J. S. Bach: Magnificat ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ Chœur du Concert D’Astrée ∙ Emmanuelle Haïm
I. Magnificat ∙ II. Et exsultavit ∙ III. Quia respexit ∙ IV. Omnes generationes ∙ V. Quia fecit mihi magna ∙ VI. Et misericordia ∙ VII. Fecit potentiam ∙ VIII. Deposuit potentes ∙ IX. Esurientes ∙ X. Suscepit Israel ∙ XI. Sicut locutus est ∙ XII. Gloria Patri et Filio ∙
hr-Sinfonieorchester – Frankfurt Radio Symphony ∙
Emőke Baráth, Sopran ∙ Lea Desandre, Sopran ∙ Damien Guillon, Countertenor ∙ Patrick Grahl, Tenor ∙ Victor Sicard, Bass ∙
In the Concerto for three harpsichords in D minor, performed by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach, Bach plays with monophony and polyphony. It is a solo concerto, but then for three harpsichords. Sometimes all the instruments play the same melody, but then they go off on their own again. And even when they follow their own path, there are still always lines played by two, three or four hands together. When the harpsichordists are actually all playing something different, their instruments still sound like one big combined instrument. - Recorded for the project All of Bach on October 15th 2017 at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam.
The Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother (Italian: Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo), BWV 992, is an early work by Johann Sebastian Bach, possibly modeled on the Biblical Sonatas of Johann Kuhnau. The story that Bach performed it at age nineteen when his brother Johann Jacob left to become an oboist in the army of Charles XII in Sweden is questionable. But the chosen tonality of B-flat major seems to be a deliberate reference to the family's name ("B" in German is B-flat in English).
Arioso: Adagio – 'Friends Gather & Try to Dissuade Him from departing'
(Andante) – 'They Picture the Dangers Which May Befall Him'
Adagiosissimo (or Adagissimo) – 'The Friends' Lament'
(Andante con moto) – 'Since He Cannot Be Dissuaded, They Say Farewell'
Allegro pocco – 'Aria of the Postilion' (Aria di postiglione)
'Fugue in Imitation of the Postilion's Horn' (Fuga all'imitazione della cornetta di postiglione)
Johann Sebastian Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor BWV 582 played by ECHO Rising Star 19/20 accordionist João Barradas, Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Mixed and Mastered by Sérgio Milhano at PontoZurca Recording Studios, Almada, Portugal Video Director, Recording and Editing: Marianne Harlé Video Recording and Color Grading: Diogo Almeida Inner Circle Music / Nischo Records
In 1942, acclaimed American dancer / choreographer José Limón created a new piece set to J.S. Bach’s Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 in D Minor for solo violin. Now an integral part of the repertory of his namesake company, earlier this year the ensemble teamed up with WQXR and violinist Johnny Gandelsman for this gorgeous video, shot in the Limón Dance Company’s Harlem rehearsal space.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major, BWV 1049
Ensemble Concerto Köln (led by violinist Evgeny Sviridov), recorder players Cordula Breuer and Wolfgang Dey and harpsichord player Wiebke Weidans perform the 'Brandenburg Concerto No. 4' by Johann Sebastian Bach in Het Concertbouw in Amsterdam.
The musicians: Concerto Köln / Evgeny Sviridov [violin and musical guidance] / Cordula Breuer [recorder] / Wolfgang Dey [recorder] / Wiebke Weidans [harpsichord]
Recording: Sunday the 21th of April 2019, live in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. This concert is part of Het Zondagochtend Concert (The Sunday Morning Concert), a concertseries by Dutch broadcasters AVROTROS and NPO Radio 4.
Aria from J. S. Bach's St. John Passion BWV 245 - "Es ist vollbracht" ("It is accomplished") - featuring boy alto Panito Iconomou, soloist of Tölzer Knabenchor, and viola da gamba soloist Christophe Coin. An inspired, historically informed performance.
alto soloist: Panito Iconomou
viola da gamba soloist: Christophe Coin
Evangelist: Kurt Equiluz
Jesus: Robert Holl
instrumental ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien
conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Tölzer Knabenchor director: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden
Dom in Graz, Austria, ORF, 1985
...Da nun Jesus den Essig genommen hatte, sprach er: