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20051216

Friday 16 Dec

Petroc Trelawney

The start of a 214-hour marathon featuring all of Johann Sebastian Bach's surviving works.

Throughout the celebrations, speakers from the world of music and beyond will be introducing the pieces and what they mean to them.

Contributors include Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emma Kirkby, Davitt Moroney, Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood, Dame Gillian Weir, Joanna MacGregor, Sir Roger Norrington, Dame Janet Baker and Andrew Parrott.

Plus The Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, The Archbishop of Canterbury the Right Reverend Rowan Williams, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Armando Ianucci, Siobhan Davies, Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, Ian Mcewan, Wynton Marsalis, Nitin Sawhney, Andrew Marr and Alain de Botton.

Simon Heighes contributes Bach Bites - short introductions to various aspects of Bach's life and works; and Peter Dyke follows Bach's footsteps from Arnstadt to Lubeck.

Ton Koopman introduces his performance of

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Cantatas 1, 2 and 3

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Jörg Dürmüller (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Chorus

Ton Koopman (director)

From a concert given in the Grosser Saal, Musikverein Vienna, in December 2004

Chorale preludes

Jesus, meine Zuversicht, BWV 728

In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 730

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731

Ton Koopman (organ)

Partita No 1 in Bm, BWV 1002

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

Keyboard Concerto No 2 in E, BWV 1053

Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)

The Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (director).

20051216

Friday 16 Dec

Fiona Talkington

Featuring Bach motets, plus the first of a series of specially recorded concerts for the late hours.

Motets

Komm Jesu komm, BWV 229

Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden, BWV 230

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Quodlibet, BWV 524

Agnes Giebel (soprano)

Marie-Luise Gilles (alto)

Bert van t'Hoff (tenor)

Peter-Christoph Runge (bass)

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

Concerto in Dm for organ and strings, after BWV 35, 156

Trio sonata No 6 in G, after Organ sonata BWV 530

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 753 (completed Charlston)

Fantasia super Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 713

Suite No 5 in Gm for strings, BWV 1070

London Baroque

Terence Charlston (organ)

Cantata No 156: Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe

Paul Esswood (countertenor)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Thomas Hampson (bass)

Tolz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus, Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director).

20051216

Friday 16 Dec

Petroc Trelawney

The start of a 214-hour marathon featuring all of Johann Sebastian Bach's surviving works.

Throughout the celebrations, speakers from the world of music and beyond will be introducing the pieces and what they mean to them.

Contributors include Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emma Kirkby, Davitt Moroney, Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood, Dame Gillian Weir, Joanna MacGregor, Sir Roger Norrington, Dame Janet Baker and Andrew Parrott.

Plus The Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, The Archbishop of Canterbury the Right Reverend Rowan Williams, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Armando Ianucci, Siobhan Davies, Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, Ian Mcewan, Wynton Marsalis, Nitin Sawhney, Andrew Marr and Alain de Botton.

Simon Heighes contributes Bach Bites - short introductions to various aspects of Bach's life and works; and Peter Dyke follows Bach's footsteps from Arnstadt to Lubeck.

Ton Koopman introduces his performance of

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Cantatas 1, 2 and 3

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Jörg Dürmüller (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Chorus

Ton Koopman (director)

From a concert given in the Grosser Saal, Musikverein Vienna, in December 2004

Chorale preludes

Jesus, meine Zuversicht, BWV 728

In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 730

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731

Ton Koopman (organ)

Partita No 1 in Bm, BWV 1002

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

Keyboard Concerto No 2 in E, BWV 1053

Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)

The Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (director).

20051216

Friday 16 Dec

Fiona Talkington

Featuring Bach motets, plus the first of a series of specially recorded concerts for the late hours.

Motets

Komm Jesu komm, BWV 229

Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden, BWV 230

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Quodlibet, BWV 524

Agnes Giebel (soprano)

Marie-Luise Gilles (alto)

Bert van t'Hoff (tenor)

Peter-Christoph Runge (bass)

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

Concerto in Dm for organ and strings, after BWV 35, 156

Trio sonata No 6 in G, after Organ sonata BWV 530

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 753 (completed Charlston)

Fantasia super Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 713

Suite No 5 in Gm for strings, BWV 1070

London Baroque

Terence Charlston (organ)

Cantata No 156: Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe

Paul Esswood (countertenor)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Thomas Hampson (bass)

Tolz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus, Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Exploring more of Bach's keyboard music and cantatas.

3-Part Inventions, BWV 787-790

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Cantata No 144: Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Gerd Turk (tenor)

Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra

Ton Koopman (director)

English Suite No 4 in F, BWV 809

Huguette Dreyfus (harpsichord)

Cantata No 145: Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergotzen

Costanza Cuccaro (soprano)

Adalbert Kraus (tenor)

Andreas Schmidt (bass)

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Württemberg Chamber Orchestra

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Sarah Walker

The first of nine specially recorded recitals for the late hours.

Cantata No 193, Ihr Tore zu Zion

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Toccata in Cm, BWV 911

Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord)

Suite in Gm, BWV 995

Partita in Cm, BWV 997

Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat, BWV 998

Andreas Martin (lute)

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in Dm, BWV 903

Terence Charlston (harpsichord).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

A specially recorded organ recital by the present organist at Bach's church in Leipzig, the Thomaskirche.

Fantasie & Fugue in Cm, BWV 562

Partite diverse sopra Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig, BWV 768

Pièce d'orgue (Fantasie) in G, BWV 572

Christmas chorales from Orgel-Buchlein, BWV 599-606

Prelude & Fugue in D, BWV 532

Ullrich Böhme (organ)

Cantata No 62, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

Sibylla Rubens (soprano)

Sarah Connolly (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale

Phillippe Herreweghe (conductor)

Chaconne (Partita No 2 in Dm, BWV 1004)

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Keyboard Concerto in G, BWV 980 (after Vivaldi, Op 4, No 1)

Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)

Concerto in Am for violin and strings, BWV 1041

Simon Standage (violin/director)

Collegium Musicum 90

Cantata No 186: Argre dich, o Seele, nicht

Robin Blaze (countertenor)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Martin Handley

Radio 3 continues its celebration of Bach, featuring further cantatas.

From 7.00am

Cantata No 172: Erschallet, ihr Lied

Ingrid Schmithüsen (soprano)

Yoshikazu Mera (counter-tenor)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Keyboard Concerto in G, BWV 592

Simon Preston (Marcussen Organ, Lübeck Cathedral)

Cantata No 18: Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee

Julianne Baird (soprano)

Drew Minter (counter-tenor)

Benjamin Butterfield (tenor)

James Weaver (bass)

American Bach Soloists

Jeffrey Thomas (director)

From 8.00am

Cantata No 152, Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn

Christoph Wegmann (soprano)

Thomas Hampson (bass)

Tölz Boys' Choir, Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

Toccata in D, BWV 912

Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord)

Cantata No 68, Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

Accentus Chamber Choir

Limoges Baroque Ensemble

Christophe Coin (director).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Lucie Skeaping

An afternoon of keyboards and cantatas including concert performances of two cantatas from Bach's home church of St Thomas in Leipzig, as well interpretations from Poland, France, Belgium, Japan and the UK.

The violinist John Holloway introduces some classic performances of Bach by Arthur Grumiaux and Yehudi Menuhin, and reflects on the ingenious way that Bach reworked some of his material to create new masterpieces.

1.30am

Toccata and Fugue in F (organ), BWV 540

Karl Richter (organ)

1.45am

Cantata No 19, Es erhub sich ein Streit

Cantata No 34, O ewiges Feuer

Reglint Bühler (soprano)

Matthias Rexroth (alto)

Martin Petzoldt (tenor)

Matthias Weichert (bass)

St Thomas Choir, Leipzig

Leipzig Vocal Ensemble

Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin

Georg Christoph Biller (conductor)

2.30am

French Overture in Bm, BWV 831

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

3.00am

Concerto for harpsichord in Dm, BWV 1052

Le Concert Francais

Pierre Hantai (harpsichord and director)

3.25am

Cantata No 155: Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange

Midori Suzuki (soprano)

Yoshikazu Mera (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

3.40am

John Holloway talks about Bach and violin and introduces historic performances of the 3rd solo Violin Sonata and Partita.

4.30am

Cantata No 29, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir

Deborah York (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (mezzo)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including early works from Bach's time in Arnstadt and Muhlhausen, and cantatas from Weimar and Cothen.

5.17am

Cantata: Amore traditore, BWV 203

Dietrich Henschel (bass)

Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

5.29am

Chorale prelude: An Wasserflüssen Babylon (organ), BWV 653

Ton Koopman (Muller organ in the Grote Kerk, Leeuwarden)

5.35am

Chorale: An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 267

Amsterdam Bach Choir

Ton Koopman

5.37am

Prelude & Fugue in C, BWV 545

Edward Power Biggs (Flentrop organ in Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University)

5.44am

Cantata: Durchlauchster Leopold (serenata), BWV 173a

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (conductor)

6.03am

Fantasia and Fugue in Gm, BWV 542

Simon Preston (Sauer organ in St Peter's, Waltrop, near Dortmund)

6.15am

Cantata: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 (Hunt Cantata)

Diana....Jennifer Smith (soprano)

Pales....Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Endymion....Simon Davies (tenor)

Pan....Michael George (bass)

The Parley of Instruments

Roy Goodman, Peter Holman (director)

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20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including early works from Bach's time in Arnstadt and Muhlhausen, and cantatas from Weimar and Cothen.

3.04am

Canon a 4 perpetuus, BWV 1073

Musica Antiqua Köln

3.06am

Toccata and Fugue Dorian in Dm, BWV 538

Marie-Claire Alain (Gottfried Silbermann organ in Freiburg Cathedral)

3.20am

Sigiswald Kuijken introduces his recording of

Cantata: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21

Greta de Reyghere (soprano)

René Jacobs (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Lika (bass)

Netherlands Chamber Choir

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

4.05am

Prelude and Fugue in Am, BWV 894

Zuzanna Ruzickova (harpsichord)

4.16am

Sonata in Gm for flute and continuo, BWV 1020

Lisa Beznosiuk (flute)

Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)

Richard Tunnicliffe (cello)

4.29am

Cantata: Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre, BWV 134a

Michael Chance (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (conductor)

5.06am

Sonata in Em for violin and continuo, BWV 1023

Musica Alta Ripa

Ursula Bundeis (violin)

Bernward Lohr (organ)

Albert Bruggen (theorbo).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including early works from Bach's time in Arnstadt and Muhlhausen, and cantatas from Weimar and Cothen.

00.01am

Ich Habe Genug, Schlummert Ein, BWV 82, No 2 and 3 (Anna Magdalena Büchlein)

Elly Ameling (soprano)

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Angelica May (cello)

00.09am

Kyrie in F, BWV 233a

Gachinger Kantorei, Ensemble

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

00.13am

Sonata in Am, BWV 965

Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

00.31am

Fantasia & unfinished fugue in Cm, BWV 906

00.39am

Cantata: Gott ist mein König, BWV 71

Agnes Giebel (soprano)

Marga Hoffgen (alto)

Hans-Joachim Rotsch (tenor)

Theo Adam (bass)

Thomanerchor Leipzig

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Kurt Thomas (conductor)

00.59am

Suite in Gm, BWV 822

Michelle Barchi (harpsichord)

1.14am

Toccata in E, BWV 566

Hans Fagius (Wahlberg organ of the Frederik Church, Karlskrona)

1.24am

Emma Kirkby introduces a recording of

Cantata: Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Michael Chance (alto)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

The Purcell Quartet

1.38am

Aria variata in Am, BWV 989

Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

1.54am

Toccata in Dm, BWV 913

Angela Hewitt (piano)

2.06am

Suite in Em (lute), BWV 996

Julian Bream (guitar)

2.26am

Cantata: Ach! Ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe, BWV 162

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Alyce Rogers (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Wolfgang Schone (bass)

Gachinger Kantorei

Frankfurter Kantorei

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

2.43am

Suite in Am, BWV 818a , incl two alternative Sarabandes, BWV 818

Zuzanna Ruzickova (harpsichord).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner travel to the Bach Archive in Leipzig for the first of their programmes exploring Bach's mammoth output of sacred cantatas.

Featuring works written for the feast of St John the Baptist, in performances from the Monteverdi Choir's ambitious cantata pilgrimage in 2000.

Cantata No 167: Ihr Menschen, rühmet, Gottes Liebe

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Wilke te Brummelstroete (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Dietrich Henschel (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner

Cantata No 7: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan Kam

Cantata No 30: Freue dich, erlöste Schar

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Andrew Mcgregor

Recent recordings of Bach, plus surveys of four major cantata series with Jonathan Freeman Attwood.

Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWV 1047

Concerto Italiano

Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

Sonata No 2 in Am for solo violin, BWV 1003

Rachel Podger (violin)

Cantata Survey with Jonathan Freeman Attwood, followed by

Cantata No 135, Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder

Soloists, Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

plus the latest Bach reconstruction from Joshua Rifkin

Leipzig Chorale Preludes

Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 667

Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668

Gillian Weir (organ)

(recorded at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Exploring more of Bach's keyboard music and cantatas.

3-Part Inventions, BWV 787-790

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Cantata No 144: Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Gerd Turk (tenor)

Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra

Ton Koopman (director)

English Suite No 4 in F, BWV 809

Huguette Dreyfus (harpsichord)

Cantata No 145: Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergotzen

Costanza Cuccaro (soprano)

Adalbert Kraus (tenor)

Andreas Schmidt (bass)

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Württemberg Chamber Orchestra

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Sarah Walker

The first of nine specially recorded recitals for the late hours.

Cantata No 193, Ihr Tore zu Zion

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Toccata in Cm, BWV 911

Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord)

Suite in Gm, BWV 995

Partita in Cm, BWV 997

Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat, BWV 998

Andreas Martin (lute)

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in Dm, BWV 903

Terence Charlston (harpsichord).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

A specially recorded organ recital by the present organist at Bach's church in Leipzig, the Thomaskirche.

Fantasie & Fugue in Cm, BWV 562

Partite diverse sopra Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig, BWV 768

Pièce d'orgue (Fantasie) in G, BWV 572

Christmas chorales from Orgel-Buchlein, BWV 599-606

Prelude & Fugue in D, BWV 532

Ullrich Böhme (organ)

Cantata No 62, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

Sibylla Rubens (soprano)

Sarah Connolly (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale

Phillippe Herreweghe (conductor)

Chaconne (Partita No 2 in Dm, BWV 1004)

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Keyboard Concerto in G, BWV 980 (after Vivaldi, Op 4, No 1)

Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)

Concerto in Am for violin and strings, BWV 1041

Simon Standage (violin/director)

Collegium Musicum 90

Cantata No 186: Argre dich, o Seele, nicht

Robin Blaze (countertenor)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Martin Handley

Radio 3 continues its celebration of Bach, featuring further cantatas.

From 7.00am

Cantata No 172: Erschallet, ihr Lied

Ingrid Schmithüsen (soprano)

Yoshikazu Mera (counter-tenor)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Keyboard Concerto in G, BWV 592

Simon Preston (Marcussen Organ, Lübeck Cathedral)

Cantata No 18: Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee

Julianne Baird (soprano)

Drew Minter (counter-tenor)

Benjamin Butterfield (tenor)

James Weaver (bass)

American Bach Soloists

Jeffrey Thomas (director)

From 8.00am

Cantata No 152, Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn

Christoph Wegmann (soprano)

Thomas Hampson (bass)

Tölz Boys' Choir, Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

Toccata in D, BWV 912

Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord)

Cantata No 68, Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

Accentus Chamber Choir

Limoges Baroque Ensemble

Christophe Coin (director).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Lucie Skeaping

An afternoon of keyboards and cantatas including concert performances of two cantatas from Bach's home church of St Thomas in Leipzig, as well interpretations from Poland, France, Belgium, Japan and the UK.

The violinist John Holloway introduces some classic performances of Bach by Arthur Grumiaux and Yehudi Menuhin, and reflects on the ingenious way that Bach reworked some of his material to create new masterpieces.

1.30am

Toccata and Fugue in F (organ), BWV 540

Karl Richter (organ)

1.45am

Cantata No 19, Es erhub sich ein Streit

Cantata No 34, O ewiges Feuer

Reglint Bühler (soprano)

Matthias Rexroth (alto)

Martin Petzoldt (tenor)

Matthias Weichert (bass)

St Thomas Choir, Leipzig

Leipzig Vocal Ensemble

Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin

Georg Christoph Biller (conductor)

2.30am

French Overture in Bm, BWV 831

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

3.00am

Concerto for harpsichord in Dm, BWV 1052

Le Concert Francais

Pierre Hantai (harpsichord and director)

3.25am

Cantata No 155: Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange

Midori Suzuki (soprano)

Yoshikazu Mera (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

3.40am

John Holloway talks about Bach and violin and introduces historic performances of the 3rd solo Violin Sonata and Partita.

4.30am

Cantata No 29, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir

Deborah York (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (mezzo)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including early works from Bach's time in Arnstadt and Muhlhausen, and cantatas from Weimar and Cothen.

