Bach in the Berkshires

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Missa Brevis in G minor, and Jeremy Denk's Partita No. 3

Missa Brevis in G minor, and Jeremy Denk's Partita No. 3

The Bach Hour | WCRB

On the program:

Piece d'Orgue (Fantasy) in G, BWV 572 - Fretwork

Missa Brevis in G minor, BWV 235 - Cantus Cölln, Konrad Junghänel

Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 - Jeremy Denk, piano (pictured)

Richard Egarr on The Well-Tempered Clavier, and the Missa Brevis in F

Richard Egarr on The Well-Tempered Clavier, and the Missa Brevis in F

The Bach Hour | WCRB

Harpsichordist and Academy of Ancient Music Music Director Richard Egarr talks about the Well-Tempered Clavier and Bradley Lehman's theory of tuning for the piece, and Konrad Junghänel conducts the Missa Brevis in F.

On the program:

Missa Brevis in F, BWV 233 - Cantus Cölln, Konrad Junghänel

Preludes and Fugues in E major (BWV 854), E minor (BWV 855), and F major (BWV 856), from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier - Richard Egarr, harpsichord

Preludes and Fugues in F-sharp minor (BWV 883) and A major (BWV 889), from Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier - Richard Egarr, harpsichord

The Mass in B Minor, with Conductor David Hoose

The Mass in B Minor, with Conductor David Hoose

The Bach Hour | WCRB

David Hoose, the conductor of Boston's Cantata Singers, joins Brian McCreath for an in-depth look at J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor, featuring a performance with the Leipzig Radio Choir, Staatskapelle Dresden, and conductor Peter Schreier.

Andrew Rangell and The Art of Fugue

Andrew Rangell and The Art of Fugue

The Bach Hour | WCRB

Pianist Andrew Rangell talks with host Brian McCreath about grappling with one of Bach's last and greatest masterpieces, The Art of Fugue.

On the program:

Magnificat, BWV 243 - Tamara Matthews, soprano;  Deanne Meek, mezzo-soprano;  Mary Phillips, alto;  Don Frazure, tenor;  Stephen Powell, baritone;  Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman, conductor

from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus I, IV, IX, and XIV - Andrew Rangell, piano

Andrew Rangell on The Art of Fugue: Full Interview

Andrew Rangell on The Art of Fugue: Full Interview

The Bach Hour | WCRB

In a wide-ranging discussion, pianist Andrew Rangell talks with host Brian McCreath about grappling with one of Bach's last and greatest masterpieces, The Art of Fugue.


 

The River Jordan's Roiling Waters in a Bach Cantata

The River Jordan's Roiling Waters in a Bach Cantata

The Bach Hour | WCRB


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Performances of Bach's music recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass.

On the program:

Suite No. 3 for Orchestra in D, BWV 1068 - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
(recorded in 1945)

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (translation) - Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor
(recorded in 1998)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051 - Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch
(recorded in 1957)

(photo of Lion Gate at Tanglewood by Stu Rosner, courtesy of the BSO)

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