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Bach and His Time


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Radio 3's celebration of the music of Bach brings together performances from seven different countries, coordinated by the European Broadcasting Union. Introduced by Anthony Burton.

From the Chapel of the Episcopal Seminar in Ghent, a selection of motets by Bach and the Flemish and German composers who influenced him, such as Lassus and Hassler.
Currende, director Erik van Nevel

3.00 Austria
From Austrian Radio, Vienna, a selection of music from the Klavierbuchlein which Bach and his family would have played at home. The concert includes the aria Schlummert Ein, Ihr Matter Augen (Anna Magdalena Notebook). Gundula Anders (soprano), Wolf Matthias Friedrich (bass), Wolfgang Gluxam (harpsichord)

4.00 Denmark
From the Garnisons Kirke in Copenhagen, one of Bach's best-loved motets, Singet dem Herrn. BWV225, plus vocal works by Schutz and Buxtehude. Bine Bryndorf (organ), Danish National Radio Choir, director Stefan Parkman

5.00 France
From the Chapelle Royale at Versailles a concert featuring chamber music by Rameau and Bach.
Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, director Christophe Coin

6.00 United Kingdom
The BBC's own contribution to this special day features the Palladian Ensemble in a concert from St Paul 's Church in Knightsbridge.
Pamela Thorby (recorder), Rachel Podger (violin), Susanne Heinrich (viola da gamba), William Carter (archlute/theorbo) Bach Trio Sonata in G, BWV530 Abel Viola da Gamba Sonata
Handel Trio Sonata in F, Op 2 No 4 Bach Trio Sonata in C, BWV529

7.00 Switzerland
From Lugano in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, a concert reflecting Bach's interest in Italy, including the motet Tilge, Hochster, Meine Sunden. Nancy Argenta (soprano), Guillemette Laurens (mezzo), Duilio Galfetti (violin), Ensemble I Barocchisti, Swiss Radio Chorus, director Diego Fasoiis

8.00 Canada
A concert from the Pierre Mercure Hall in Montreal, featuring five of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos in an edition prepared by Gregory Butler, which returns to the original sources for a reassessment of these famous works.
Ensemble Arion, director Hank Knox
Brandenburg Concertos: No 4 in G,
BWV1 049; No 6 in B flat, BWV1051;
No 5 in D, BWV1050; No 1 in F, BWV1046; No 3 in G, BWV1048
Brian Kay on 250 years of Bach: page 48


Introduced By: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Schlummert Ein
Unknown: Anna Magdalena Notebook
Soprano: Gundula Anders
Bass: Wolf Matthias Friedrich
Unknown: Garnisons Kirke
Director: Stefan Parkman
Director: Christophe Coin
Unknown: St Paul
Violin: Rachel Podger
Violin: Susanne Heinrich
Unknown: William Carter
Unknown: Meine Sunden.
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Soprano: Guillemette Laurens
Violin: Duilio Galfetti
Director: Diego Fasoiis
Unknown: Pierre Mercure Hall
Unknown: Gregory Butler
Director: Hank Knox
Unknown: Brian Kay

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