5.17am

Cantata: Amore traditore, BWV 203

Dietrich Henschel (bass)

Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

5.29am

Chorale prelude: An Wasserflüssen Babylon (organ), BWV 653

Ton Koopman (Muller organ in the Grote Kerk, Leeuwarden)

5.35am

Chorale: An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 267

Amsterdam Bach Choir

Ton Koopman

5.37am

Prelude & Fugue in C, BWV 545

Edward Power Biggs (Flentrop organ in Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University)

5.44am

Cantata: Durchlauchster Leopold (serenata), BWV 173a

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (conductor)

6.03am

Fantasia and Fugue in Gm, BWV 542

Simon Preston (Sauer organ in St Peter's, Waltrop, near Dortmund)

6.15am

Cantata: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 (Hunt Cantata)

Diana....Jennifer Smith (soprano)

Pales....Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Endymion....Simon Davies (tenor)

Pan....Michael George (bass)

The Parley of Instruments

Roy Goodman, Peter Holman (director)

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20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including early works from Bach's time in Arnstadt and Muhlhausen, and cantatas from Weimar and Cothen.

3.04am

Canon a 4 perpetuus, BWV 1073

Musica Antiqua Köln

3.06am

Toccata and Fugue Dorian in Dm, BWV 538

Marie-Claire Alain (Gottfried Silbermann organ in Freiburg Cathedral)

3.20am

Sigiswald Kuijken introduces his recording of

Cantata: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21

Greta de Reyghere (soprano)

René Jacobs (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Lika (bass)

Netherlands Chamber Choir

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

4.05am

Prelude and Fugue in Am, BWV 894

Zuzanna Ruzickova (harpsichord)

4.16am

Sonata in Gm for flute and continuo, BWV 1020

Lisa Beznosiuk (flute)

Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)

Richard Tunnicliffe (cello)

4.29am

Cantata: Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre, BWV 134a

Michael Chance (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (conductor)

5.06am

Sonata in Em for violin and continuo, BWV 1023

Musica Alta Ripa

Ursula Bundeis (violin)

Bernward Lohr (organ)

Albert Bruggen (theorbo).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including early works from Bach's time in Arnstadt and Muhlhausen, and cantatas from Weimar and Cothen.

00.01am

Ich Habe Genug, Schlummert Ein, BWV 82, No 2 and 3 (Anna Magdalena Büchlein)

Elly Ameling (soprano)

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Angelica May (cello)

00.09am

Kyrie in F, BWV 233a

Gachinger Kantorei, Ensemble

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

00.13am

Sonata in Am, BWV 965

Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

00.31am

Fantasia & unfinished fugue in Cm, BWV 906

00.39am

Cantata: Gott ist mein König, BWV 71

Agnes Giebel (soprano)

Marga Hoffgen (alto)

Hans-Joachim Rotsch (tenor)

Theo Adam (bass)

Thomanerchor Leipzig

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Kurt Thomas (conductor)

00.59am

Suite in Gm, BWV 822

Michelle Barchi (harpsichord)

1.14am

Toccata in E, BWV 566

Hans Fagius (Wahlberg organ of the Frederik Church, Karlskrona)

1.24am

Emma Kirkby introduces a recording of

Cantata: Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Michael Chance (alto)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

The Purcell Quartet

1.38am

Aria variata in Am, BWV 989

Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

1.54am

Toccata in Dm, BWV 913

Angela Hewitt (piano)

2.06am

Suite in Em (lute), BWV 996

Julian Bream (guitar)

2.26am

Cantata: Ach! Ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe, BWV 162

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Alyce Rogers (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Wolfgang Schone (bass)

Gachinger Kantorei

Frankfurter Kantorei

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

2.43am

Suite in Am, BWV 818a , incl two alternative Sarabandes, BWV 818

Zuzanna Ruzickova (harpsichord).

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner travel to the Bach Archive in Leipzig for the first of their programmes exploring Bach's mammoth output of sacred cantatas.

Featuring works written for the feast of St John the Baptist, in performances from the Monteverdi Choir's ambitious cantata pilgrimage in 2000.

Cantata No 167: Ihr Menschen, rühmet, Gottes Liebe

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Wilke te Brummelstroete (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Dietrich Henschel (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner

Cantata No 7: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan Kam

Cantata No 30: Freue dich, erlöste Schar

20051217

Saturday 17 Dec

Andrew Mcgregor

Recent recordings of Bach, plus surveys of four major cantata series with Jonathan Freeman Attwood.

Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWV 1047

Concerto Italiano

Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

Sonata No 2 in Am for solo violin, BWV 1003

Rachel Podger (violin)

Cantata Survey with Jonathan Freeman Attwood, followed by

Cantata No 135, Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder

Soloists, Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

plus the latest Bach reconstruction from Joshua Rifkin

Leipzig Chorale Preludes

Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 667

Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668

Gillian Weir (organ)

(recorded at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Sean is joined by Trevor Pinnock who plays harpsichord in two of the featured works.

French Suite No 5 in G, BWV 816

Partita No 2 in Cm, BWV 826

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

Cantata No 173: Erhohtes Fleisch und Blut

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Elisabeth von Magnus (alto)

Gerd Turk (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra

Ton Koopman (director)

Cantata No 175: Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen

Andreas Scholl (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

Christophe Coin (director)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Rob Cowan

A look ahead to the Toccata and Fugue celebration later in the day.

Toccata & Fugue in Dm, BWV 565

Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra

Cantata No 57: Selig ist der Mann

Elly Ameling (soprano)

Hermann Prey (bass)

Choir of the German Bach Solists

Westfälische Kantorei Herford

Deutsche Bachsolisten

Helmut Winschermann (conductor)

Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV 1051

Musica Antiqua Köln,

Reinhard Goebel (director)

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Contrapunctus 6

Herbert Tachezi (organ)

Cantata No 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden

Agnes Giebel (soprano)

Marga Höffgen (alto)

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch (tenor)

Thomanerchor Leipzig

Gewandhaus Orchestra

Kurt Thomas (conductor)

Sonata No 2 in Am, BWV 1003

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Cantata No 82: Ich habe genug

John Shirley-Quirk (bass)

Rachel Lord (oboe)

George Malcolm (harpsichord)

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Sir Neville Marriner

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue, BWV 564

Helmut Walcha (organ)

Cantata No 106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, (Actus Tragicus)

Hertha Töpper (contralto)

Ernst Haefliger (tenor)

Theo Adam (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

Ertöt uns durch dein Güte, from Cantata No 22 (arr Harriet Cohen)

Hubert Harry (piano).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Masaaki Suzuki introduces performances given by his Bach Collegium of Japan at the Bach Festival in Seoul, South Korea earlier this year.

Cantata No 140: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Cantata No 80: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

Cantata No 56: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen

Cantata No 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Sumihito Uesugi (alto)

Johannes Klüser (tenor)

Locky Chung (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

Preludes, BWV 939-943

Angela Hewitt (piano)

Chaconne (from Partita No 2 in Dm, BWV 1004), arr Helga Thoene

The Hilliard Ensemble

Christoph Poppen (violin)

English Suite No 6, BWV 811

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Martin Handley

Continuing Radio 3's Bach Christmas season.

From 7.00am

Prelude & Fugue in A, BWV 536

Simon Preston (Marcusson Organ, Tonbridge School Chapel, Tonbridge)

Cantata No 163: Nur jedem das Seine

Tobias Eiwanger (soprano)

Panito Iconomou (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Robert Holl (bass)

Tölz Boys' Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

Keyboard concerto in B flat, BWV 982

Michelle Barchi (harpsichord)

From 8.00am

Cantata No 165: O heilges Geist und Wasserbad

Aki Yanagisawa (soprano)

Akira Tachikawa (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Stephan Schreckenberger (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Keyboard Concerto in C (after Vivaldi), BWV 594

Marie-Claire Alain (Christian Müller Organ, Jakobijnerkerk, Leewarden, Netherlands)

Trio: Nun komm der heiden Heiland, BWV 660a

The Amsterdam Baroque Choir

Ton Koopman (Christian Müller Organ; Grote Kerk, Leeuwarden).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including Leipzig Cantatas from Bach's first annual cycle, plus a winning performance of The Goldberg Variations.

4.45am

Ton Koopman introduces his recording of

Prelude and fugue in Cm, BWV 546

Ton Koopman (Christian Muller organ of Waalse Church Amsterdam)

4.59am

Cantata: Warum betrübst du dich

Deborah York (soprano)

Ingborg Danz (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Choir and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

5.18am

Sonata for 2 violins and harpsichord, BWV 1037

The Rare Fruits Council

Manfredo Kraemer, Pablo Valetti (violin)

Balazs Mate (cello)

Dirk Boerner (harpsichord)

Alessandro de Marchi (organ)

5.31am

Cantata: Bringet dem Herrn, BWV 148

Midori Suzuki (soprano)

Robin Blaze (alto)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Chiyuki Urano (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

5.47am

14 canons on the first 8 notes of the ground of the Goldberg Variations, BWV 1087

Glen Wilson (harpsichord)

5.57am

Cantata: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 59

Peter Jelosits (soprano)

Ruud van der Meer (bass)

Tolz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Wien

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

6.09am

Gustav Leonhardt talks about the Goldberg Variations

6.11am

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

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20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including Leipzig Cantatas from Bach's first annual cycle, plus a winning performance of The Goldberg Variations.

2.51am

Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1039

Petri Alanko, Hann Juutilainen (flute)

Ansi Mattila (harpsichord)

Jukka Rautasalo (cello)

3.03am

Cantata: Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht, BWV 105

Miah Persson (soprano)

Robin Blaze (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

3.25am

Concerto for two harpsichords in C, BWV 1061

Ton Koopman, Tini Mathot (harpsichord)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Ton Koopman (director)

3.44am

Chorale: Wer nur den lieben Gott, BWV 434

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble

Robin Gritton

3.45am

Chorale prelude: Wer nur den lieben Gott, BWV 642

Helmut Walcha (Arp Schnitger organ in St Peter and Paul church, Cappel)

3.48am

Cantata: Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht, BWV 179

Magdalena Kozena (soprano)

William Towers (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Stephan Loges (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

4.04am

Concerto for oboe d'amore in D, after BWV 1053

Patrick Beaugirard (oboe d'amore)

Café Zimmerman

Pablo Valetti (violin/director)

4.22am

Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 250

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus

4.23am

Chorale prelude: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 1116

Ton Koopman (Hans Heinrich Bader organ in St Walburg's Church, Zutphen)

4.25am

Cantata: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69a

Wilhelm Weidl (soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Ruud van der Meer (bass)

Tolz Boy's Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including Leipzig Cantatas from Bach's first annual cycle, plus a winning performance of The Goldberg Variations.

12.01am

Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV 1048

Concerto Italiano

Rinaldo Alessandrini

12.12am

Cantata: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV 41

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Andreas Scholl (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

Accentus Chamber Choir

Limoges Baroque Ensemble

Christophe Coin

12.39am

George Pratt introduces dance

Organ Trio Sonata No 4 in Em, BWV 528

The King's Consort

Robert King

12.52am

Cantata: Die Himmel erzählen, BWV 76

Marjon Strijk (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Bas Ramselar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink

1.26am

Prelude and fugue in Am, BWV 895

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

1.29am

Prelude and fugue in A, BWV 896

Michele Barchi (harpsichord)

1.32am

Cantata: Schauet doch und sehet, BWV 46

Midori Suzuki (soprano)

Kai Wessel (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

1.51am

Prelude and fugue in Em, BWV 548

Karl Richter (Marcussen organ in Jaegersborg church, Copenhagen)

2.04am

Cantata: Ein ungefarbt Gemüte, BWV 24

Anna Reynolds (alto)

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter

2.22am

Partita in A, BWV 832

Angela Hewitt (piano)

2.31am

Chorale prelude: Woh soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 694

Wolfgang Rübsam (Marcussen organ in Freiburg Cathedral)

2.36am

Cantata: Erforsche mich, Gott, BWV 136

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus

Ton Koopman.

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner continue their survey of Bach's sacred cantatas with works for the first Sunday after Trinity, including some of his most intensely dramatic expressions of the Lutheran faith.

Cantata No 75: Die Elenden sollen essen

Ruth Ziesak (soprano)

Elisabeth von Magnus (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Cantata No.

20: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort

Wilke te Brummelstroete (alto)

Dietrich Henschel (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 39: Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot

Agnes Mellon (soprano)

Charels Brett (alto)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Sarah Walker

Featuring Cantata Nos 42 and 43, an Organ Trio and a specially recorded concert of Sonatas.

Cantata No 43: Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Catherine Patriasz (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

Organ Trio in G, BWV 1027a

Marie-Claire Alain (organ)

Plus a specially-recorded concert from The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London

Sonatas BWV 1027 in G, BWV 1028 in D and BWV 1029 in Gm

Toccata in F sharp m, BWV 910, for solo harpsichord

Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba)

Christian Rieger (harpsichord)

Cantata No 42: Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (conductor).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Lucie Skeaping

Featuring the Toccata and Fugue Celebration and St John Passion, from St John's Smith Square.

The Toccata and Fugue in Dm, BWV 565, is an iconic work, and yet there is much controversy about almost every aspect of the piece - including which instrument it was originally written for and who actually wrote it.

At 2.10pm, St John Passion, BWV 245, which Bach composed early in 1723 intending it for the Good Friday service at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.

Mark Padmore introduces this performance, in which he sings the demanding role of the Evangelist.

Toccata and Fugue in Dm for organ, BWV 565

Toccata in Am for solo violin

Passacaglia and Fugue in Cm for organ, BWV 582

Wayne Marshall (organ)

Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)

St John Passion, BWV 245

Evangelist....Mark Padmore

Christus....Paul Whelan

Gillian Keith (soprano)

James Bowman (alto)

Finnur Bjarnason (tenor)

Andrew Foster-Williams (baritone)

Polyphony, Academy of Ancient Music

Stephen Layton (conductor).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Sean is joined by Trevor Pinnock who plays harpsichord in two of the featured works.

French Suite No 5 in G, BWV 816

Partita No 2 in Cm, BWV 826

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

Cantata No 173: Erhohtes Fleisch und Blut

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Elisabeth von Magnus (alto)

Gerd Turk (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra

Ton Koopman (director)

Cantata No 175: Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen

Andreas Scholl (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

Christophe Coin (director)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Rob Cowan

A look ahead to the Toccata and Fugue celebration later in the day.

Toccata & Fugue in Dm, BWV 565

Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra

Cantata No 57: Selig ist der Mann

Elly Ameling (soprano)

Hermann Prey (bass)

Choir of the German Bach Solists

Westfälische Kantorei Herford

Deutsche Bachsolisten

Helmut Winschermann (conductor)

Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV 1051

Musica Antiqua Köln,

Reinhard Goebel (director)

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Contrapunctus 6

Herbert Tachezi (organ)

Cantata No 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden

Agnes Giebel (soprano)

Marga Höffgen (alto)

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch (tenor)

Thomanerchor Leipzig

Gewandhaus Orchestra

Kurt Thomas (conductor)

Sonata No 2 in Am, BWV 1003

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Cantata No 82: Ich habe genug

John Shirley-Quirk (bass)

Rachel Lord (oboe)

George Malcolm (harpsichord)

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Sir Neville Marriner

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue, BWV 564

Helmut Walcha (organ)

Cantata No 106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, (Actus Tragicus)

Hertha Töpper (contralto)

Ernst Haefliger (tenor)

Theo Adam (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

Ertöt uns durch dein Güte, from Cantata No 22 (arr Harriet Cohen)

Hubert Harry (piano).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Masaaki Suzuki introduces performances given by his Bach Collegium of Japan at the Bach Festival in Seoul, South Korea earlier this year.

Cantata No 140: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Cantata No 80: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

Cantata No 56: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen

Cantata No 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Sumihito Uesugi (alto)

Johannes Klüser (tenor)

Locky Chung (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

Preludes, BWV 939-943

Angela Hewitt (piano)

Chaconne (from Partita No 2 in Dm, BWV 1004), arr Helga Thoene

The Hilliard Ensemble

Christoph Poppen (violin)

English Suite No 6, BWV 811

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Martin Handley

Continuing Radio 3's Bach Christmas season.

From 7.00am

Prelude & Fugue in A, BWV 536

Simon Preston (Marcusson Organ, Tonbridge School Chapel, Tonbridge)

Cantata No 163: Nur jedem das Seine

Tobias Eiwanger (soprano)

Panito Iconomou (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Robert Holl (bass)

Tölz Boys' Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

Keyboard concerto in B flat, BWV 982

Michelle Barchi (harpsichord)

From 8.00am

Cantata No 165: O heilges Geist und Wasserbad

Aki Yanagisawa (soprano)

Akira Tachikawa (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Stephan Schreckenberger (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Keyboard Concerto in C (after Vivaldi), BWV 594

Marie-Claire Alain (Christian Müller Organ, Jakobijnerkerk, Leewarden, Netherlands)

Trio: Nun komm der heiden Heiland, BWV 660a

The Amsterdam Baroque Choir

Ton Koopman (Christian Müller Organ; Grote Kerk, Leeuwarden).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including Leipzig Cantatas from Bach's first annual cycle, plus a winning performance of The Goldberg Variations.

4.45am

Ton Koopman introduces his recording of

Prelude and fugue in Cm, BWV 546

Ton Koopman (Christian Muller organ of Waalse Church Amsterdam)

4.59am

Cantata: Warum betrübst du dich

Deborah York (soprano)

Ingborg Danz (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Choir and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

5.18am

Sonata for 2 violins and harpsichord, BWV 1037

The Rare Fruits Council

Manfredo Kraemer, Pablo Valetti (violin)

Balazs Mate (cello)

Dirk Boerner (harpsichord)

Alessandro de Marchi (organ)

5.31am

Cantata: Bringet dem Herrn, BWV 148

Midori Suzuki (soprano)

Robin Blaze (alto)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Chiyuki Urano (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

5.47am

14 canons on the first 8 notes of the ground of the Goldberg Variations, BWV 1087

Glen Wilson (harpsichord)

5.57am

Cantata: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 59

Peter Jelosits (soprano)

Ruud van der Meer (bass)

Tolz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Wien

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

6.09am

Gustav Leonhardt talks about the Goldberg Variations

6.11am

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

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20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including Leipzig Cantatas from Bach's first annual cycle, plus a winning performance of The Goldberg Variations.

2.51am

Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1039

Petri Alanko, Hann Juutilainen (flute)

Ansi Mattila (harpsichord)

Jukka Rautasalo (cello)

3.03am

Cantata: Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht, BWV 105

Miah Persson (soprano)

Robin Blaze (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

3.25am

Concerto for two harpsichords in C, BWV 1061

Ton Koopman, Tini Mathot (harpsichord)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Ton Koopman (director)

3.44am

Chorale: Wer nur den lieben Gott, BWV 434

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble

Robin Gritton

3.45am

Chorale prelude: Wer nur den lieben Gott, BWV 642

Helmut Walcha (Arp Schnitger organ in St Peter and Paul church, Cappel)

3.48am

Cantata: Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht, BWV 179

Magdalena Kozena (soprano)

William Towers (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Stephan Loges (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

4.04am

Concerto for oboe d'amore in D, after BWV 1053

Patrick Beaugirard (oboe d'amore)

Café Zimmerman

Pablo Valetti (violin/director)

4.22am

Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 250

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus

4.23am

Chorale prelude: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 1116

Ton Koopman (Hans Heinrich Bader organ in St Walburg's Church, Zutphen)

4.25am

Cantata: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69a

Wilhelm Weidl (soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Ruud van der Meer (bass)

Tolz Boy's Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including Leipzig Cantatas from Bach's first annual cycle, plus a winning performance of The Goldberg Variations.

12.01am

Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV 1048

Concerto Italiano

Rinaldo Alessandrini

12.12am

Cantata: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV 41

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Andreas Scholl (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

Accentus Chamber Choir

Limoges Baroque Ensemble

Christophe Coin

12.39am

George Pratt introduces dance

Organ Trio Sonata No 4 in Em, BWV 528

The King's Consort

Robert King

12.52am

Cantata: Die Himmel erzählen, BWV 76

Marjon Strijk (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Bas Ramselar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink

1.26am

Prelude and fugue in Am, BWV 895

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

1.29am

Prelude and fugue in A, BWV 896

Michele Barchi (harpsichord)

1.32am

Cantata: Schauet doch und sehet, BWV 46

Midori Suzuki (soprano)

Kai Wessel (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

1.51am

Prelude and fugue in Em, BWV 548

Karl Richter (Marcussen organ in Jaegersborg church, Copenhagen)

2.04am

Cantata: Ein ungefarbt Gemüte, BWV 24

Anna Reynolds (alto)

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter

2.22am

Partita in A, BWV 832

Angela Hewitt (piano)

2.31am

Chorale prelude: Woh soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 694

Wolfgang Rübsam (Marcussen organ in Freiburg Cathedral)

2.36am

Cantata: Erforsche mich, Gott, BWV 136

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus

Ton Koopman.

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner continue their survey of Bach's sacred cantatas with works for the first Sunday after Trinity, including some of his most intensely dramatic expressions of the Lutheran faith.

Cantata No 75: Die Elenden sollen essen

Ruth Ziesak (soprano)

Elisabeth von Magnus (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Cantata No.

20: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort

Wilke te Brummelstroete (alto)

Dietrich Henschel (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 39: Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot

Agnes Mellon (soprano)

Charels Brett (alto)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Sarah Walker

Featuring Cantata Nos 42 and 43, an Organ Trio and a specially recorded concert of Sonatas.

Cantata No 43: Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Catherine Patriasz (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

Organ Trio in G, BWV 1027a

Marie-Claire Alain (organ)

Plus a specially-recorded concert from The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London

Sonatas BWV 1027 in G, BWV 1028 in D and BWV 1029 in Gm

Toccata in F sharp m, BWV 910, for solo harpsichord

Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba)

Christian Rieger (harpsichord)

Cantata No 42: Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (conductor).

20051218

Sunday 18 Dec

Lucie Skeaping

Featuring the Toccata and Fugue Celebration and St John Passion, from St John's Smith Square.

The Toccata and Fugue in Dm, BWV 565, is an iconic work, and yet there is much controversy about almost every aspect of the piece - including which instrument it was originally written for and who actually wrote it.

At 2.10pm, St John Passion, BWV 245, which Bach composed early in 1723 intending it for the Good Friday service at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.

Mark Padmore introduces this performance, in which he sings the demanding role of the Evangelist.

Toccata and Fugue in Dm for organ, BWV 565

Toccata in Am for solo violin

Passacaglia and Fugue in Cm for organ, BWV 582

Wayne Marshall (organ)

Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)

St John Passion, BWV 245

Evangelist....Mark Padmore

Christus....Paul Whelan

Gillian Keith (soprano)

James Bowman (alto)

Finnur Bjarnason (tenor)

Andrew Foster-Williams (baritone)

Polyphony, Academy of Ancient Music

Stephen Layton (conductor).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Sean Rafferty

The guest is the keyboard-player, Andreas Staier.

Concerto in F, BWV 971, Italian Concerto

Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV 825

Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

Concerto in Cm, BWV 1060

David Reichenberg (oboe)

Simon Standage (violin)

English Concert

Trevor Pinnock (director)

Motet: Der geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV 226

BBC Singers

Peter McCarthy (violone)

Richard Pearce (organ continuo)

Stephen Cleobury (director)

Sonata for violin and continuo, BWV 1021, in G

Arthur Grumiaux (violin)

Philippe Mermoud (cello)

Christiane Jaccottet (harpsichord)

Concerto in G, BWV 977

Cyprien Katsaris (piano)

Emma Kirkby introduces her recording of

Cantata No 82a: Ich habe genug

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Gottfried von der Goltz (conductor)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Sandy Burnett

Featuring further cantatas.

Cantata No 25: Es ist nicht Gesundes an meinem Leibe

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Violin concerto in Am, BWV 1041

Itzhak Perlman (violin)

English Chamber Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Cantata No 190: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

Robin Blaze (alto)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Concerto for two harpsichords in Cm, BWV 1060

Raymond Leppard, Andrew Davis (harpsichord)

Raymond Leppard (conductor)

Cantata No 181: Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister

Elisabeth von Magnus (alto)

Partita in Fm, Christ, er du bist der helle Tag, BWV 766

Lionel Rogg (organ)

French Suite No 1 in Dm, BWV 812

Glenn Gould (piano)

Cantata No 58: Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

Nancy Argenta (soprano)

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken (director).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Including the winning recording of the Musical Offering from Radio 3's Building a Library; Emma Kirkby introduces Masaaki Suzuki's recording of Cantata No 119; the Canadian period instrument ensemble Tafelmusik play the first of Bach's popular Brandenburg Concertos; plus one of Bach's four Lutheran mass settings.

Musical Offering, BWV 1079

Gottfried von der Goltz (violin)

Karl Kaiser (flute)

Ekkehard Weber (viola da gamba)

Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

Cantata No 119: Preise, Jerusalem den Herrn

Yoshie Hida (soprano)

Kirsten Sollek-Avella (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Keyboard Concerto in Cm, BWV 981 (after Marcello Op 1, No 2)

Ivor Bolton (organ)

Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, BWV 1046

Tafelmusik

Jeanne Lamon (director)

Canonic Variations on Von Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 769

Ton Koopman (organ)

Mass in G, BWV 236

Agnès Mellon (soprano)

Gérard Lesne (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including more cantatas from Bach's first Leipzig cycle.

5.21am

Cantata No 166: Wo gehest du hin?

Robin Tyson (alto)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Stephen Varcoe (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

5.39am

Concerto in Dm, BWV 974 (after oboe concerto by Marcello)

Peter Watchorn (harpsichord)

5.50am

Chorales: Ich dank' dir, lieber Herre, BWV 347 & 348

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble

Nicol Matt

5.53am

Cantata No 37: Wer da glaubet und getauft wird

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Robin Blaze (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Stephan MacLeod (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

6.09am

Concerto in Cm for 2 harpsichords, BWV 1062

Robert Hill, Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

Cologne Chamber Orchestra

Helmut Muller-Bruhl (conductor)

6.24am

Cantata No 44: Sie werden euch in den Bann tun

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Catherine Patriasz (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

6.43am

Concerto for 2 violins in Dm, BWV 1043

Isaac Stern, Itzahk Perlman (violin)

New York Philharmonic

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

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20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including more cantatas from Bach's first Leipzig cycle.

3.52am

Prelude and fughetta in G, BWV 902

Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

4.02am

Prelude and fugue in G, BWV 884 (Well Tempered Clavier Bk 2)

Robert Levin (harpsichord)

4.06am

Cantata No 83: Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde

Robin Tyson (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

4.24am

Chorale prelude: Allein Gott in der Höhe, BWV 662

Marie Claire Alain (Marcussen organ of St Nicholas' church Kolding, Denmark)

4.32am

Chorale: Allein Gott in der Höhe, BWV 260

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble

Robin Gritton

4.33am

Chorale prelude: Allein Gott in der Höhe, BWV 663

4.40am

Cantata No 104: Du Hirte Israel, höre

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

5.00am

Trio on Allein Gott in der Höhe, BWV 664

5.05am

Andrew Manze introduces his recording of

Violin Sonata in Cm, BWV 1024

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Jaap ter Linden (cello).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including more cantatas from Bach's first Leipzig cycle.

2.34am

Cantata No 153: Schau, lieber Gott

Paul Esswood (alto)

Wynford Evans (tenor)

John Noble(bass)

London Bach Society Chorus and Baroque Orchestra

Paul Steinitz (conductor)

2.51am

Concerto in Gm, BWV 1058

Murray Perahia (piano)

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

3.05am

Chorale prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 618

Anton Heiler (Metzler organ in Netzal, Switzerland)

3.09am

Chorale prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 656

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Jesuit Church, Lucerne)

3.17am

Prelude & fugue in Em, BWV 900; Prelude & fugue in F, BWV 901; Prelude & fugue in G, BWV 902a

Robert Hill (lute/harpsichord)

3.26am

Chorale: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 401

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble

Nicol Matt

3.27am

Chorale prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 1085

Ton Kopman (Hans Heinrich Bader organ of St Walburg's church, Zutphen)

3.23am

Chorale prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 1095

Peter Hurford (Reil brothers organ of Augustinerkirche, Vienna)

3.32am

Chorale: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 417

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble

Robin Gritton

3.34am

Chorale Prelude: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658

Marie Claire Alain (Marcussen organ of St Nicholas' church Kolding, Denmark)

3.38am

Cantata No 73: Herr, wie du willt

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Catherine Patriasz (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including more cantatas from Bach's first Leipzig cycle.

12.00am

Cello Suite No 5 in Cm, BWV 1011

Ralph Kirschbaum (cello)

12.28am

Cantata No 109: Ich glaube, lieber Herr

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Jorg Dürmüller (tenor)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and choir

Ton Koopman (director)

12.50am

Fantasia and fugue in Cm, BWV 537

Daniel Chorzempa (historic organ by several builders in the Bovenkirk, Kampen, Holland)

1.01am

Gustav Leonhardt remembers the start of the first complete recorded Cantatas cycle

1.02am

Cantata No 89: Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim

Marcus Klein (soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Max von Egmond (bass)

Hannover Boys' choir

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

1.14am

Davitt Moroney introduces his recording of Allemande, BWV 819, Suite in E flat, BWV 819a

Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)

1.36am

Cantata No 60: Ewigkeit du Donnerwort

Robin Blaze (alto)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

1.51am

Concerto in F m, BWV 1056

Angela Hewitt (piano)

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Richard Tognetti (director/violin)

2.02am

Chorale: Jesu nun sei gepreiset, BWV 362

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble

Nicol Matt

2.04am

Cantata No 190: Singet dem Herrn

Helen Watts (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Niklaus Tuller (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Wurttemburg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

2.23am

Toccata in Gm, BWV 915

2.32am

Chorale Prelude: Ach Gott und Herr, BWV 714

Peter Hurford (Ronald Sharp organ in Knox Grammar School Chapel, Sydney).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Jonathan Swain

Tracing the Bach cantata on disc, from the earliest complete recording to today's competing cycles, and charts the shifts and continuities in instrumental style.

Cantata No 67: Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ

Dorothea Schröder (alto)

Hans Lißmann (tenor)

Günther Ramin (organ)

St Thomas' Choir

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Karl Straube (conductor)

Fantasia in G, BWV 572

Hanns Ander-Donath (organ)

Cantata No 105: Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht

Gunthild Weber (soprano)

Lore Fischer (alto)

Helmut Krebs (tenor)

Hermann Schey (bass)

Berlin Motettenchor

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Fritz Lehmann (conductor)

Cantata No 12: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

Hilde Rössl-Majdan (alto)

Anton Dermota (tenor)

Walter Berry (bass)

Vienna Chamber Choir

Vienna State Opera Chamber Orchestra

Mogens Wöldike (conductor)

Partita No 2 in Dm, BWV 1004

George Enescu (violin).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Fiona Talkington

Fiona presents recitals that feature Bach Collegiums from Japan and the Netherlands.

Organ Trio Sonata in Cm, BWV 526

Christopher Herrick (organ)

Cantata No 81: Jesus schlaft, was soll ich hoffen

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (conductor)

Plus a specially-recorded concert from Manchester

Spurious Fantasia in Gm, BWV 920; Fantasia & Fugue in Am, BWV 904; Aria Variata in Am, BWV 989; Capriccio in B flat, BWV 992; Capriccio in E, BWV 993

Gary Cooper (harpsichord)

Cantata No 77: Du sollst Gott, deinen Herren, lieben

Yoshie Hida (soprano)

Kirsten Sollek-Avella (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald and John Eliot Gardiner introduce cantatas for the 16th Sunday of Trinity; and also explore what we know about the singers and instrumentalists who performed them in Bach's own time.

Cantata No 27: Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende?

Katherine Fuge (soprano)

Robin Tyson (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Thomas Guthrie (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 8: Liebster, Gott, wann werd' ich sterben?

Friederike Sailer (soprano)

Claudia Hellmann (alto)

Helmut Krebs (tenor)

Erich Wenk (bass)

Heinrich Schütz Chorale of Heilbronn

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Fritz Werner (conductor)

Cantata No 161: Komm, du süsse Todesstunde

Sabine Kirchner (alto)

Theophil Meier (tenor)

Mannheim Bach Orchestra and Choir

Heinz Markus Göttsche (conductor)

Cantata 95: Christus, der ist mein Leben

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Catherine Bott

Catherine Bott talks to Angela Hewitt about her performance of Book One of the Well-tempered Clavier, BWV 846 - 869, recorded at the Wigmore Hall in November.

3.25 pm

During his years in Leipzig, Bach directed the Collegium Musicum, which gave regular instrumental concerts in Zimmermann's Coffee House.

Catherine Bott, with the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra (director Laurence Cummings) visit the Troubadour coffee house in Earls Court to play the A m Violin Concerto (with Kati Debretzeni) and the Coffee Cantata, with Pippa Goss (soprano) Matthew Beale (tenor) and Alex Ashworth (bass)

3.45 pm

Cantata No.

205: Der zufriedengestellte Aolus

Orchestra and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Mieke van der Sluis (soprano)

René Jacobs (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

David Thomas (bass)

Gustav Leonhardt (director).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Sean Rafferty

The guest is the keyboard-player, Andreas Staier.

Concerto in F, BWV 971, Italian Concerto

Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV 825

Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

Concerto in Cm, BWV 1060

David Reichenberg (oboe)

Simon Standage (violin)

English Concert

Trevor Pinnock (director)

Motet: Der geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV 226

BBC Singers

Peter McCarthy (violone)

Richard Pearce (organ continuo)

Stephen Cleobury (director)

Sonata for violin and continuo, BWV 1021, in G

Arthur Grumiaux (violin)

Philippe Mermoud (cello)

Christiane Jaccottet (harpsichord)

Concerto in G, BWV 977

Cyprien Katsaris (piano)

Emma Kirkby introduces her recording of

Cantata No 82a: Ich habe genug

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Gottfried von der Goltz (conductor)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Sandy Burnett

Featuring further cantatas.

Cantata No 25: Es ist nicht Gesundes an meinem Leibe

Lisa Larsson (soprano)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Violin concerto in Am, BWV 1041

Itzhak Perlman (violin)

English Chamber Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Cantata No 190: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

Robin Blaze (alto)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Concerto for two harpsichords in Cm, BWV 1060

Raymond Leppard, Andrew Davis (harpsichord)

Raymond Leppard (conductor)

Cantata No 181: Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister

Elisabeth von Magnus (alto)

Partita in Fm, Christ, er du bist der helle Tag, BWV 766

Lionel Rogg (organ)

French Suite No 1 in Dm, BWV 812

Glenn Gould (piano)

Cantata No 58: Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

Nancy Argenta (soprano)

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken (director).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Including the winning recording of the Musical Offering from Radio 3's Building a Library; Emma Kirkby introduces Masaaki Suzuki's recording of Cantata No 119; the Canadian period instrument ensemble Tafelmusik play the first of Bach's popular Brandenburg Concertos; plus one of Bach's four Lutheran mass settings.

Musical Offering, BWV 1079

Gottfried von der Goltz (violin)

Karl Kaiser (flute)

Ekkehard Weber (viola da gamba)

Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

Cantata No 119: Preise, Jerusalem den Herrn

Yoshie Hida (soprano)

Kirsten Sollek-Avella (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Keyboard Concerto in Cm, BWV 981 (after Marcello Op 1, No 2)

Ivor Bolton (organ)

Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, BWV 1046

Tafelmusik

Jeanne Lamon (director)

Canonic Variations on Von Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 769

Ton Koopman (organ)

Mass in G, BWV 236

Agnès Mellon (soprano)

Gérard Lesne (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including more cantatas from Bach's first Leipzig cycle.

5.21am

Cantata No 166: Wo gehest du hin?

Robin Tyson (alto)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Stephen Varcoe (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

5.39am

Concerto in Dm, BWV 974 (after oboe concerto by Marcello)

Peter Watchorn (harpsichord)

5.50am

Chorales: Ich dank' dir, lieber Herre, BWV 347 & 348

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble

Nicol Matt

5.53am

Cantata No 37: Wer da glaubet und getauft wird

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Robin Blaze (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Stephan MacLeod (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

6.09am

Concerto in Cm for 2 harpsichords, BWV 1062

Robert Hill, Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

Cologne Chamber Orchestra

Helmut Muller-Bruhl (conductor)

6.24am

Cantata No 44: Sie werden euch in den Bann tun

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Catherine Patriasz (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

6.43am

Concerto for 2 violins in Dm, BWV 1043

Isaac Stern, Itzahk Perlman (violin)

New York Philharmonic

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

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20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including more cantatas from Bach's first Leipzig cycle.

3.52am

Prelude and fughetta in G, BWV 902

Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

4.02am

Prelude and fugue in G, BWV 884 (Well Tempered Clavier Bk 2)

Robert Levin (harpsichord)

4.06am

Cantata No 83: Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde

Robin Tyson (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

4.24am

Chorale prelude: Allein Gott in der Höhe, BWV 662

Marie Claire Alain (Marcussen organ of St Nicholas' church Kolding, Denmark)

4.32am

Chorale: Allein Gott in der Höhe, BWV 260

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble

Robin Gritton

4.33am

Chorale prelude: Allein Gott in der Höhe, BWV 663

4.40am

Cantata No 104: Du Hirte Israel, höre

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

5.00am

Trio on Allein Gott in der Höhe, BWV 664

5.05am

Andrew Manze introduces his recording of

Violin Sonata in Cm, BWV 1024

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Jaap ter Linden (cello).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including more cantatas from Bach's first Leipzig cycle.

2.34am

Cantata No 153: Schau, lieber Gott

Paul Esswood (alto)

Wynford Evans (tenor)

John Noble(bass)

London Bach Society Chorus and Baroque Orchestra

Paul Steinitz (conductor)

2.51am

Concerto in Gm, BWV 1058

Murray Perahia (piano)

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

3.05am

Chorale prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 618

Anton Heiler (Metzler organ in Netzal, Switzerland)

3.09am

Chorale prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 656

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Jesuit Church, Lucerne)

3.17am

Prelude & fugue in Em, BWV 900; Prelude & fugue in F, BWV 901; Prelude & fugue in G, BWV 902a

Robert Hill (lute/harpsichord)

3.26am

Chorale: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 401

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble

Nicol Matt

3.27am

Chorale prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 1085

Ton Kopman (Hans Heinrich Bader organ of St Walburg's church, Zutphen)

3.23am

Chorale prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 1095

Peter Hurford (Reil brothers organ of Augustinerkirche, Vienna)

3.32am

Chorale: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 417

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble

Robin Gritton

3.34am

Chorale Prelude: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658

Marie Claire Alain (Marcussen organ of St Nicholas' church Kolding, Denmark)

3.38am

Cantata No 73: Herr, wie du willt

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Catherine Patriasz (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including more cantatas from Bach's first Leipzig cycle.

12.00am

Cello Suite No 5 in Cm, BWV 1011

Ralph Kirschbaum (cello)

12.28am

Cantata No 109: Ich glaube, lieber Herr

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Jorg Dürmüller (tenor)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and choir

Ton Koopman (director)

12.50am

Fantasia and fugue in Cm, BWV 537

Daniel Chorzempa (historic organ by several builders in the Bovenkirk, Kampen, Holland)

1.01am

Gustav Leonhardt remembers the start of the first complete recorded Cantatas cycle

1.02am

Cantata No 89: Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim

Marcus Klein (soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Max von Egmond (bass)

Hannover Boys' choir

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

1.14am

Davitt Moroney introduces his recording of Allemande, BWV 819, Suite in E flat, BWV 819a

Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)

1.36am

Cantata No 60: Ewigkeit du Donnerwort

Robin Blaze (alto)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

1.51am

Concerto in F m, BWV 1056

Angela Hewitt (piano)

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Richard Tognetti (director/violin)

2.02am

Chorale: Jesu nun sei gepreiset, BWV 362

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble

Nicol Matt

2.04am

Cantata No 190: Singet dem Herrn

Helen Watts (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Niklaus Tuller (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Wurttemburg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

2.23am

Toccata in Gm, BWV 915

2.32am

Chorale Prelude: Ach Gott und Herr, BWV 714

Peter Hurford (Ronald Sharp organ in Knox Grammar School Chapel, Sydney).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Jonathan Swain

Tracing the Bach cantata on disc, from the earliest complete recording to today's competing cycles, and charts the shifts and continuities in instrumental style.

Cantata No 67: Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ

Dorothea Schröder (alto)

Hans Lißmann (tenor)

Günther Ramin (organ)

St Thomas' Choir

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Karl Straube (conductor)

Fantasia in G, BWV 572

Hanns Ander-Donath (organ)

Cantata No 105: Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht

Gunthild Weber (soprano)

Lore Fischer (alto)

Helmut Krebs (tenor)

Hermann Schey (bass)

Berlin Motettenchor

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Fritz Lehmann (conductor)

Cantata No 12: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

Hilde Rössl-Majdan (alto)

Anton Dermota (tenor)

Walter Berry (bass)

Vienna Chamber Choir

Vienna State Opera Chamber Orchestra

Mogens Wöldike (conductor)

Partita No 2 in Dm, BWV 1004

George Enescu (violin).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Fiona Talkington

Fiona presents recitals that feature Bach Collegiums from Japan and the Netherlands.

Organ Trio Sonata in Cm, BWV 526

Christopher Herrick (organ)

Cantata No 81: Jesus schlaft, was soll ich hoffen

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (conductor)

Plus a specially-recorded concert from Manchester

Spurious Fantasia in Gm, BWV 920; Fantasia & Fugue in Am, BWV 904; Aria Variata in Am, BWV 989; Capriccio in B flat, BWV 992; Capriccio in E, BWV 993

Gary Cooper (harpsichord)

Cantata No 77: Du sollst Gott, deinen Herren, lieben

Yoshie Hida (soprano)

Kirsten Sollek-Avella (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director).

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald and John Eliot Gardiner introduce cantatas for the 16th Sunday of Trinity; and also explore what we know about the singers and instrumentalists who performed them in Bach's own time.

Cantata No 27: Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende?

Katherine Fuge (soprano)

Robin Tyson (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Thomas Guthrie (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 8: Liebster, Gott, wann werd' ich sterben?

Friederike Sailer (soprano)

Claudia Hellmann (alto)

Helmut Krebs (tenor)

Erich Wenk (bass)

Heinrich Schütz Chorale of Heilbronn

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Fritz Werner (conductor)

Cantata No 161: Komm, du süsse Todesstunde

Sabine Kirchner (alto)

Theophil Meier (tenor)

Mannheim Bach Orchestra and Choir

Heinz Markus Göttsche (conductor)

Cantata 95: Christus, der ist mein Leben

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

20051219

Monday 19 Dec

Catherine Bott

Catherine Bott talks to Angela Hewitt about her performance of Book One of the Well-tempered Clavier, BWV 846 - 869, recorded at the Wigmore Hall in November.

3.25 pm

During his years in Leipzig, Bach directed the Collegium Musicum, which gave regular instrumental concerts in Zimmermann's Coffee House.

Catherine Bott, with the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra (director Laurence Cummings) visit the Troubadour coffee house in Earls Court to play the A m Violin Concerto (with Kati Debretzeni) and the Coffee Cantata, with Pippa Goss (soprano) Matthew Beale (tenor) and Alex Ashworth (bass)

3.45 pm

Cantata No.

205: Der zufriedengestellte Aolus

Orchestra and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Mieke van der Sluis (soprano)

René Jacobs (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

David Thomas (bass)

Gustav Leonhardt (director).

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Sean Rafferty

The guest is French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, who plays movements from two Bach Cello Suites.

Cantata No 176: Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding

Johannette Zomer (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

Concerto in Dm for harpsichord & oboe, BWV 1059

Frank de Bruine (oboe)

Melante Amsterdam

Bob van Asperen (director/harpsichord)

Cantata No 85: Ich bin ein guter Hirt

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Andreas Scholl (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

Concerto Vocale de Leipzig

Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

Christophe Coin (director)

Sonata in G, BWV 1038

Barthold Kuijken (flute)

Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)

Wieland Kuijken (cello)

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Sandy Burnett

Featuring further Cantatas.

Cantata No 86: Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch

Sibylla Rubens (soprano)

Bernhard Landauer (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Cantata No 98: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor)

Julian Podger (tenor)

Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

Monterverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Concerto for three harpsichords in Dm, BWV 1063

Gustav Leonhardt, Anneke Uittenbosch, Alan Curtis (harpsichord)

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

Cantata No 84: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke

Nancy Argenta (soprano)

Paul Goodwin (oboe)

Ensemble Sonnerie

Monica Huggett (director)

English Suite No 1 in A, BWV 806

Murray Perahia (piano).

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

A concert from Cadogan Hall, London, featuring a selection of Bach's Christmas cantatas, and a recently discovered Birthday Ode for Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar, written in 1713.

Plus Bach's joyful setting of the Magnificat.

Cantata No 40: Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes

Cantata No 151: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt

Cantata No 110: Unser Mund sei voll Lachens

Aria: Alles mit Gott, und nichts ohn' Ihn, BWV 1127

Magnificat in D, BWV 243, with Christmas interpolations: Von Himmel hoch; Freut euch und jubiliert; Gloria in excelsis; Virga Jesse floruit

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Trio Sonata in C, BWV 530

Palladian Ensemble

Concerto for 2 keyboards in Cm, BWV 1062

Christophe Rousset, Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)

Academy of Ancient Music.

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including secular cantatas and secular cantatas 'made sacred', interwoven with Part III of the Clavier-Übung.

4.44am

Chorale preludes: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 416

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble Nicol Matt

Chorale preludes: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 682 & 683

Wolfgang Stockmeier (Kreienbrink Organ of St John's Church, Osnabruck)

4.53am

Cantata No 30a: Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich

Christiane Oelze (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Marcus Ullman (tenor)

Andreas Schmidt (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart/ Helmuth Rilling

5.28am

Chorale: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 280

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble/Robin Gritton

Chorale prelude: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684

Alena Vesela (organ in Dvorák Hall of House of Artists, Prague)

Chorale prelude: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 685

Zuzana Ruzickova (harpsichord)

5.35am

Chorale preludes: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 686 & 687

Hans Fagius (reconstructed Wahlberg organ in Fredrikskyrkan, Karlskrona, Sweden)

5.48am

Cantata No 66: Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen

Heidi Riess (soprano)

Eberhard Buchner (tenor)

Siegfried Lorenz (bass)

Thomanerchor Leipzig

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Hans-Joachim Rotsch (conductor)

6.20am

Chorale: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 363

Chorale prelude: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 688

Fuga super Jesus Christus unser Heiland, BWV 689

Christopher Herrick (Metzler Organ of Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland)

6.29am

Cantata No 207a: Auf, schmetternde Töne

Ruth Ziesak (soprano)

Michael Chance (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Stuttgart Chamber Choir

Concerto Köln/ Frieder Bernius

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20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including secular cantatas and secular cantatas 'made sacred', interwoven with Part III of the Clavier-Übung.

2.25am

Cantata No 112: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Nico van der Meel (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (conductor)

2.39am

Chorale: Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 298; Chorale prelude: Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 678

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Fughetta super Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 679

Masaaki Suzuki (Marc Garnier organ of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music)

2.47am

Cantata No 194: Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest

Jennifer Smith (soprano)

Michael Goldthorpe (tenor)

John Noble (bass)

London Bach Society Chorus

Steinitz Bach Players

Paul Steinitz (conductor)

3.29am

Chorale: Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 437; Chorale prelude: Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 680

Fughetta super Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 681

Simon Preston (Wagner organ, Nidaros Church, Trondheim)

3.36am

Cantata No 36c: Schwingt freudig euch empor

Dorothea Röschman (soprano)

Axel Köhler (alto)

Christoph Genz (tenor)

Hans-Georg Wimmer (bass)

Musica Antiqua Köln

Reinhard Goebel (director)

3.59am

Duetto in Em, BWV 802

Andras Schiff (piano)

4.02am

Duetto in F, BWV 803

Angela Hewitt (piano)

4.04am

Duetto in G, BWV 804

Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

4.08am

Duetto in Am, BWV 805

Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)

4.13am

Cantata No 36: Schwingt freudig euch empor

Sybilla Ruebens (soprano)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent/ Philippe Herreweghe.

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including secular cantatas and secular cantatas 'made sacred', interwoven with Part III of the Clavier-Übung.

12.01am

Prelude & Fugue in E flat (St Anne), BWV 552

Ralph Downes (Harrison and Harrison organ at RFH London)

12.18am

Cantata No 215: Preise dein Glucke, gesegnetes

Monika Frimmer (soprano)

John Elwes (tenor)

David Wilson-Johnson (bass)

Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

12.52am

Chorales: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 371

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

12.53am

Chorale preludes: BWV 669-671

Andre Isoir (Joseph Gabler organ in the Basilica, Weingarten)

1.08am

Cantata No 184, Erwünschtes Freudenlicht

Elisabeth von Magnum (soprano)

Gerd Turk (tenor)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus

Ton Koopman (director)

1.29am

Wynton Marsalis introduces

Chorales BWV 275, 327, 367, 377, 379 and 257

Gächinger Kantorei, ensemble,

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

1.38am

Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 672; Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 673

Quartetto Italiano di Viole da Gamba

Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674

Helmut Walcha (Arp Schnitger organ of St Peter and Paul Church, Cappel)

1.43am

Cantata No 204: Ich bin in mir vergnügt

Dorothea Roschman (soprano)

Les Violons du Roi

Bernard Labadie (director)

2.14am

Chorale: Allein Gott in die Höhe sei Ehr', BWV 260

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble

Robin Gritton

2.15am

Chorale preludes: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr', BWV 675 & 676

Fughetta super Allein Gott, BWV 677

Lionel Rogg (Silberman organ in Arlesheim).

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Jonathan Swain

Jonathan hosts a CD Masters special.

Suite No 4 in D, BWV 1069

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Serge Koussevitzky (conductor)

Cantata No 199: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Thurston Dart (conductor)

Cantata No 158: Der Friede sei mit dir

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Michel Schwalbé (violin)

St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Karl Forster (conductor)

The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II

Prelude & Fugue No 13 in F sharp, BWV 882

Samuel Feinberg (piano)

Prelude & Fugue No 18 in G sharp m, BWV 887

Maria Yudina (piano)

Cantata No 35: Geist und Seele wird verwirret

Maureen Forrester (alto)

Herbert Tachezi (organ)

Vienna Radio Orchestra

Hermann Scherchen (conductor)

Partita No 3 in Am, BWV 827

Marcelle Meyer (piano).

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Fiona Talkington

Featuring a concert recorded at The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London, featuring some of Bach's flute sonatas.

Flute Sonata in Em, BWV 1034

Toccata in Em, BWV 914

Flute Sonata in A, BWV 1032

Partita for unaccompanied flute in Am, BWV 1013

Flute Sonata in E, BWV 1035

Jed Wentz (flute)

Musica ad Rhenum

Prelude No 1 in C

Pastorale in Cm

Brandenburg Concerto No 5

Jacques Loussier Trio.

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Donald Macleod

Donald and John Eliot Gardiner introduce sacred cantatas for Trinity and Reformation Sunday, and also explore how Bach assembled the texts in collaboration with the theologians of his age.

Cantata No 48: Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen

William Towers (counter tenor)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 5: Wo soll ich fliehen hin

Susanne Rydén (soprano)

Pascal Bertin (counter tenor)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Cantata No 90: Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Jörg Dürmüller (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Cantata No 79: Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Peter Harvey (bass)

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Catherine Bott

Including a concert from St John's, Smith Square in London, featuring two of Bach's Lutheran Masses.

At 2.50pm, Catherine Bott and pianist David Owen Norris join A-level and GCSE students at All Saints' RC School in York to find out how we can still learn from Bach pieces written for use in teaching.

In fact, Bach compiled special books of teaching pieces for his eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann and his second wife Anna Magdalena.

Mass in Gm, BWV 235; Cantata No 78: Jesu der du meine Seele; Mass in A, BWV 234

Sibylla Rubens (soprano)

Andreas Scholl (counter tenor)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale, Ghent Orchestra

Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 700 & 701

Marie-Claire Alain (organ)

Violin Concerto in Gm, BWV 1056

Europa Galante

Fabio Biondi (violin/director)

Easter Oratorio (Lobet Gott), BWV 249

Emily van Evera (soprano)

Caroline Trevor (alto)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Taverner Consort and Players

Andrew Parrott (conductor).

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Sean Rafferty

The guest is French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, who plays movements from two Bach Cello Suites.

Cantata No 176: Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding

Johannette Zomer (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

Concerto in Dm for harpsichord & oboe, BWV 1059

Frank de Bruine (oboe)

Melante Amsterdam

Bob van Asperen (director/harpsichord)

Cantata No 85: Ich bin ein guter Hirt

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Andreas Scholl (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

Concerto Vocale de Leipzig

Ensemble Baroque de Limoges

Christophe Coin (director)

Sonata in G, BWV 1038

Barthold Kuijken (flute)

Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)

Wieland Kuijken (cello)

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Sandy Burnett

Featuring further Cantatas.

Cantata No 86: Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch

Sibylla Rubens (soprano)

Bernhard Landauer (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Cantata No 98: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor)

Julian Podger (tenor)

Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

Monterverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Concerto for three harpsichords in Dm, BWV 1063

Gustav Leonhardt, Anneke Uittenbosch, Alan Curtis (harpsichord)

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

Cantata No 84: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke

Nancy Argenta (soprano)

Paul Goodwin (oboe)

Ensemble Sonnerie

Monica Huggett (director)

English Suite No 1 in A, BWV 806

Murray Perahia (piano).

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

A concert from Cadogan Hall, London, featuring a selection of Bach's Christmas cantatas, and a recently discovered Birthday Ode for Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar, written in 1713.

Plus Bach's joyful setting of the Magnificat.

Cantata No 40: Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes

Cantata No 151: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt

Cantata No 110: Unser Mund sei voll Lachens

Aria: Alles mit Gott, und nichts ohn' Ihn, BWV 1127

Magnificat in D, BWV 243, with Christmas interpolations: Von Himmel hoch; Freut euch und jubiliert; Gloria in excelsis; Virga Jesse floruit

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Trio Sonata in C, BWV 530

Palladian Ensemble

Concerto for 2 keyboards in Cm, BWV 1062

Christophe Rousset, Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)

Academy of Ancient Music.

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including secular cantatas and secular cantatas 'made sacred', interwoven with Part III of the Clavier-Übung.

4.44am

Chorale preludes: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 416

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble Nicol Matt

Chorale preludes: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 682 & 683

Wolfgang Stockmeier (Kreienbrink Organ of St John's Church, Osnabruck)

4.53am

Cantata No 30a: Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich

Christiane Oelze (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Marcus Ullman (tenor)

Andreas Schmidt (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart/ Helmuth Rilling

5.28am

Chorale: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 280

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble/Robin Gritton

Chorale prelude: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684

Alena Vesela (organ in Dvorák Hall of House of Artists, Prague)

Chorale prelude: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 685

Zuzana Ruzickova (harpsichord)

5.35am

Chorale preludes: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 686 & 687

Hans Fagius (reconstructed Wahlberg organ in Fredrikskyrkan, Karlskrona, Sweden)

5.48am

Cantata No 66: Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen

Heidi Riess (soprano)

Eberhard Buchner (tenor)

Siegfried Lorenz (bass)

Thomanerchor Leipzig

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Hans-Joachim Rotsch (conductor)

6.20am

Chorale: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 363

Chorale prelude: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 688

Fuga super Jesus Christus unser Heiland, BWV 689

Christopher Herrick (Metzler Organ of Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland)

6.29am

Cantata No 207a: Auf, schmetternde Töne

Ruth Ziesak (soprano)

Michael Chance (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Stuttgart Chamber Choir

Concerto Köln/ Frieder Bernius

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20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including secular cantatas and secular cantatas 'made sacred', interwoven with Part III of the Clavier-Übung.

2.25am

Cantata No 112: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Nico van der Meel (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (conductor)

2.39am

Chorale: Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 298; Chorale prelude: Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 678

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Fughetta super Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 679

Masaaki Suzuki (Marc Garnier organ of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music)

2.47am

Cantata No 194: Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest

Jennifer Smith (soprano)

Michael Goldthorpe (tenor)

John Noble (bass)

London Bach Society Chorus

Steinitz Bach Players

Paul Steinitz (conductor)

3.29am

Chorale: Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 437; Chorale prelude: Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 680

Fughetta super Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 681

Simon Preston (Wagner organ, Nidaros Church, Trondheim)

3.36am

Cantata No 36c: Schwingt freudig euch empor

Dorothea Röschman (soprano)

Axel Köhler (alto)

Christoph Genz (tenor)

Hans-Georg Wimmer (bass)

Musica Antiqua Köln

Reinhard Goebel (director)

3.59am

Duetto in Em, BWV 802

Andras Schiff (piano)

4.02am

Duetto in F, BWV 803

Angela Hewitt (piano)

4.04am

Duetto in G, BWV 804

Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

4.08am

Duetto in Am, BWV 805

Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)

4.13am

Cantata No 36: Schwingt freudig euch empor

Sybilla Ruebens (soprano)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent/ Philippe Herreweghe.

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including secular cantatas and secular cantatas 'made sacred', interwoven with Part III of the Clavier-Übung.

12.01am

Prelude & Fugue in E flat (St Anne), BWV 552

Ralph Downes (Harrison and Harrison organ at RFH London)

12.18am

Cantata No 215: Preise dein Glucke, gesegnetes

Monika Frimmer (soprano)

John Elwes (tenor)

David Wilson-Johnson (bass)

Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

12.52am

Chorales: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 371

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

12.53am

Chorale preludes: BWV 669-671

Andre Isoir (Joseph Gabler organ in the Basilica, Weingarten)

1.08am

Cantata No 184, Erwünschtes Freudenlicht

Elisabeth von Magnum (soprano)

Gerd Turk (tenor)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus

Ton Koopman (director)

1.29am

Wynton Marsalis introduces

Chorales BWV 275, 327, 367, 377, 379 and 257

Gächinger Kantorei, ensemble,

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

1.38am

Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 672; Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 673

Quartetto Italiano di Viole da Gamba

Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674

Helmut Walcha (Arp Schnitger organ of St Peter and Paul Church, Cappel)

1.43am

Cantata No 204: Ich bin in mir vergnügt

Dorothea Roschman (soprano)

Les Violons du Roi

Bernard Labadie (director)

2.14am

Chorale: Allein Gott in die Höhe sei Ehr', BWV 260

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble

Robin Gritton

2.15am

Chorale preludes: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr', BWV 675 & 676

Fughetta super Allein Gott, BWV 677

Lionel Rogg (Silberman organ in Arlesheim).

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Jonathan Swain

Jonathan hosts a CD Masters special.

Suite No 4 in D, BWV 1069

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Serge Koussevitzky (conductor)

Cantata No 199: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Thurston Dart (conductor)

Cantata No 158: Der Friede sei mit dir

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Michel Schwalbé (violin)

St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Karl Forster (conductor)

The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II

Prelude & Fugue No 13 in F sharp, BWV 882

Samuel Feinberg (piano)

Prelude & Fugue No 18 in G sharp m, BWV 887

Maria Yudina (piano)

Cantata No 35: Geist und Seele wird verwirret

Maureen Forrester (alto)

Herbert Tachezi (organ)

Vienna Radio Orchestra

Hermann Scherchen (conductor)

Partita No 3 in Am, BWV 827

Marcelle Meyer (piano).

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Fiona Talkington

Featuring a concert recorded at The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London, featuring some of Bach's flute sonatas.

Flute Sonata in Em, BWV 1034

Toccata in Em, BWV 914

Flute Sonata in A, BWV 1032

Partita for unaccompanied flute in Am, BWV 1013

Flute Sonata in E, BWV 1035

Jed Wentz (flute)

Musica ad Rhenum

Prelude No 1 in C

Pastorale in Cm

Brandenburg Concerto No 5

Jacques Loussier Trio.

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Donald Macleod

Donald and John Eliot Gardiner introduce sacred cantatas for Trinity and Reformation Sunday, and also explore how Bach assembled the texts in collaboration with the theologians of his age.

Cantata No 48: Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen

William Towers (counter tenor)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 5: Wo soll ich fliehen hin

Susanne Rydén (soprano)

Pascal Bertin (counter tenor)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Cantata No 90: Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Jörg Dürmüller (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Cantata No 79: Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Peter Harvey (bass)

20051220

Tuesday 20 Dec

Catherine Bott

Including a concert from St John's, Smith Square in London, featuring two of Bach's Lutheran Masses.

At 2.50pm, Catherine Bott and pianist David Owen Norris join A-level and GCSE students at All Saints' RC School in York to find out how we can still learn from Bach pieces written for use in teaching.

In fact, Bach compiled special books of teaching pieces for his eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann and his second wife Anna Magdalena.

Mass in Gm, BWV 235; Cantata No 78: Jesu der du meine Seele; Mass in A, BWV 234

Sibylla Rubens (soprano)

Andreas Scholl (counter tenor)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale, Ghent Orchestra

Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 700 & 701

Marie-Claire Alain (organ)

Violin Concerto in Gm, BWV 1056

Europa Galante

Fabio Biondi (violin/director)

Easter Oratorio (Lobet Gott), BWV 249

Emily van Evera (soprano)

Caroline Trevor (alto)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Taverner Consort and Players

Andrew Parrott (conductor).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty plays Bach's Triple Concerto in Am, Cantata No 11 and French Suite No 4 in E flat.

His guest is the conductor Andrew Parrott.

Triple Concerto in Am, BWV 1044

Christoph Krueger (flute)

Daniel Stepner (violin)

John Gibbons (harpsichord)

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Andrew Parrott (conductor)

Cantata No 11: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen

Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb (soprano)

Margaret Cable (alto)

Wilfried Jochens (tenor)

Stephen Charlesworth (bass)

Taverner Players

French Suite No 4 in E flat, BWV 815

Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Sandy Burnett

Sandy Burnett plays a selection of Bach compositions, including Cantata No 69 and extracts from the Brandenburg Concerto and the French Suite.

Cantata No 69: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Nico van der Meel (tenor)

Holland Boys Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (director)

Sonata in C, BWV 1033

Wilbert Hazelzet (flute)

Jaques Ogg (harpsichord)

Jaap ter Linden (cello)

Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV 1049

Musica Antiqua Köln

Reinhard Goebel (director/violin)

French Suite No 2 in Cm, BWV 813

Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)

Sonata for violin and harpsichord in E, BWV 1016

Catherine Mackintosh (violin)

Maggie Cole (harpsichord)

Cantata No 92: Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn

Deborah York (soprano)

Franziska Gottwald (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Bach's solo cello suites are the gold standard against which other works in this medium are judged.

Petroc Trelawny presents three different artists playing three of these suites and talks to cellist Yo Yo Ma about them.

The programme also includes a Bach flute sonata and Helmut Walcha playing the organ of St Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, in a recording from 1956.

Prelude, Cello suite in G, BWV 1007

Pablo Casals (cello)

Cello Suite No 3 in C, BWV 1009

Pierre Fournier (cello)

Cantata No 108: Es ist euch gut

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Ruud van der Meer (bass)

Tölz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547

Helmut Walcha (organ)

Cello Suite No 5 in Cm, BWV 1011

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Flute Sonata in E flat, BWV 1031

Stephen Preston (flute)

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

Jordi Savall (viola da gamba)

Cantata No 74: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein

Deborah York (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Jörg Dürmüller (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Cello Suite No 6 in D, BWV 1012

Anner Bylsma (cello).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer plays a selection of music by Bach.

00.00am

Orchestral Suite No 2 in Bm, BWV 1067

William Bennett (flute)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Neville Marriner (conductor)

00.21am

Cantata No 2: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein

Johanette Zomer (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Jan Kobow (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

00.38am

George Pratt introduces

Trio Sonata E flat, BWV 525 (arr Boothby)

Purcell Quartet

00.53am

Cantata No 10: Meine Seel erhebt den Herren

Sally Le Sage (soprano)

Shirley Minty (alto)

Nigel Rogers (tenor)

Neil Howlett (bass)

London Bach Society Chorus

English Chamber Orchestra

Paul Steinitz (conductor)

01.17am

Fugue in Gm, BWV 131a

Andre Isoir (Grenzing organ of Abbey of St Cyprien, Perigord)

01.20am

Cantata No 93: Wer nur den lieben Gott

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Matthew White (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Louise Fryer

A selection of music by Bach.

5.06am

Trio in Gm, BWV 584

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland)

5.09am

Chorale: Ach lieben Christen seid getrost, BWV 256

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble, Robin Gritton

5.10am

Cantata No 114: Ach, lieben Christen

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Daniel Taylor (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

5.35am

Concerto in C for 3 harpsichords, BWV 1064

Kenneth Gilbert, Trevor Pinnock, Lars Ulrich Mortensen (harpsichords)

English Concert

Trevor Pinnock (director)

5.52am

Chorale preludes and fughetta: Allein Gott in die Höh sei Ehr, BWV 715 - 717

Marie-Claire Alain (Silberman organ, Rötha)

5.59am

Ton Koopman introduces his recording of Cantata No 206: Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde

Sybilla Rubens, Anne Grimm (soprano)

Elizabeth von Magnus (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

6.41am

Partita in B flat, BWV 825

Dinu Lipatti (piano)

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20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Louise Fryer

A selection of music by Bach.

4.27am

Chorale: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 261

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble/ Robin Gritton

Chorale prelude: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1100

Peter Hurford (Vienna Bach organ in Augustiner Kirche Vienna)

4.31am

Cantata No 33: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ

Helen Watts (alto)

Frieder Lang (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

4.52am

Concerto in E flat, BWV 597

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland)

4.59am

Chorales, BWV 425 -7

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble

Nicol Matt (conductor)

5.02am

Chorales, BWV 428 - 30

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble

Robin Gritton (conductor).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Louise Fryer

A selection of music by Bach.

1.40am

Partita in E for lute-harpsichord, BWV 1006a

Filomena Moretti (guitar)

1.59am

Cantata No 107: Wass willst du dich betruben

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Aldo Baldwin (tenor)

John Brocheler (bass)

Gachinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

2.17am

Oboe concerto in Dm, BWV 1059a

Douglas Boyd (oboe)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

2.30am

Cantata No 178: Wo Gott der Herr nicht

Edith Mathis (soprano)

Julia Hamari (alto)

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

2.50am

Andrew Manze introduces his recording of Violin sonata in G, BWV 1019 (first version)

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Jaap ter Linden (cello)

3.11am

Cantata No 94: Was frag ich nach der Welt

Midori Suzuki (soprano)

Magdalena Kozena (mezzo)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Jan van der Crabben (bass)

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken (director)

3.38am

Chorales, BWV 1122 & 1123

Gachinger Kantorei, ensemble

Helmuth Rilling (director)

3.41am

Chorale prelude: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

Gerhard Gnann (organ)

3.44am

Chorales: BWV 1124, 1125 & 1126

3.50am

Cantata No 113: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchster Gut

Magdalena Kozena (soprano)

William Towers (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Stephan Loges (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

4.15am

Trio Sonata in Dm, BWV 1036

Musica Antique Cologne

Reinhard Goebel (director/violin).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Jonathan Swain

Jonathan hosts a CD Masters special.

Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der Sünde

Helen Watts (contralto)

Philomusica of London

Thurston Dart (director)

Cantata No 198: Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl

Marni Nixon (soprano)

Elaine Bonazzi (mezzo-soprano)

Nico Castel (tenor)

Peter Binder (bass)

American Concert Choir

Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Robert Craft (conductor)

Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV 992

Rudolf Serkin (piano)

Cantata No.102: Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben

Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)

Peter Pears (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Aldeburgh Festival Singers

English Chamber Orchestra

Benjamin Britten (conductor)

English Suite No 3 in Gm, BWV 808

Sviatoslav Richter (piano).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Fiona Talkington

Fiona Talkington presents Bach's Cantata No 128, a specially recorded concert from Perth given by Concerto Caledonia with counter-tenor Iestyn Davies and some alternative arrangements of Bach compositions.

Cantata No 128: Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein

Bogna Bartosz (alto);

Jörg Dürmüller (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (conductor)

Plus a specially recorded concert from Perth given by Concerto Caledonia with Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor)

Oboe d'amore concerto in A, BWV 1055

Violin sonata No.

4 in C m, BWV 1017

Cantata No.

170: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust

And some alternative arrangements of Bach by Uri Caine, Wendy Carlos, and from a recent concert by the Jacques Loussier Trio:

Air on a G string

Concerto in D m.

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner continue their week-long survey of Bach's sacred cantatas with works composed for the season of Epiphany.

Cantata 26: Ach wie Flüchtig, ach wie Nichtig

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Robin Blaze (counter-tenor)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (Bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Cantata 155: Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Richard Wyn Roberts (counter-tenor)

Julian Podger (tenor)

Gerald Finley (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Cantata 14: Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit

Krisztina Laki (soprano)

Aldo Baldin (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (Bass)

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart

Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Cantata 81: Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen

William Towers (counter-tenor)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Catherine Bott

Catherine Bott presents a selection of compositions by Bach including Prelude & Partita in F and Concerto in C for 2 harpsichords, featuring George Malcolm and Simon Preston.

Prelude & Partita in F, BWV 833

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Cantata No 214: Tonet, ihr Pauken!

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

3 Minuets, BWV 841-843

Wolfgang Rubsam (piano)

Concerto in C for 2 harpsichords, BWV 1061

George Malcolm, Simon Preston (harpsichord)

Menuhin Festival Orchestra

Yehudi Menuhin (conductor)

Cantata No 213: Hercules auf dem Scheidewege

Anne Grimm (soprano)

Elisabeth von Magnus (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Keyboard Concerto in Bm, after Torelli, BWV 979

Ivor Bolton (harpsichord).

20051221

Lutheran Vespers

Lutheran Vespers with the Sweelinck Ensemble directed by Martin Knizia, live from the Church of St Anne and St Agnes, London.

Chorale prelude: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 (JS Bach)

Chorale: Saviour of the nations come

Reading: John 1:19-28

Cantata 132: Bereitet die Wege (JS Bach)

Homily: The Revd Jana Jeruma-Grinberga

Cantata 61: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (JS Bach)

Chorale prelude: Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott, BWV 602 (JS Bach)

Chorale: O Lord of light who made the stars

Chorale prelude: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 (JS Bach).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty plays Bach's Triple Concerto in Am, Cantata No 11 and French Suite No 4 in E flat.

His guest is the conductor Andrew Parrott.

Triple Concerto in Am, BWV 1044

Christoph Krueger (flute)

Daniel Stepner (violin)

John Gibbons (harpsichord)

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Andrew Parrott (conductor)

Cantata No 11: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen

Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb (soprano)

Margaret Cable (alto)

Wilfried Jochens (tenor)

Stephen Charlesworth (bass)

Taverner Players

French Suite No 4 in E flat, BWV 815

Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Sandy Burnett

Sandy Burnett plays a selection of Bach compositions, including Cantata No 69 and extracts from the Brandenburg Concerto and the French Suite.

Cantata No 69: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Nico van der Meel (tenor)

Holland Boys Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (director)

Sonata in C, BWV 1033

Wilbert Hazelzet (flute)

Jaques Ogg (harpsichord)

Jaap ter Linden (cello)

Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV 1049

Musica Antiqua Köln

Reinhard Goebel (director/violin)

French Suite No 2 in Cm, BWV 813

Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)

Sonata for violin and harpsichord in E, BWV 1016

Catherine Mackintosh (violin)

Maggie Cole (harpsichord)

Cantata No 92: Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn

Deborah York (soprano)

Franziska Gottwald (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Bach's solo cello suites are the gold standard against which other works in this medium are judged.

Petroc Trelawny presents three different artists playing three of these suites and talks to cellist Yo Yo Ma about them.

The programme also includes a Bach flute sonata and Helmut Walcha playing the organ of St Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, in a recording from 1956.

Prelude, Cello suite in G, BWV 1007

Pablo Casals (cello)

Cello Suite No 3 in C, BWV 1009

Pierre Fournier (cello)

Cantata No 108: Es ist euch gut

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Ruud van der Meer (bass)

Tölz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547

Helmut Walcha (organ)

Cello Suite No 5 in Cm, BWV 1011

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Flute Sonata in E flat, BWV 1031

Stephen Preston (flute)

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

Jordi Savall (viola da gamba)

Cantata No 74: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein

Deborah York (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Jörg Dürmüller (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Cello Suite No 6 in D, BWV 1012

Anner Bylsma (cello).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer plays a selection of music by Bach.

00.00am

Orchestral Suite No 2 in Bm, BWV 1067

William Bennett (flute)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Neville Marriner (conductor)

00.21am

Cantata No 2: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein

Johanette Zomer (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Jan Kobow (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

00.38am

George Pratt introduces

Trio Sonata E flat, BWV 525 (arr Boothby)

Purcell Quartet

00.53am

Cantata No 10: Meine Seel erhebt den Herren

Sally Le Sage (soprano)

Shirley Minty (alto)

Nigel Rogers (tenor)

Neil Howlett (bass)

London Bach Society Chorus

English Chamber Orchestra

Paul Steinitz (conductor)

01.17am

Fugue in Gm, BWV 131a

Andre Isoir (Grenzing organ of Abbey of St Cyprien, Perigord)

01.20am

Cantata No 93: Wer nur den lieben Gott

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Matthew White (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Louise Fryer

A selection of music by Bach.

5.06am

Trio in Gm, BWV 584

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland)

5.09am

Chorale: Ach lieben Christen seid getrost, BWV 256

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble, Robin Gritton

5.10am

Cantata No 114: Ach, lieben Christen

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Daniel Taylor (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

5.35am

Concerto in C for 3 harpsichords, BWV 1064

Kenneth Gilbert, Trevor Pinnock, Lars Ulrich Mortensen (harpsichords)

English Concert

Trevor Pinnock (director)

5.52am

Chorale preludes and fughetta: Allein Gott in die Höh sei Ehr, BWV 715 - 717

Marie-Claire Alain (Silberman organ, Rötha)

5.59am

Ton Koopman introduces his recording of Cantata No 206: Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde

Sybilla Rubens, Anne Grimm (soprano)

Elizabeth von Magnus (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

6.41am

Partita in B flat, BWV 825

Dinu Lipatti (piano)

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20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Louise Fryer

A selection of music by Bach.

4.27am

Chorale: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 261

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble/ Robin Gritton

Chorale prelude: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1100

Peter Hurford (Vienna Bach organ in Augustiner Kirche Vienna)

4.31am

Cantata No 33: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ

Helen Watts (alto)

Frieder Lang (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

4.52am

Concerto in E flat, BWV 597

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland)

4.59am

Chorales, BWV 425 -7

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble

Nicol Matt (conductor)

5.02am

Chorales, BWV 428 - 30

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble

Robin Gritton (conductor).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Louise Fryer

A selection of music by Bach.

1.40am

Partita in E for lute-harpsichord, BWV 1006a

Filomena Moretti (guitar)

1.59am

Cantata No 107: Wass willst du dich betruben

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Aldo Baldwin (tenor)

John Brocheler (bass)

Gachinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

2.17am

Oboe concerto in Dm, BWV 1059a

Douglas Boyd (oboe)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

2.30am

Cantata No 178: Wo Gott der Herr nicht

Edith Mathis (soprano)

Julia Hamari (alto)

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

2.50am

Andrew Manze introduces his recording of Violin sonata in G, BWV 1019 (first version)

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Jaap ter Linden (cello)

3.11am

Cantata No 94: Was frag ich nach der Welt

Midori Suzuki (soprano)

Magdalena Kozena (mezzo)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Jan van der Crabben (bass)

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken (director)

3.38am

Chorales, BWV 1122 & 1123

Gachinger Kantorei, ensemble

Helmuth Rilling (director)

3.41am

Chorale prelude: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

Gerhard Gnann (organ)

3.44am

Chorales: BWV 1124, 1125 & 1126

3.50am

Cantata No 113: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchster Gut

Magdalena Kozena (soprano)

William Towers (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Stephan Loges (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

4.15am

Trio Sonata in Dm, BWV 1036

Musica Antique Cologne

Reinhard Goebel (director/violin).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Jonathan Swain

Jonathan hosts a CD Masters special.

Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der Sünde

Helen Watts (contralto)

Philomusica of London

Thurston Dart (director)

Cantata No 198: Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl

Marni Nixon (soprano)

Elaine Bonazzi (mezzo-soprano)

Nico Castel (tenor)

Peter Binder (bass)

American Concert Choir

Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Robert Craft (conductor)

Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV 992

Rudolf Serkin (piano)

Cantata No.102: Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben

Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)

Peter Pears (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Aldeburgh Festival Singers

English Chamber Orchestra

Benjamin Britten (conductor)

English Suite No 3 in Gm, BWV 808

Sviatoslav Richter (piano).

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Fiona Talkington

Fiona Talkington presents Bach's Cantata No 128, a specially recorded concert from Perth given by Concerto Caledonia with counter-tenor Iestyn Davies and some alternative arrangements of Bach compositions.

Cantata No 128: Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein

Bogna Bartosz (alto);

Jörg Dürmüller (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (conductor)

Plus a specially recorded concert from Perth given by Concerto Caledonia with Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor)

Oboe d'amore concerto in A, BWV 1055

Violin sonata No.

4 in C m, BWV 1017

Cantata No.

170: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust

And some alternative arrangements of Bach by Uri Caine, Wendy Carlos, and from a recent concert by the Jacques Loussier Trio:

Air on a G string

Concerto in D m.

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner continue their week-long survey of Bach's sacred cantatas with works composed for the season of Epiphany.

Cantata 26: Ach wie Flüchtig, ach wie Nichtig

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Robin Blaze (counter-tenor)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (Bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

Cantata 155: Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Richard Wyn Roberts (counter-tenor)

Julian Podger (tenor)

Gerald Finley (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Cantata 14: Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit

Krisztina Laki (soprano)

Aldo Baldin (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (Bass)

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart

Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Cantata 81: Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen

William Towers (counter-tenor)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

20051221

Wednesday 21 Dec

Catherine Bott

Catherine Bott presents a selection of compositions by Bach including Prelude & Partita in F and Concerto in C for 2 harpsichords, featuring George Malcolm and Simon Preston.

Prelude & Partita in F, BWV 833

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Cantata No 214: Tonet, ihr Pauken!

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

3 Minuets, BWV 841-843

Wolfgang Rubsam (piano)

Concerto in C for 2 harpsichords, BWV 1061

George Malcolm, Simon Preston (harpsichord)

Menuhin Festival Orchestra

Yehudi Menuhin (conductor)

Cantata No 213: Hercules auf dem Scheidewege

Anne Grimm (soprano)

Elisabeth von Magnus (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Keyboard Concerto in Bm, after Torelli, BWV 979

Ivor Bolton (harpsichord).

20051221

Lutheran Vespers

Lutheran Vespers with the Sweelinck Ensemble directed by Martin Knizia, live from the Church of St Anne and St Agnes, London.

Chorale prelude: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 (JS Bach)

Chorale: Saviour of the nations come

Reading: John 1:19-28

Cantata 132: Bereitet die Wege (JS Bach)

Homily: The Revd Jana Jeruma-Grinberga

Cantata 61: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (JS Bach)

Chorale prelude: Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott, BWV 602 (JS Bach)

Chorale: O Lord of light who made the stars

Chorale prelude: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 (JS Bach).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty's guest today is the conductor Stephen Cleobury who introduces specially-recorded performances of the Bach Motets.

Singet dem herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

BBC Singers

Richard Pearce (organ continuo)

Peter McCarthy (violone)

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Cantata No 55: Ich armer Mensch, ich Sundenknecht

Cantata No 115: Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Sandy Burnett

Sandy Burnett plays a selection of Bach compositions including Prelude and fugue in G m and Cantata No 195: Dem Gerechten muss das Licht.

Prelude and fugue in G m, BWV 535

Hans Otto (organ)

Cantata No 50: Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft

Taverner Consort and Players

Andrew Parrott (director)

Sonata No 5 in Fm for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1018

Rachel Podger (violin)

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

Four Duetti, BWV, 802, 803, 804, 805

Gillian Weir (organ)

Concerto in Dm, BWV 1054

Andrei Gavrilov (piano)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Neville Marriner (conductor)

Cantata No 130: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir

Friederike Sailer (soprano)

Claudia Hellmann (alto)

Helmut Krebs (tenor)

Jakob Stämpfli (bass)

Heinrich Schütz of Heilbronn-Chorale

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Fritz Werner (conductor)

English Suite No 2 in Am, BWV 807

Martha Argerich (piano)

Cantata No 195: Dem Gerechten muss das Licht

Jan Patrick O'Farrell (soprano)

René Jacobs (alto)

John Elwes (tenor)

Harry van der Kamp (bass)

Hannover Boys' Choir

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion which is considered a pinnacle of Western music and one of the most original music dramas of any age.

Bach's intensely moving account of the events leading up to the Crucifixion interweaves the narration of Christ's mission and his political fate with mankind's response, in a sequence of impassioned and meditative arias and chorales.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, offers his thoughts on the spiritual content of the St Matthew Passion before a performance given at the Proms in 1998.

Evangelist....Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Christus....Franz-Josef Selig (bass)

Sibylla Rubens (soprano)

Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor)

Werner Güra (tenor)

Dietrich Henschel (bass)

Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer plays Bach's arrangements of other composers and some cantatas.

4.11am

Fugue in B flat, BWV 954

Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

4.15am

Cantata No 220: Lobt ihn mit Herz und Munde

Johanna Koslowsky (soprano)

Kai Wessel (alto)

Philip Langshaw (bass)

Alsfelder Vocal Ensemble

Steintor Brock Bremen

Wolfgang Helbich (director)

4.30am

Sonata in Dm, BWV 964

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

4.52am

Motet: Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV a159

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (director)

4.57am

Concerto in C, BWV 984

Peter Watchorn (harpsichord)

5.06am

Cantata No.134: Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum

Julia Hamari (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke

German Bach Soloists,

Helmut Winscherman (conductor)

5.36am

Chorale preludes (Kirnberger collection), BWV 702 - 707

Peter Hurford (Phelps/Wolff organ of Our Lady of Sorrows, Toronto)

5.49am

Concerto in Gm, BWV 985

Michelle Barchi (Harpsichord)

5.57am

Cantata No 177: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 177

Helmut Wittek (soprano)

Panito Iconomou (alto)

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

6.22am

George Pratt introduces

Trio Sonata in C, BWV 529

John Butt (Greg Harrold organ at University of California, Berkely)

6.38am

Cantata No 209: Non sa che sia dolore

Nancy Argenta (soprano)

Sonnerie, with Lisa Beznosiuk (flute)

Monica Huggett (director)

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20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer plays Bach's arrangements of other composers and some cantatas.

1.31am

Cantata No.

143: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

Roger Cericus (soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Max von Egmond (bass)

Hannover Boys Choir

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

1.45am

Fugue on theme by Albinoni in C, BWV 946

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland)

1.49am

Cantata No 1083: Tilge, Höchster, meine Sunden, (after Pergolesi Stabat Mater)

Maya Boog (soprano)

Michael Chance (alto)

Balthazar Neumann Ensemble,

Thomas Hengelbrock (director)

2.29am

Prelude & fugue in Am, BWV 543

Marie-Claire Alain (Metzler organ of Jesuit church, Lucerne)

2.38am

Sanctus in G, BWV 240

Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne

Michel Corboz (conductor)

2.41am

Violin Suite in Am, BWV 1025

Georg Egger (violin)

Boris Kleiner (fortepiano)

3.12am

Cantata No 189: Meine Seele rühmt und preist

Peter Schreier (tenor)

CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra

3.27am

Keyboard concerto, BWV 972 (after Vivaldi Op3 No9)

Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)

3.35am

Cantata No 217: Gedenke, Herr, wie es uns gehet

Johanna Koslowsky (soprano)

Kai Wessel (alto)

Philip Langshaw (bass)

Alsfelder Vocal Ensemble

Steintor Brock Bremen

Wolfgang Helbich (director)

3.51am

Sarabande con partie, BWV 990

Robert Hill (harpsichord).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer plays Bach's arrangements of other composers and some cantatas.

00.01am

Fugue on a theme by Corelli, Bm, BWV 579

Peter Hurford (restored Schnitger organ of Martinkerk, Groningen)

00.06am

Andrew Manze introduces his recording of Violin sonata in G, BWV 1019, version 2

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Jaap ter Linden (cello)

00.26am

Fugue in Cm on a theme by Legrenzi, BWV 574

Helmut Walcha (Silberman organ in Church of St Peter the Lesser, Strasburg)

00.35am

Motet: Sei Lob und Preis, BWV 231

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

00.40am

Trio in G, after Telemann, BWV 586

Wolfgang Rubsam (Metzler organ in Frauenfeld)

00.42am

Motet: [Der] Gerechte kommt um (after Kuhnau)

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Academy of Ancient Music

Simon Preston (director)

00.49am

Concerto in Am for 4 harpsichords, BWV 1065

Robert Hill, Gerald Hambitzer, Christoph Anselm Noll, Roderick Shaw (harpsichord)

Cologne Chamber Orchestra

Helmut Müller-Brüll (conductor)

00.58am

Sanctus in Dm, BWV 239

Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne

Michel Corboz (conductor)

01.01am

Prelude & Fugue in Dm, BWV 539

Simon Preston (Marcussen organ in Tonbridge School Chapel, Tonbridge)

1.08am

Cantata No.135: Ach Herer, mich armen Sunde

Helen Watts (alto)

Adalbert Kraus (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gachinger Kantorei

Stuttgart Bach Collegium

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

1.24am

Fantasia & Fugue in Am, BWV 944

Robert Hill (harpsichord).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Jonathan Swain

Jonathan Swain presents Bach's Cantata No 64, Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, Cantata No 65, Fantasia in Am, Cantata No 38 and Suite No 1 in C.

Cantata No 64: Sehet, welch eine Liebe

Maria Friesenhausen (soprano)

Eva Bornemann (alto)

Hartmut Ochs (bass)

Westfälische Kantorei

Instrumental ensemble

Wilhelm Ehmann (conductor)

Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, BWV 1046

Emmanuel Hurwitz (violin)

Terence MacDonagh (oboe)

Douglas Moore, Ian Beers (horns)

London Baroque Ensemble

Karl Haas (conductor)

Cantata No 65: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen

Ernst Haefliger (tenor)

Theo Adam (bass)

Munich Bach Choir & Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

Fantasia in Am, BWV 922

Igor Kipnis (clavichord)

Cantata No 38, Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir

Arleen Augér (soprano)

Helen Watts (contralto)

Lutz-Michael Harder (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Suite No 1 in C, BWV 1066

The English Concert

Trevor Pinnock (director/harpsichord).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Fiona Talkington

Fiona Talkington presents performances of Bach's Keyboard Partita in G, Cantata No 6 and Suites No 1 and No 4 for solo cello.

Keyboard Partita in G, BWV 829

Richard Goode (piano)

Cantata No 6: Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend

in a recording from the early 1970s by

Anna Reynolds (contralto)

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

Plus, from a specially-recorded concert at The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London, by Jean Guihen Queyras, the Suites No 1 and No 4 for solo cello.

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner travel to St Thomas' Church in Leipzig to discover how Bach adapted his sacred cantatas to the geography of one of the key venues for which they were written.

All four works today were composed for the pre-Easter feast of Quinquagesima.

Cantata No 23: Du Wahrer Gott und David's Sohn

Ursula Buckel (soprano)

Eva Bornemann (alto)

Johannes Hoefflin (tenor)

Jakob Stämpfli (bass)

Frankfurter Kantorei, German Bach Soloists

Kurt Thomas (director)

Cantata No 22: Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe

Claudia Schubert (alto)

James Oxley (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 127: Herr Jesus Christ, wahr Mensch und Gott

Antonia Fahberg (soprano)

Peter Pears (tenor)

Keith Engen (bass)

Munich Bach Choir

Munich State Opera Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

Cantata No 159: Sehet, wir gehn hinauf nach Jerusalem

Ruth Holton (soprano)

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Catherine Bott

Catherine Bott presents a concert by one of the leading groups in period performance, Concentus Musicus Vienna, under their founder and director, Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Including two of Bach's secular cantatas.

Cantata No 201: Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan

Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV 1068

Cantata No 211: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht

Christine Schäfer (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (alto)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Kobie van Rensburg (tenor)

Olive Widmer (bass)

Anton Scharinger (bass)

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

3.10pm

It's a little-known fact that Bach's employment at the Court of Weimar ended (in 1717) with a month in gaol - "the County Judge's place of detention, for too stubbornly forcing the issue of his dismissal".

Not one for wasting time, he apparently took the opportunity to write some of his famous '48' Preludes and Fugues.

Catherine Bott, the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra and their director, harpsichordist Laurence Cummings, visit Brixton Prison in London.

The Brandenburg Concerto No 2; selected Preludes and Fugues; Cantata No 80, Ein' feste Burg

Pippa Goss (soprano)

Alexandra Gibson (mezzo)

Matthew Beale (tenor)

Alex Ashworth (bass)

Brixton prisoners' chorus (in the closing chorale)

The Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra

Laurence Cummings (director/harpsichordist)

Chorale prelude: Christ ist erstanden BWV 627

Kevin Bowyer (Marcussen Organ of St Hans Kirke, Odense)

Cantata No 16: Herr Gott sich loben Wir

Sytse Buwalda (contralto)

Nico Van der Meel (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (director).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty's guest today is the conductor Stephen Cleobury who introduces specially-recorded performances of the Bach Motets.

Singet dem herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

BBC Singers

Richard Pearce (organ continuo)

Peter McCarthy (violone)

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Cantata No 55: Ich armer Mensch, ich Sundenknecht

Cantata No 115: Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Sandy Burnett

Sandy Burnett plays a selection of Bach compositions including Prelude and fugue in G m and Cantata No 195: Dem Gerechten muss das Licht.

Prelude and fugue in G m, BWV 535

Hans Otto (organ)

Cantata No 50: Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft

Taverner Consort and Players

Andrew Parrott (director)

Sonata No 5 in Fm for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1018

Rachel Podger (violin)

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

Four Duetti, BWV, 802, 803, 804, 805

Gillian Weir (organ)

Concerto in Dm, BWV 1054

Andrei Gavrilov (piano)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Neville Marriner (conductor)

Cantata No 130: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir

Friederike Sailer (soprano)

Claudia Hellmann (alto)

Helmut Krebs (tenor)

Jakob Stämpfli (bass)

Heinrich Schütz of Heilbronn-Chorale

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Fritz Werner (conductor)

English Suite No 2 in Am, BWV 807

Martha Argerich (piano)

Cantata No 195: Dem Gerechten muss das Licht

Jan Patrick O'Farrell (soprano)

René Jacobs (alto)

John Elwes (tenor)

Harry van der Kamp (bass)

Hannover Boys' Choir

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion which is considered a pinnacle of Western music and one of the most original music dramas of any age.

Bach's intensely moving account of the events leading up to the Crucifixion interweaves the narration of Christ's mission and his political fate with mankind's response, in a sequence of impassioned and meditative arias and chorales.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, offers his thoughts on the spiritual content of the St Matthew Passion before a performance given at the Proms in 1998.

Evangelist....Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Christus....Franz-Josef Selig (bass)

Sibylla Rubens (soprano)

Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor)

Werner Güra (tenor)

Dietrich Henschel (bass)

Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer plays Bach's arrangements of other composers and some cantatas.

4.11am

Fugue in B flat, BWV 954

Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

4.15am

Cantata No 220: Lobt ihn mit Herz und Munde

Johanna Koslowsky (soprano)

Kai Wessel (alto)

Philip Langshaw (bass)

Alsfelder Vocal Ensemble

Steintor Brock Bremen

Wolfgang Helbich (director)

4.30am

Sonata in Dm, BWV 964

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

4.52am

Motet: Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV a159

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (director)

4.57am

Concerto in C, BWV 984

Peter Watchorn (harpsichord)

5.06am

Cantata No.134: Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum

Julia Hamari (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke

German Bach Soloists,

Helmut Winscherman (conductor)

5.36am

Chorale preludes (Kirnberger collection), BWV 702 - 707

Peter Hurford (Phelps/Wolff organ of Our Lady of Sorrows, Toronto)

5.49am

Concerto in Gm, BWV 985

Michelle Barchi (Harpsichord)

5.57am

Cantata No 177: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 177

Helmut Wittek (soprano)

Panito Iconomou (alto)

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

6.22am

George Pratt introduces

Trio Sonata in C, BWV 529

John Butt (Greg Harrold organ at University of California, Berkely)

6.38am

Cantata No 209: Non sa che sia dolore

Nancy Argenta (soprano)

Sonnerie, with Lisa Beznosiuk (flute)

Monica Huggett (director)

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Thursday 22 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer plays Bach's arrangements of other composers and some cantatas.

1.31am

Cantata No.

143: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele

Roger Cericus (soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Max von Egmond (bass)

Hannover Boys Choir

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

1.45am

Fugue on theme by Albinoni in C, BWV 946

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland)

1.49am

Cantata No 1083: Tilge, Höchster, meine Sunden, (after Pergolesi Stabat Mater)

Maya Boog (soprano)

Michael Chance (alto)

Balthazar Neumann Ensemble,

Thomas Hengelbrock (director)

2.29am

Prelude & fugue in Am, BWV 543

Marie-Claire Alain (Metzler organ of Jesuit church, Lucerne)

2.38am

Sanctus in G, BWV 240

Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne

Michel Corboz (conductor)

2.41am

Violin Suite in Am, BWV 1025

Georg Egger (violin)

Boris Kleiner (fortepiano)

3.12am

Cantata No 189: Meine Seele rühmt und preist

Peter Schreier (tenor)

CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra

3.27am

Keyboard concerto, BWV 972 (after Vivaldi Op3 No9)

Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)

3.35am

Cantata No 217: Gedenke, Herr, wie es uns gehet

Johanna Koslowsky (soprano)

Kai Wessel (alto)

Philip Langshaw (bass)

Alsfelder Vocal Ensemble

Steintor Brock Bremen

Wolfgang Helbich (director)

3.51am

Sarabande con partie, BWV 990

Robert Hill (harpsichord).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer plays Bach's arrangements of other composers and some cantatas.

00.01am

Fugue on a theme by Corelli, Bm, BWV 579

Peter Hurford (restored Schnitger organ of Martinkerk, Groningen)

00.06am

Andrew Manze introduces his recording of Violin sonata in G, BWV 1019, version 2

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Jaap ter Linden (cello)

00.26am

Fugue in Cm on a theme by Legrenzi, BWV 574

Helmut Walcha (Silberman organ in Church of St Peter the Lesser, Strasburg)

00.35am

Motet: Sei Lob und Preis, BWV 231

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

00.40am

Trio in G, after Telemann, BWV 586

Wolfgang Rubsam (Metzler organ in Frauenfeld)

00.42am

Motet: [Der] Gerechte kommt um (after Kuhnau)

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Academy of Ancient Music

Simon Preston (director)

00.49am

Concerto in Am for 4 harpsichords, BWV 1065

Robert Hill, Gerald Hambitzer, Christoph Anselm Noll, Roderick Shaw (harpsichord)

Cologne Chamber Orchestra

Helmut Müller-Brüll (conductor)

00.58am

Sanctus in Dm, BWV 239

Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne

Michel Corboz (conductor)

01.01am

Prelude & Fugue in Dm, BWV 539

Simon Preston (Marcussen organ in Tonbridge School Chapel, Tonbridge)

1.08am

Cantata No.135: Ach Herer, mich armen Sunde

Helen Watts (alto)

Adalbert Kraus (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gachinger Kantorei

Stuttgart Bach Collegium

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

1.24am

Fantasia & Fugue in Am, BWV 944

Robert Hill (harpsichord).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Jonathan Swain

Jonathan Swain presents Bach's Cantata No 64, Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, Cantata No 65, Fantasia in Am, Cantata No 38 and Suite No 1 in C.

Cantata No 64: Sehet, welch eine Liebe

Maria Friesenhausen (soprano)

Eva Bornemann (alto)

Hartmut Ochs (bass)

Westfälische Kantorei

Instrumental ensemble

Wilhelm Ehmann (conductor)

Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, BWV 1046

Emmanuel Hurwitz (violin)

Terence MacDonagh (oboe)

Douglas Moore, Ian Beers (horns)

London Baroque Ensemble

Karl Haas (conductor)

Cantata No 65: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen

Ernst Haefliger (tenor)

Theo Adam (bass)

Munich Bach Choir & Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

Fantasia in Am, BWV 922

Igor Kipnis (clavichord)

Cantata No 38, Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir

Arleen Augér (soprano)

Helen Watts (contralto)

Lutz-Michael Harder (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Suite No 1 in C, BWV 1066

The English Concert

Trevor Pinnock (director/harpsichord).

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Fiona Talkington

Fiona Talkington presents performances of Bach's Keyboard Partita in G, Cantata No 6 and Suites No 1 and No 4 for solo cello.

Keyboard Partita in G, BWV 829

Richard Goode (piano)

Cantata No 6: Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend

in a recording from the early 1970s by

Anna Reynolds (contralto)

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

Plus, from a specially-recorded concert at The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London, by Jean Guihen Queyras, the Suites No 1 and No 4 for solo cello.

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner travel to St Thomas' Church in Leipzig to discover how Bach adapted his sacred cantatas to the geography of one of the key venues for which they were written.

All four works today were composed for the pre-Easter feast of Quinquagesima.

Cantata No 23: Du Wahrer Gott und David's Sohn

Ursula Buckel (soprano)

Eva Bornemann (alto)

Johannes Hoefflin (tenor)

Jakob Stämpfli (bass)

Frankfurter Kantorei, German Bach Soloists

Kurt Thomas (director)

Cantata No 22: Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe

Claudia Schubert (alto)

James Oxley (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 127: Herr Jesus Christ, wahr Mensch und Gott

Antonia Fahberg (soprano)

Peter Pears (tenor)

Keith Engen (bass)

Munich Bach Choir

Munich State Opera Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

Cantata No 159: Sehet, wir gehn hinauf nach Jerusalem

Ruth Holton (soprano)

20051222

Thursday 22 Dec

Catherine Bott

Catherine Bott presents a concert by one of the leading groups in period performance, Concentus Musicus Vienna, under their founder and director, Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Including two of Bach's secular cantatas.

Cantata No 201: Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan

Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV 1068

Cantata No 211: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht

Christine Schäfer (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (alto)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Kobie van Rensburg (tenor)

Olive Widmer (bass)

Anton Scharinger (bass)

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

3.10pm

It's a little-known fact that Bach's employment at the Court of Weimar ended (in 1717) with a month in gaol - "the County Judge's place of detention, for too stubbornly forcing the issue of his dismissal".

Not one for wasting time, he apparently took the opportunity to write some of his famous '48' Preludes and Fugues.

Catherine Bott, the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra and their director, harpsichordist Laurence Cummings, visit Brixton Prison in London.

The Brandenburg Concerto No 2; selected Preludes and Fugues; Cantata No 80, Ein' feste Burg

Pippa Goss (soprano)

Alexandra Gibson (mezzo)

Matthew Beale (tenor)

Alex Ashworth (bass)

Brixton prisoners' chorus (in the closing chorale)

The Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra

Laurence Cummings (director/harpsichordist)

Chorale prelude: Christ ist erstanden BWV 627

Kevin Bowyer (Marcussen Organ of St Hans Kirke, Odense)

Cantata No 16: Herr Gott sich loben Wir

Sytse Buwalda (contralto)

Nico Van der Meel (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (director).

20051223

Thursday 22 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents some of Bach's cantatas from his second Leipzig cycle, and ends with the 1725 version of the St John Passion.

00.01am

Magnificat in E flat, BWV 243a

Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson (soprano)

Carolyn Watkinson (alto)

Paul Elliott (tenor)

David Thomas (bass)

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford

Academy of Ancient Music

Simon Preston (director)

00.37am

Air in Cm, BWV 991, reconstructed Videla

Mario Videla (clavichord)

00.42am

Cantata No 96: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Timothy Kenworthy-Brown (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

01.01am

Andrew Manze introduces his recording of Violin sonata in G, BWV 1019, version 3

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Jaap ter Linden (cello)

1.19am

Cantata No 180: Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele

Ann Monoyios (soprano)

Angus Davidson (alto)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Gabrieli Consort and Players

Paul McCreesh (director).

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty's guest is the organist Simon Preston.

Prelude and Fugue in Am, BWV 543

Concerto in Dm, BWV 596

Chorale Variations: O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767

Simon Preston (organ)

Cantata No 168: Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Daniel Taylor (countertenor)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

The Monteverdi Choir

The English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

French Suite No 6 in E, BWV 817

Andras Schiff (piano)

Cantata No 137: Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren

Alan Bergius (boy soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Albert Hartinger (bass)

Tolz Boys' Choir

Concentus Musicus, Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Sandy Burnett

Sandy Burnett plays a selection of compositions by Bach.

French Suite No 3 in Bm, BWV 814

Keith Jarrett (harpsichord)

Cantata No 149: Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg

Arleen Augér (soprano)

Mechthild Georg (alto)

Aldo Baldin (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Cantata No 87: Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen

Hertha Töpper (alto)

Helmut Krebs (tenor)

Franz Kelch (bass)

Heinrich Schütz Choir of Heilbronn

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Fritz Werner (conductor)

Concerto in Dm for two violins, BWV 1043

Nigel Kennedy, Daniel Stabrawa (violin)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Capriccio in E, BWV 993

Angela Hewitt (piano)

Cantata No 97: In allen meinen Taten

Wilhelm Wiedl (soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Ruud van der Meer, Philippe Huttenlocher (basses)

Tölz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director).

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

With Petroc Trelawny.

Joanna MacGregor introduces Glenn Gould's epoch-making 1955 recording of the Goldberg Variations, an interpretation which changed the way in which the piece was heard, and which developed a cult following in the 1960s.

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Glenn Gould (piano)

Cantata No 157: Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Chorale Prelude: Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721

Geoffrey Morgan (organ)

Cantata No 188: Ich habe meine Zuversicht

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Julia Hamari (alto)

Aldo Baldwin (tenor)

Walter Heldwein (bass)

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Helmut Rilling (conductor).

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents some of Bach's cantatas from his second Leipzig cycle, and ends with the 1725 version of the St John Passion.

3.37am

Fantasia and fugue in Cm, BWV 908

Robert Hill (lute-harpsichord)

3.41am

Cantata No 111: Was mein Gott will, BWV 111

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Sara Mingardo (alto)

Julian Podger (tenor)

Stephen Varcoe (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

3.57am

Prelude and fugue in Cm, BWV 549

Hans Fagius (Cahman organ of Leufsta Bruk, Sweden)

4.02am

Prelude and fugue in Dm, BWV 549a

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Stadtkirche, Rheinfelden, Switzerland)

4.08am

Cantata No 125: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

4.32am

Prelude and fugue in G, BWV 550

Colin Andrews (Rieger organ of Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Bristol)

4.40am

Cantata No 126: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort

Anna Reynolds (alto)

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

4.58am

Chorale Preludes BWV 708 - 710

Peter Hurford (Phelps/Wolff organ of Our Lady of Sorrows, Toronto)

5.04am

St John Passion BWV 245 (1725 version)

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Markus Brutscher (tenor)

Thomas Laske (baritone)

Tom Sol (Bass)

Cologne Chamber Choir

Collegium Cartusianum

Peter Neumann (conductor)

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Friday 23 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents some of Bach's cantatas from his second Leipzig cycle, and ends with the 1725 version of the St John Passion.

