Bach Collegium Japan Live from Carnegie Hall

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Friday, November 06, 2015

Bach Collegium Japan (Bach Collegium Japan)

Members of the Bach Collegium Japan performed a program of Baroque music by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel at Carnegie Hall on Friday, November 6. WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon and John Hockenberry from WNYC's The Takeaway program co-hosted the broadcast. You may listen to the concert recording above.

The Bach Collegium Japan ensemble was founded by its musical director Masaaki Suzuki in 1990. The group is known for its period instrumentation and orchestral and choral baroque arrangements.

Program Details

Bach: "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Vivaldi: Concerto in C Major for Recorder, Strings, and Continuo, RV 443
Handel: Gloria in B-flat Major
Bach: Flute Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034
Vivaldi: Concerto in C Major for Oboe, Strings, and Continuo, RV 450
Bach: Cantata No. 51: "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!"

Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, Conductor and Harpsichord
Joanne Lunn, Soprano

We asked listeners to share their thoughts during the broadcast using #CHLive. Here is a collection of those tweets and photos:

Comments [1]

Kevin Moore from Brooklyn, NY

How many times can Jeff S. say "that's just terrific!' and his co-host "an amazing piece of music." Bach? No kidding.

Limited musical vocabularies: word of the night? "Blockie" by Mr. Spergon...that blockie flute sound.

Just terrific, really amazing.

Nov. 06 2015 08:44 PM

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