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: A Bach Christmas

7.00 10.00 Presented by Sandy Burnett.
Bach Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV535 Hans Otto (organ) Cantata No 50: Nun ist das
Heil und die Kraft Taverner Consort and Players/ Parrott Violin Sonata in F minor, BWV1018 Rachel Podger , Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord) Four Duets, BWV802-805 Gillian Weir (organ) Concerto in D minor, BWV1054 Andrei Gavrilov (piano),
ASM F/Marriner Cantata No 130: Herr Gott , dich loben alle wir Friederike Sailer (soprano), Claudia Hellmann (alto), Helmut Krebs (tenor), Jakob Stampfli (bass), Heilbronn Schutz Chorale ,
Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra/Werner English Suite No 2 in A minor, BWV807 Martha Argerich (piano) Cantata No 195: Dem Gerechten muss das Licht Soloists, Hannover Boys' Choir, Collegium Vocale , Leonhardt Consort/Gustav Leonhardt
10.00 12.00 Jonathan Swain traces the history of the Bach cantata on disc and charts the shifts and continuities in instrumental style.
Bach Cantata No 64: Sehet, welch eine Liebe
Maria Friesenhausen (soprano), Eva Bornemann (alto), Hartmut Ochs (bass),
Westfalische Kantorei , instrumental ensemble conducted by Wilhelm Ehmann
10.26 Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F BWV1046 Emmanuel Hurwitz (violin), Terence MacDonagh (oboe), Douglas Moore and Ian Beers (horns), London Baroque Ensemble/Karl Haas
10.50 Cantata No.65: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Theo Adam (bass), Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra, conductor Karl Richter
11.07 Fantasia in A minor, BWV922 Igor Kipnis (clavichord)
11.17 Cantata No 38: A us tieter Not schrei ich zu dir Arleen Auger (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), Lutz-Michael Harder (tenor), Philippe Huttenlocher (bass), Gachinger Kantorei , Stuttgart Bach Collegium, conductor Helmuth Rilling
11.38 Orchestral Suite No 1 in C, BWV1066 The English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
12.00 1.30 pmDonald Donald Macleod and John Eliot
Gardiner travel to St Thomas 's Church in Leipzig, where Bach composed many of his cantatas, to discover how he adapted them to the geography of their venues. With cantatas for the pre-Easter feast of Quinquagesima.
Bach Cantata No 23: Du Wahrer Gott und Davids
Sohn Ursula Buckel (soprano), Eva Bornemann
(alto), Johannes Hoefflin (tenor), Jakob Stampfli (bass), Frankfurter Kantorei , German Bach Soloists, directed by Kurt Thomas
Cantata No 22: Jesus nahm zu sich die
Zwolfe Claudia Schubert (contralto), James Oxley
(tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
Cantata No 127: Herr Jesus Christ, wahr'Mensch und Gott Antonia Fahberg (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), Keith Engen (bass), Munich Bach Choir, Munich State Opera Orchestra/Karl Richter Cantata No 159: Sehet, wir gehn hinauf nach
Jerusalem Ruth Holton (soprano), Claudia Schubert (contralto), James Oxley (tenor), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
1.30 5.00 Catherine Bott with a concert from Vienna.
Bach Cantata No 201: Der Streit zwischen
Phoebus und Pan; Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068; Cantata No 211: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht Soloists, Vienna Concentus Musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt
3.10 A feature from Brixton Prison in London.
Including: Well-Tempered Kiavier (excerpts); Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWV1047; Cantata No 80: Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott Pippa Goss (soprano), Alexandra Gibson
(mezzo), Matthew Beale (tenor), Alex Ashworth (bass), Brixton Prisoners' Chorus, Royal
Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra/Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)
Chorale Prelude: Christ ist erstanden, BWV627 Kevin Bowyer (organ) Cantata No 16: Herr Gott sich loben Wir Soloists, Holland Boys' Choir,
Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusink
5.00 7.00 Sean Rafferty's guest today is conductor Stephen Cleobury , who introduces specially recorded performances of Bach motets Bach Singet dem herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225; Jesu, meine Freude, BWV227 Peter McCarthy (violone), Richard Pearce (organ), BBC Singers/ Cleobury English Suite No 5 in E minor, BWV810 Robert Levin (piano) Cantata No 55: Ich armer
Mensch, ich Sundenknecht Ian Bostridge (tenor), Europa Galante, Biondi Two-part Inventions, BWV772-5 Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
7.00-10.00 Dr Rowan Williams , Archbishop of RT CHOICE Canterbury, offers his thoughts on the spiritual content of Bach's St Matthew
Passion. Presented by Petroc Trelawney.
Bach St Matthew Passion
Sibylla Rubens (soprano), Andreas Scholl (alto), Ian Bostridge (tenor: Evangelist), Werner Gura (tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (bass: Christus), Dietrich Henschel (bass), Collegium Vocale
Chorus and Orchestra/Philippe Herreweghe
10.00 12.00 Fiona Talkington presents. Featuring
Bach Partita in G, BWV829 Richard Goode (piano) Cantata No 6: Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend Anna Reynolds (contralto), Peter Schreier
(tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone),
Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra/Karl Richter Cello Suites: No 1 in G, BWV1007; No 4 in E flat, BWV1010 Jean-Guihen Oueyras
12.00 7.00 am With Louise Fryer.
Bach Magnificat in E flat, BWV243a Soloists, Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music/Simon Preston 12.37am Air in C minor, BWV991 (reconstructed Videla) Mario Videla (clavichord)
12.41 Cantata No 96: Herr Christ , der eing'e Gottessohn Soloists , Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki
12.59 Andrew Manze introduces his recording of Violin Sonata in G, BWV1019 (version 3) Andrew Manze (violin). Jaap ter Linden (cello), Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
1.18 Cantata No 180: Schmucke dich, 0 liebe See/e Soloists,
Gabrieli Consort and Players/McCreesh 1.39 Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV544 Lionel Rogg (organ) 1.52 Cantata No 139: Wohl dem, der sich aufseinen Gott Soloists, Tolz Boys' Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus/Harnoncourt
2.11 Kleine harmonisches Labyrinth, BWV591 Kevin Bowyer
(organ) 2.15 Fantasia in C, BWV573 (unfinished)
Christopher Herrick (organ) 2.16 Cantata No 118: 0 Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht Monteverdi Choir, English
Baroque Soloists/Gardiner 2.27 Fantasia and Fughetta in B flat, BWV907 Robert Hill (lute-harpsichord)
2.32 Cantata No 116: Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ
Soloists, Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra/Karl Richter
2.50 Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV1050
Henryk Szeryng (violin), Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute),
George Malcolm (harpsichord), ASMF/Neville Marriner
3.12 Cantata No 3: Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid Soloist*
Vienna Boys' Choir, Chorus Viennensis, Vienna Concentus Musicus/Harnoncourt 3.36 Fantasia and Fugue in C minor,
BWV908 Robert Hill (lute-harpsichord) 3.40 Cantata No» Was mein Gott will Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, English
Barogue Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner 3.55 Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV549 Hans Fagius (organ)
4.01 Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV549a Christopher
Herrick (organ) 4.07 Cantata No 125: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahrdahin Soloists, Collegium Vocale/Herreweghe
4.30 Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV550 Colin Andrews
(organ) 4.39 Cantata No. 126: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinetf Wort Soloists, Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra/Richter
4.57 Chorale Preludes, BWV708-710 Peter Hurford (orga
5.04 St John Passion, BWV245 0725 version) Ruth Holton
(soprano), Bogna Bartosz (alto), Markus Brutscher (tenor). Thomas Laske (baritone), Tom Sol (bass), Cologne Chamber Choir, Collegium Cartusianum, conductor Peter Neumann


