My Daily Bach

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Each weekday morning during the 7 am hour, WQXR introduces a notable recording of music by J.S. Bach, which will be made available as a free podcast. Recordings are drawn from the catalog of Universal Classics, and include hot new releases, classic accounts and vintage performances. Downloads are also available through the iTunes store. The Daily Bach podcasts will be available through December 15th and then will be removed.

My Daily Bach recordings are provided courtesy of Universal Music Classics.

Latest Episode / Monday, December 15, 2014 Edit This

'Adorn Yourself, O Dear Soul' Live from the Bach Organ Marathon

This final My Daily Bach podcast episode features organist Chelsea Chen performing on the Johannes Kleis organ at St. Peter’s Lutheran church in New York City.

Episode 20: Christmas Oratorio with Leipzig Radio Choir

Friday, November 28, 2014

Today's feature includes a movement of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, performed by the Leipzig Radio Choir; Staatskapelle Dresden.

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Episode 19: Sheep May Safely Graze

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Today's feature is Bach’s 'Sheep May Safely Graze' performed by Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.

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Episode 18: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971: I.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Today's feature is the first movement of Bach’s Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971, performed by pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Episode 17: Bach’s Magnificat

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Today's feature is Bach’s Magnificat BWV 243, performed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists.

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Episode 16: Orpheus Plays Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Monday, November 24, 2014

Today's feature is one of Bach's signature chorale pieces – the 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' performed by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.


Episode 15: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Friday, November 21, 2014

Today's feature consists of one of the most iconic works for solo organ in the repertoire, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. It's played by Simon Preston.

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Episode 14: Mandolinist Avi Avital Performs Bach's Flute Sonata

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Today we're featuring mandolin player Avi Avital performing the Adagio from Bach's Sonata for Flute and Continuo.

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Episode 13: 'Gloria in excelsis' from Bach's Mass in B Minor

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Today's feature is Bach's Mass in B Minor, a work that stands as lofty in design, expression and scope as anything the composer ever wrote. 


Episode 12: Andras Schiff Plays the Keyboard Concerto No. 2, 1st Movement

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Today, we're featuring the first movement from Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053, played by Andras Schiff.

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Episode 11: The 'Dorian' Toccata in D minor

Monday, November 17, 2014

Today we're playing "organ donor" by featuring the Toccata from Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

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Episode 10: Download 'O Mensch, bewein' from the St. Matthew Passion

Friday, November 14, 2014

This episode features "O Mensch, Bewein" from Bach's St. Matthew Passion, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

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Episode 9: Pierre-Laurent Aimard Performs Selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

Thursday, November 13, 2014

We're offering a free download of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (Preludes and Fugues, Nos. 1-3). Grab it now and listen to an interview with the pianist, Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

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Episode 8: Violin Concerto No. 2 BWV 1042: Allegro

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Janine Jansen and chamber ensemble performs the first movement of the Violin Concerto No. 2 of Bach, composed using the ritornello – the little return – technique.


Episode 7: Andreas Scholl Performs from Cantata BWV 82

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Countertenor Andreas Scholl and the Basel Chamber Orchestra perform the tender lullaby “Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen."

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Episode 6: Pierre Fournier Plays Bach's Cello Suite No. 1

Monday, November 10, 2014

This recording, made in 1960 and released on LP the following year, was a classic when it came out, and remains so to this day.

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Episode 5: Download the Orchestral Suite No. 4, Overture

Friday, November 07, 2014

Every weekday during November, WQXR offered free, daily download of a noteworthy Bach recordings.


Episode 4: Lisa Batiashvili Plays 'Erbarme dich' from St. Matthew Passion

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Every weekday during November, WQXR offered free, daily download of a noteworthy Bach recordings.

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Episode 3: Benjamin Grosvenor Plays the Overture from Fourth Partita

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Every weekday during November, WQXR offered free, daily download of a noteworthy Bach recordings.

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Episode 2: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, Presto

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Every weekday during Bachstock, WQXR offered free, daily download of a noteworthy Bach recording.

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Free Download: Get Today's Episode

Monday, November 03, 2014

Every weekday during November, WQXR offered daily downloads of noteworthy Bach recording. First up was the "Sleepers Awake" from Bach's Cantata 140.

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