Episode #1211

Bach Up

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Enjoy a collection of classic and contemporary interpretations of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Prelude & Fugue in a, BWV 551 –Helmut Walcha (1780 Silbermann/Église Saint Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, France) Archive 419 904.

BACH: Chorale-prelude, Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BWV 652 –Jean Guillou (1988 Kleuker-Steinmeyer/Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland) Dorian DOR 90150.

BACH: Prelude & Fugue in a, BWV 543 –Pascale Rouet (1997 König/Basilique Notre-Dame d’Espérance, Charleville-Mézières, France) Triton 331112.

BACH (attributed): Chorale-preludes: Jesu, meine Freude; Wir glauben all; Vom Himmel hoch –Stephen Rapp (1995 Richards, Fowkes/St. John Lutheran, Stamford, CT) Raven OAR-420.

BACH: Trio Sonata Number 1 in E-flat, BWV 525 –Karel Paukert (1972 Holtkamp/Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH) Azica 71248.

BACH: Prelude & Fugue in e, BWV 533 –Stanislas Deriemaeker (1993 Metzler/Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium) Unda Maris UM-20441.

Comments [1]

Arthur H. Mader

Having used Komm Heiliger Geist for years as voluntary, I enjoyed in particular the artist's interpretation of Komm Heiliger Geist interpretation.

All the compositions were well chosen as a coherent group, including the new (to me) Rapp rendition of "lost" chorale preludes.

The headset on my laptop did justice to the program. Thank you.

Mar. 18 2012 10:59 PM

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