Cantatas for Epiphany

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Cantata No. 42 and the Triple Concerto

Cantata No. 42 and the Triple Concerto

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Cantata No. 31, for Easter

Cantata No. 31, for Easter

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The Cantata No. 182 for Palm Sunday

The Cantata No. 182 for Palm Sunday

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On the program:

Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello, BWV 1011 - Pieter Wispelwey, cello

Cantata BWV 182 Himmelskönig, sei willkommen - Malin Hartelius, soprano; Nathalie Stutzmann, alto; James Gilchrist, tenor; Peter Harvey, bass; Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

(The image at left [courtesy Wikimedia Commons] shows column detail from the Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, which is modelled on palms.  The theme of palms is prevalent in the architecture of the Nikolaikirche, which, with the Thomaskirche, is one of the churches served by Bach between 1723 and 1750.  The Nikolaikirche also played a pivotal role in the fall of the Communist regime of East Germany in the 1980's.)

Lara St. John and Marie-Pierre Langlamet

Lara St. John and Marie-Pierre Langlamet

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By Mozart, After Bach

By Mozart, After Bach

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Light and Hope in the Cantata No. 1

Light and Hope in the Cantata No. 1

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Cantata BWV 65 "Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen" - James Gilchrist, tenor;  Peter Kooij, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Cantata BWV 32 "Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen" - Dominique Labelle, soprano;  Sanford Sylvan, bass;  Sarasa Ensemble, Timothy Merton, director

Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 550 - Gerhard Weinberger, organ (Joachim Wagner organ at St. Mary's Church, Angermünde, Germany)

Chorale Prelude:  In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 (conclusion) - Gerhard Weinberger, organ (Joachim Wagner organ at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway)

(image:  Star 109 Piscium, from Wikimedia Commons)

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