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: A Bach Christmas

Throughout the week, Simon Heighes presents Bach Bites - short introductions to various aspects of Bach's life and works - and Peter Dyke follows Bach's footsteps from Arnstadt to Lubeck. See also Bach's Christmas Oratorios, Mon-Fri at 7pm on BBC4
7.00 9.00 Presented by Martin Handley.
Bach Cantata No 172: Erschallet, ihr Lied
Soloists, Bach Collegium Japan/Suzuki Keyboard Concerto in G, BWV592 (after J Ernst)
Simon Preston (Lubeck Cathedral organ) Cantata No 18: Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee Soloists, American Bach Soloists/Jeffrey Thomas
8.00 Cantata No 152: Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn Soloists, Tolz Boys' Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus/Harnoncourt Toccata in D, BWV912
Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord) Cantata No 68:
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt Soloists, Accentus Chamber Choir, Limoges Baroque Ensemble/ ChristopheCoin
9.00 12.00 Andrew McGregor with new Bach CDs, including Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F BWV1047 Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini Violin
Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV1003 Rachel Podger
10.45 Cantata Survey with Jonathan Freeman Attwood, followed by: Cantata No 135: Ach Herr mich armen Sunder Soloists, Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki; plus the latest Bach reconstruction from Joshua Rifkin.
Leipzig Chorale Preludes: Komm, Gott Schopfer, heiliger Geist, BWV667; Vor deinen Thron tret' ich hiermit, BWV668 Gillian Weir (organ)
12.00 1.30 pm With Donald Macleod and John
Eliot Gardiner at the Bach Archive in Leipzig.
Bach Cantata No 167: Ihr Menschen, ruhmet Gottes Liebe; Cantata No 7: Christ unser Herrzum Jordan Kam; Cantata No 30: Freue dich, erloste Schar
Joanne Lunn (soprano), Wilke te Brummelstroete (contralto), Paul Agnew (tenor), Dietrich Henschel (bass), Monteverdi Choir. English Baroque Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
1.30 5.00 With With Lucie Skeaping. Including concert performances from Bach's home church of St Thomas in Leipzig and interpretations from Poland, France, Belgium, Japan and the UK.
1.30 Bach Toccata and Fugue in F BWV540 Karl Richter (organ) 1.45 Cantata No 19: Es erhub sich ein Streit; Cantata No 34: 0 ewiges
Feuer Soloists , Leipzig Thomaskirche Choir, Leipzig Vocal Ensemble, Berlin Early Music Academy/ Georg Christoph Biller 2.30 French Overture in B minor, BWV831 Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
3.00 Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV1052 Le Concert Frangais/Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord)
3.25 Cantata No 155: Mein Gott , wie lang, ach lange Midori Suzuki (soprano), Yoshikazu Mera (countertenor), Makoto Sakurada (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki
3.40 Violinist John Holloway introduces classic performances of Bach by Arthur Grumiaux and Yehudi Menuhin of the Third Solo Violin Sonata and Partita, BWV1005 and 1006, and reflects on how Bach reused his material in other works.
4.30 Cantata No 29: Wir Danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir Deborah York (soprano), Ingeborg
Danz (mezzo), Mark Padmore (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), Collegium Vocale/Philippe Herreweghe
5.00 7.00 Presented by Sean Rafferty.
Bach Three-Part Inventions, BWV787-90 Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
Cantata No 144: Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin Soloists, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir/Ton Koopman Cantata No 145: Ich lebe, mein Herze Soloists, Stuttgart Bach Collegium, Wurttemberg CO/Helmuth Rilling
7.00 10.00 Petroc Trelawny introduces a specially recorded organ recital by Ullrich Bohme , the present organist at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. Bach Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV562; Partita diversa sopra Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig,
BWV768; Pièce d'Orgue in G, BWV572; Christmas Chorales, BWV599-606 (Orgel-Buchlein); Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV532 Ullrich Bohme (organ) Cantata No 62: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Sibylla Rubens (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo),
Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), Collegium Vocale/Philippe Herreweghe
Chaconne (Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004) Yehudi Menuhin (violin) Harpsichord Concerto in G, BWV980 (after Vivaldi) Olivier Baumont
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041 Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage (violin) Cantata No 186. Argre dich, 0 Seele, nicht Robin Blaze
(countertenor), Makoto Sakurada (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), Bach Collegium Japan/Suzuki
10.00 12.00 pm Presented by Sarah Walker.
Cantata No 193: Ihr Tore zu Zion Soloists, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir/Koopman Toccata in C minor, BWV911 Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord)
10.30 Bach Lute Suite in G minor BWV995;
Partita in C minor, BWV997; Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat, BWV998 Andreas Martin (lute) Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903 Terence Charlston (harpsichord)
12.00 7.00 am With Louise Fryer. Brandenburg Concerto
No3 in G, BWV1048 Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini
12.11am Cantata No. 41: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset Soloists, Accentus Chamber Choir, Limoges Baroque Ensemble/ Coin 12.38 George Pratt introduces Trio Sonata No 4 in E minor, BWV528 The King's Consort/Robert King 12.51 Cantata No 76: Die Himmel erzahlen Soloists, Holland Boys' Choir. Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusink
1.25 Prelude Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV895 Gustav Leonhardt
(harpsichord) 1.27 Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV896 Michele Barchi (harpsichord) 1.31 Cantata No 46: Schauet doch undsehet Soloists, Bach Collegium Japan/Suzuki 1.49
Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548 Karl Richter (organ)
2.03 Cantata No. 24: Ein ungefarbt Gemute Soloists, Munich
Bach Choir and Orchestra/Karl Richter 2.21 Partita in A, BWV832 Angela Hewitt (piano) 230 Chorale Prelude: Woh soll ich fliehen hin, BWV694 Wolfgang Rubsam (organ) 2.35 Cantata No 136: Erforsche mich, Gott Soloists, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus/Ton Koopman 2.50 Trio
Sonata in G, BWV1039 Petri Alanko and Hann Juutilainen (flutes), Jukka Rautasalo (cello), Ansi Mattila (harpsichord)
3.01 Cantata No 105: Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht, BWV105
Soloists, Bach Collegium Japan/Suzuki 3.23 Concerto in C for two harpsichords, BWV1061 Tini Mathot, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
3.41 Chorale: Wernurdenlieben Gott, BWV434 Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble/Robin Gritton 3.42 Chorale Prelude: Wer nurden lieben Gott, BWV642 Helmut Walcha (organ) 3.45 Cantata No 179: Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
4.00 Oboe Oboe d'Amore Concerto in D, after BWV1053
Patrick Beaugirard , Cafe Zimmerman/Pablo Valetti 4.19 Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV250 Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus/Koopman 4.20 Chorale Prelude: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV1116 Ton Koopman
(organ) 4.22 Cantata No 69a: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele Soloists, Tolz Boys ' Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus/
Harnoncourt 4.42 Ton Koopman (organ) introduces his recording of Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV546 4.57 Cantata No 138: Warum betriibst du dich, BWV138 Soloists, Collegium Vocale Choir and Orchestra/Philippe Herreweghe
5.14 Trio Sonata in C, BWV1037 (attrib Goldberg) Rare Fruits
Council 5.28 Cantata No 148: Bringet dem Herrn Soloists, Bach Collegium Japan/Suzuki 5.43 Canons, BWV1076and BWV1077 Musica Antiqua, Koln/Goebel 5.45 Verxhiedene Canones, BWW087Glen Wilson (harpsichord) 5.55 Cantata No 59: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten Soloists, Tolz Boys' Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus/Harnoncourt
6.07 Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord) introduces his recording of the Goldberg Variations, BWV988
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Contributors

Unknown: Simon Heighes
Unknown: Peter Dyke
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Rachel Podger
Unknown: Jonathan Freeman
Soloists: Bach Collegium
Unknown: Eliot Gardiner
Soprano: Joanne Lunn
Contralto: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Dietrich Henschel
Director: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: St Thomas
Unknown: Bach Toccata
Unknown: Karl Richter
Unknown: Feuer Soloists
Unknown: Georg Christoph Biller
Piano: Piotr Anderszewski
Unknown: Mein Gott
Soprano: Midori Suzuki
Soprano: Yoshikazu Mera
Tenor: Makoto Sakurada
Tenor: Peter Kooy
Bass: Bach Collegium
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Ullrich Bohme
Unknown: Ullrich Bohme
Unknown: Heiden Heiland
Soprano: Sibylla Rubens
Soprano: Sarah Connolly
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Tenor: Peter Kooy
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Robin Blaze
Tenor: Makoto Sakurada
Tenor: Peter Kooy
Bass: Bach Collegium
Harpsichord: Kenneth Gilbert
Harpsichord: Bach Lute Suite
Unknown: Andreas Martin
Harpsichord: Terence Charlston
Introduces: George Pratt
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Harpsichord: Michele Barchi
Soloists: Bach Collegium
Unknown: Patrick Beaugirard
Soloists: Tolz Boys
Soloists: Bach Collegium








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