Episode #1510

Bach in America

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Although J.S. Bach's roots are inextricably in Central German soil, his music never ceases to flourish here in the United States.

Program playlist:

J. S. BACH:  Toccata in F, BWV 540/1 –Bálint Karosi (2000 Richards, Fowkes/1st Lutheran Church, Boston, MA) Dulcian 007.

BACH:  Prelude & Fugue in g, BWV 535a –George Ritchie (1984 Fritts-Richards/St. Alphonsus Paris, Seattle, WA) Pro Gloria Musica 115.

BACH: Chorale-preludes, fr Clavierübung III (Allein Gott in der Höh, BWV 676/677; Christ,unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684/685)–Ben Sheen. BACH:  Prelude & Fugue in A, BWV 536–David Enlow (1977 Klais/St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, New York City) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/22/14). These performances, and others below, were drawn from an all-dayManhattan Bach Marathon presented by WQXR-FM and featuring students of the Juilliard School.

BACH (arr. Hohman):  Arioso, fr Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068 –Frederick Hohman (1927 Casavant-2001 Scantz/St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/3/2006). 

BACH:  Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 541 –Joan Lippincott (1998 Fritts/Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Gothic 49202.

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