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.

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