Unknown: Hans Otto
Unknown: Rachel Podger
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Piano: Andrei Gavrilov
Unknown: Herr Gott
Soprano: Friederike Sailer
Soprano: Claudia Hellmann
Tenor: Helmut Krebs
Tenor: Jakob Stampfli
Bass: Heilbronn Schutz Chorale
Piano: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Dem Gerechten
Unknown: Collegium Vocale
Soprano: Maria Friesenhausen
Soprano: Eva Bornemann
Bass: Hartmut Ochs
Bass: Westfalische Kantorei
Conducted By: Wilhelm Ehmann
Violin: Emmanuel Hurwitz
Violin: Terence MacDonagh
Oboe: Douglas Moore
Oboe: Ian Beers
Tenor: Ernst Haefliger
Tenor: Theo Adam
Conductor: Karl Richter
Unknown: Igor Kipnis
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Soprano: Helen Watts
Tenor: Philippe Huttenlocher
Bass: Gachinger Kantorei
Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: John Eliot
Unknown: St Thomas
Unknown: Wahrer Gott
Soprano: Eva Bornemann
Tenor: Johannes Hoefflin
Tenor: Jakob Stampfli
Bass: Frankfurter Kantorei
Directed By: Kurt Thomas
Contralto: Zwolfe Claudia Schubert
Contralto: James Oxley
Tenor: Peter Harvey
Unknown: Eliot Gardiner
Soprano: Gott Antonia Fahberg
Soprano: Peter Pears
Tenor: Keith Engen
Soprano: Claudia Schubert
Contralto: James Oxley
Unknown: Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Bach Singet
Unknown: Peter McCarthy
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Piano: Robert Levin
Harpsichord: Dr Rowan Williams
Presented By: Petroc Trelawney.
Soprano: Andreas Scholl
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Werner Gura
Tenor: Franz-Josef Selig
Bass: Dietrich Henschel
Unknown: Bach Partita
Piano: Richard Goode
Contralto: Abend Anna Reynolds
Contralto: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Mario Videla
Unknown: Herr Christ
Unknown: Gottessohn Soloists
Unknown: Bach Collegium

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