The Bach Hour | WCRB

A production of  
  

Bach in the Berkshires

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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ABOUT THE BACH HOUR | WCRB

The virtually limitless well of music by J.S. Bach has always had a prominent place on radio airwaves in Boston. Whether it’s an iconic work like the Toccata and Fugue in D minor or a rarely heard but emotionally riveting church cantata, Bach’s music is a touchstone, returning listeners to a foundation on which so much subsequent music has been built.

The Bach Hour grows out of a tradition begun in the early 1970's by Robert J. Lurtsema of WGBH 89.7 FM.  As one of the earliest sets of the complete Bach cantatas on record (Leonhardt and Harnoncourt) was being released, they became a regular fixture on each Sunday's edition of Morning Pro Musica, Lurtsema's unique daily program.  Now, on The Bach Hour, those cantatas, with the rich and diverse range of performances now available, are heard on the calendar days for which they were written.  Combined with recent and classic recordings of Bach's instrumental masterpieces and occasional interviews with significant interpreters, each week's program offers a chance to connect more deeply with this bedrock composer.

Hear The Bach Hour each Sunday at 6am on 99.5 WCRB.

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