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Prom 71: Bach Night

Live at BBC Proms: the Dunedin Consort are directed by John Butt in all four of Bach's Orchestral Suites.

Live at BBC Proms: the Dunedin Consort are directed by John Butt in Bach's Orchestral Suites.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066

c. 8.25pm Interval. Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the pivotal role that Henry Wood played in the revival of J.S. Bach's music at the turn of the 20th century, with guest musicologist Hannah French.

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Bach: Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, BWV 1068

Bach specialist John Butt and his period-instrument Dunedin Consort continue our series of composer themed nights as a tribute to Proms founder conductor Henry Wood.
They pair Bach’s four Orchestral Suites with four newly commissioned works taking inspiration from the suites’ dance movements – providing both companions and contrasts.
Bach's suites are interspersed with four new works from Stuart MacRae, Nico Muhly, Ailie Robertson and Stevie Wishart (BBC co-commissions with the Dunedin Consort: world premieres).

26 days left to listen

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069

    Orchestra: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Nico Muhly

    Tambourin

    Orchestra: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066

    Orchestra: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Stevie Wishart

    The Last Dance? A Baroque Tango

    Orchestra: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Ailie Robertson

    Chaconne

    Orchestra: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

    Orchestra: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Stuart MacRae

    Courante

    Orchestra: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, BWV 1068

    Orchestra: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Corsaire Overture

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • RCA.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Queen Mab scherzo (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DECCA.

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