1.39am

Prelude and fugue in Bm, BWV 544

Lionel Rogg (Silberman organ, Arlesheim)

1.52am

Cantata No 139: Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott

Alan Bergius (soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Robert Holl (bass)

Tolz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

2.11am

Kleine harmonisches Labyrinth, BWV 591

Kevin Bowyer (Marcussen organ of St Hanskirke Odense, Denmark)

2.15am

Fantasia in C, unfinished, BWV 573

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland)

2.17am

Cantata No 118: O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

2.28am

Fantasia and fughetta in B flat, BWV 907

Robert Hill (lute-harpsichord)

2.32am

Cantata No 116: Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ

Edith Mathis (soprano)

Trudeliese Schmidt (alto)

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

2.51am

Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV 1050

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)

George Malcolm (harpsichord)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Neville Marriner (conductor)

3.13am

Cantata No 3: Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

Vienna Boys' Choir

Max von Egmond (bass)

Chorus Viennensis,

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Jonathan Swain

Jonathan Swain plays a selection of compositions by Bach.

Cantata No 101: Nimm von uns Herr, du treuer Gott

Wilhelm Wiedl (treble)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Tölz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director/cello)

Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV 1048

Sigiswald Kuijken, Alda Stuurop, Janneke van der Meer (violin)

Wiel Peeters, Marléen Thiers, Lucy van Dael (viola)

Anner Bylsma, Richte van der Meer, Wieland Kuijken (cello)

Anthony Woodrow (violone)

Gustav Leonhardt (director/harpsichord)

Cantata No 202: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Wedding Cantata)

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (director/harpsichord)

Suite No 2 in Bm, BWV 1067

Wolfgang Schultz (flute)

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

Karl Münchinger (conductor)

Cantata No 70: Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Robin Blaze (counter-tenor)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director/organ)

Toccata in Gm, BWV 915

Pierre Hantai (harpsichord).

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

With Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner, who are at Leipzig's Nikolaikirche for today's programme to introduce sacred cantatas written for the Feast of the Annunciation and Palm Sunday.

Cantata No 182: Himmelskönig, sei willkommen

Nathalie Stutzmann (alto)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der Sünde

Cantata No 1: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

Malin Hartelius (soprano)

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Catherine Bott

Catherine Bott plays a selection of compositions by Bach, including a performance of Book Two of the Well-Tempered Clavier by the young French pianist and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Cédric Tiberghien, recorded at the Wigmore Hall in November 2005.

Cantata No 9: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

Midori Suzuki (soprano)

Magdalena Kozena (contralto)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Jan van der Crabben (bass)

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

Selig, wer an Jesum denkt, BWV 498

Sibylle Rubens (soprano)

Michael Behringer (cembalo)

Michael Gross (cello)

So gehst du nun, mein Jesu, hin, BWV 500 & BWV 500a

James Taylor (tenor)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Vergiss mein nicht, mein aller liebste Gott, BWV 505

Chorale prelude: Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 718

Simon Preston (organ)

Cantata No 31: Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret

Agnes Giebel (soprano)

Helmut Krebs (tenor)

Erich Wenk (bass)

Heinrich Schutz Choir

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn

Fritz Werner (conductor).

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker play a selection of music by Bach.

Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1038

Barthold Kuijken (flute)

Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)

Gustav Leonhardt, Wieland Kuijken (continuo)

Cantata No 107: Was willst du dich betrüben

Agnes Mellon (soprano)

Howard Crook (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

In a specially recorded recital from Belfast, Colm Carey plays Eight Short Preludes and Fugues, BWV 553-560

The Schübler Chorales, BWV 645-650

Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541

On the organ of St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast

Cantata No 51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!

Julianne Baird (soprano)

The Bach Ensemble

Joshua Rifkin (director).

20051223

Thursday 22 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents some of Bach's cantatas from his second Leipzig cycle, and ends with the 1725 version of the St John Passion.

00.01am

Magnificat in E flat, BWV 243a

Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson (soprano)

Carolyn Watkinson (alto)

Paul Elliott (tenor)

David Thomas (bass)

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford

Academy of Ancient Music

Simon Preston (director)

00.37am

Air in Cm, BWV 991, reconstructed Videla

Mario Videla (clavichord)

00.42am

Cantata No 96: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Timothy Kenworthy-Brown (alto)

Makoto Sakurada (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director)

01.01am

Andrew Manze introduces his recording of Violin sonata in G, BWV 1019, version 3

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Jaap ter Linden (cello)

1.19am

Cantata No 180: Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele

Ann Monoyios (soprano)

Angus Davidson (alto)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Gabrieli Consort and Players

Paul McCreesh (director).

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty's guest is the organist Simon Preston.

Prelude and Fugue in Am, BWV 543

Concerto in Dm, BWV 596

Chorale Variations: O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767

Simon Preston (organ)

Cantata No 168: Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Daniel Taylor (countertenor)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

The Monteverdi Choir

The English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

French Suite No 6 in E, BWV 817

Andras Schiff (piano)

Cantata No 137: Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren

Alan Bergius (boy soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Albert Hartinger (bass)

Tolz Boys' Choir

Concentus Musicus, Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Sandy Burnett

Sandy Burnett plays a selection of compositions by Bach.

French Suite No 3 in Bm, BWV 814

Keith Jarrett (harpsichord)

Cantata No 149: Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg

Arleen Augér (soprano)

Mechthild Georg (alto)

Aldo Baldin (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Cantata No 87: Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen

Hertha Töpper (alto)

Helmut Krebs (tenor)

Franz Kelch (bass)

Heinrich Schütz Choir of Heilbronn

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Fritz Werner (conductor)

Concerto in Dm for two violins, BWV 1043

Nigel Kennedy, Daniel Stabrawa (violin)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Capriccio in E, BWV 993

Angela Hewitt (piano)

Cantata No 97: In allen meinen Taten

Wilhelm Wiedl (soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Ruud van der Meer, Philippe Huttenlocher (basses)

Tölz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director).

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

With Petroc Trelawny.

Joanna MacGregor introduces Glenn Gould's epoch-making 1955 recording of the Goldberg Variations, an interpretation which changed the way in which the piece was heard, and which developed a cult following in the 1960s.

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Glenn Gould (piano)

Cantata No 157: Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

Chorale Prelude: Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721

Geoffrey Morgan (organ)

Cantata No 188: Ich habe meine Zuversicht

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Julia Hamari (alto)

Aldo Baldwin (tenor)

Walter Heldwein (bass)

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Helmut Rilling (conductor).

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents some of Bach's cantatas from his second Leipzig cycle, and ends with the 1725 version of the St John Passion.

3.37am

Fantasia and fugue in Cm, BWV 908

Robert Hill (lute-harpsichord)

3.41am

Cantata No 111: Was mein Gott will, BWV 111

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Sara Mingardo (alto)

Julian Podger (tenor)

Stephen Varcoe (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

3.57am

Prelude and fugue in Cm, BWV 549

Hans Fagius (Cahman organ of Leufsta Bruk, Sweden)

4.02am

Prelude and fugue in Dm, BWV 549a

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Stadtkirche, Rheinfelden, Switzerland)

4.08am

Cantata No 125: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

4.32am

Prelude and fugue in G, BWV 550

Colin Andrews (Rieger organ of Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Bristol)

4.40am

Cantata No 126: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort

Anna Reynolds (alto)

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

4.58am

Chorale Preludes BWV 708 - 710

Peter Hurford (Phelps/Wolff organ of Our Lady of Sorrows, Toronto)

5.04am

St John Passion BWV 245 (1725 version)

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Markus Brutscher (tenor)

Thomas Laske (baritone)

Tom Sol (Bass)

Cologne Chamber Choir

Collegium Cartusianum

Peter Neumann (conductor)

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20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents some of Bach's cantatas from his second Leipzig cycle, and ends with the 1725 version of the St John Passion.

1.39am

Prelude and fugue in Bm, BWV 544

Lionel Rogg (Silberman organ, Arlesheim)

1.52am

Cantata No 139: Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott

Alan Bergius (soprano)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Robert Holl (bass)

Tolz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

2.11am

Kleine harmonisches Labyrinth, BWV 591

Kevin Bowyer (Marcussen organ of St Hanskirke Odense, Denmark)

2.15am

Fantasia in C, unfinished, BWV 573

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland)

2.17am

Cantata No 118: O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

2.28am

Fantasia and fughetta in B flat, BWV 907

Robert Hill (lute-harpsichord)

2.32am

Cantata No 116: Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ

Edith Mathis (soprano)

Trudeliese Schmidt (alto)

Peter Schreier (tenor)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

2.51am

Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV 1050

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)

George Malcolm (harpsichord)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Neville Marriner (conductor)

3.13am

Cantata No 3: Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

Vienna Boys' Choir

Max von Egmond (bass)

Chorus Viennensis,

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Jonathan Swain

Jonathan Swain plays a selection of compositions by Bach.

Cantata No 101: Nimm von uns Herr, du treuer Gott

Wilhelm Wiedl (treble)

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Tölz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director/cello)

Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV 1048

Sigiswald Kuijken, Alda Stuurop, Janneke van der Meer (violin)

Wiel Peeters, Marléen Thiers, Lucy van Dael (viola)

Anner Bylsma, Richte van der Meer, Wieland Kuijken (cello)

Anthony Woodrow (violone)

Gustav Leonhardt (director/harpsichord)

Cantata No 202: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Wedding Cantata)

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (director/harpsichord)

Suite No 2 in Bm, BWV 1067

Wolfgang Schultz (flute)

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

Karl Münchinger (conductor)

Cantata No 70: Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!

Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

Robin Blaze (counter-tenor)

Gerd Türk (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (director/organ)

Toccata in Gm, BWV 915

Pierre Hantai (harpsichord).

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

With Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner, who are at Leipzig's Nikolaikirche for today's programme to introduce sacred cantatas written for the Feast of the Annunciation and Palm Sunday.

Cantata No 182: Himmelskönig, sei willkommen

Nathalie Stutzmann (alto)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der Sünde

Cantata No 1: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

Malin Hartelius (soprano)

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Catherine Bott

Catherine Bott plays a selection of compositions by Bach, including a performance of Book Two of the Well-Tempered Clavier by the young French pianist and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Cédric Tiberghien, recorded at the Wigmore Hall in November 2005.

Cantata No 9: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

Midori Suzuki (soprano)

Magdalena Kozena (contralto)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Jan van der Crabben (bass)

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

Selig, wer an Jesum denkt, BWV 498

Sibylle Rubens (soprano)

Michael Behringer (cembalo)

Michael Gross (cello)

So gehst du nun, mein Jesu, hin, BWV 500 & BWV 500a

James Taylor (tenor)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Vergiss mein nicht, mein aller liebste Gott, BWV 505

Chorale prelude: Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 718

Simon Preston (organ)

Cantata No 31: Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret

Agnes Giebel (soprano)

Helmut Krebs (tenor)

Erich Wenk (bass)

Heinrich Schutz Choir

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn

Fritz Werner (conductor).

20051223

Friday 23 Dec

Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker play a selection of music by Bach.

Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1038

Barthold Kuijken (flute)

Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)

Gustav Leonhardt, Wieland Kuijken (continuo)

Cantata No 107: Was willst du dich betrüben

Agnes Mellon (soprano)

Howard Crook (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

In a specially recorded recital from Belfast, Colm Carey plays Eight Short Preludes and Fugues, BWV 553-560

The Schübler Chorales, BWV 645-650

Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541

On the organ of St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast

Cantata No 51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!

Julianne Baird (soprano)

The Bach Ensemble

Joshua Rifkin (director).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty's guest is Dame Janet Baker.

Concerto in C, BWV 976 (after Vivaldi Op 3 No 12)

Colin Booth (harpsichord)

Cantata No 169: Gott soll allein mein Herze haben

Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)

Bath Festival Orchestra

Yehudi Menuhin (conductor)

Duet: Wie selig sind doch sie, Cantata No 80

Janet Baker (contralto)

Theo Altmeyer (tenor)

Consortium Musicum

Wolfgang Gonnenwein (conductor)

Cantata No 170: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust

Philip Ledger (organ)

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Neville Marriner (conductor)

Cantata No 117: Sei Lob und Ehr dem hochsten Gut, BWV 117

Rene Jacobs (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Max van Egmond (bass)

Hannover Children's Choir

Collegium Vocale Gent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (conductor)

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 531

Piet Kee (organ)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Martin Handley

Radio 3's celebration of Bach nears its conclusion with contributions from Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emma Kirkby, Davitt Moroney, Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood, Dame Gillian Weir, Joanna MacGregor, Sir Roger Norrington, Dame Janet Baker and Andrew Parrott.

Also featured are the Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Armando Iannucci, Siobhan Davies, Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, Ian Mcewan, Wynton Marsalis, Nitin Sawhney, Andrew Marr and Alain de Botton.

Simon Heighes contributes Bach Bites; short introductions to various aspects of Bach's life and works and Peter Dyke follows Bach's footsteps from Arnstadt to Lubeck.

Menuets in G and G m, BWV anhalt 114 & 115

(Anna Magdalena Notebook)

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Cantata No 192: Nun Danket all Gott

Helen Donath (soprano)

Niklaus Tuller (bass)

Frankfurter Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmut Rilling (conductor)

Sonata in Bm, BWV 1030

Aurele Nicolet (flute)

Karl Richter (harpsichord)

Suite in B flat, BWV 821

Robert Hill (harpsichord)

Cantata No 122: Das neugeborne Kindelein, BWV 122

Vasiljka Jezovsek (soprano)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

Concerto in F, BWV 1057

Andrei Gavrilov (piano)

Susan Milan and Lenor Smith (flute)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

Trio in Dm, BWV 583

Simon Preston (Klais organ of St John's Smith Square, London)

Motet: Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt, BWV Anh 160

BBC Singers

Richard Pearce (organ continuo)

Peter McCarthy (violone)

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents a selection of Bach's cantatas from his third Leipzig cycle.

4.28am

Cantata No 17: Wer Dank opfert, der reiset mich

Sandrine Piau (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir/ Ton Koopman

4.43am

Prelude and fugue in Am BWV 897

Christian Rieger (harpsichord)

Prelude and fugue in B flat, BWV 898

Glenn Gould (piano)

4.55am

Chorales: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz, BWV 420 & 421

Gächinger Kantorei, Bach Collegium Stuttgart/Helmuth Rilling

4.57am

Cantata No 47: Wer sich selbst erhohet

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart/ Helmuth Rilling

5.21am

Prelude in Am, BWV 569

Fantasia in C, BWV 570

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Stadtkirche St Michael, Rheinfeld)

5.30am

Sigiswald Kuijken introduces his recording of Cantata No 49: Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen

Nancy Argenta (soprano)

La Petite Bande/ Sigiswald Kuijken

5.56am

Sacred songs: Mein Jesu! Was fur Seelenweh, BWV 487

O finstre Nacht, BWV 492

O liebe Seele, zieh' die Sinnen, BWV 494

Jaap ter Linden (cello)

Ton Koopman (organ)

6.04am

Sinfonia in F, BWV 1046a

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

6.09am

3 part Ricercar (A Musical Offering)

Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)

6.14am

Trio Sonata (A Musical Offering)

Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

6.33am

6 part Ricercar (A Musical Offering)

Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall

6.41am

Emma Kirkby introduces

Cantata No 52: Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht

Seppi Kronwitter (soprano)

Hannover Boys' Choir

Leonhardt Consort/Gustav Leonhardt

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20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents a selection of Bach's cantatas from his third Leipzig cycle.

3.05am

Chorale and Chorale prelude: Gott's Sohn ist kommen

Chorale, BWV 318

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble/ Robin Gritton

Chorale prelude, BWV 703

Peter Hurford (Phelps/Wolff organ of Our Lady of Sorrows, Toronto)

3.08am

Chorale and Chorale prelude: Heut' triumphiert Gottes Sohn

Chorale, BWV 342

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble/ Nicol Matt

Chorale prelude, BWV 630

Hans Fagius (Mats Arvidson organ, Mariefred Church, Sweden)

3.10am

Chorales and Chorale prelude: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir

Chorales, BWV 326 and BWV 328

Gächinger Kantorei, ensemble

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Chorale prelude, BWV 725

Gerhard Gnann (Metzler organ of Pfarrkirche St Martin, Staufen im Breisgau)

3.31am

Cantata No 187: Es wartet alles auf dich

Edith Mathis (soprano)

Julia Hamari (alto)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

3.52am

Zebedee Soanes introduces

Fugue in Gm, BWV 578

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Stadtkirche St Michael, Rheinfelden, Switzerland)

3.57am

Cantata No 45: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (director)

4.16am

Canon a 4, BWV 1074 Canon a 2 perpetuus, BWV 1075

Musica Antiqua Cologne

Reinhard Goebel (director/violin)

4.19am

6 part Ricercar (A Musical Offering) orch Webern

Munich Chamber Orchestra

Christoph Poppen (conductor).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents a selection of Bach's cantatas from his third Leipzig cycle.

2.01am

Concerto in Gm (after Vivaldi), BWV 975

Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)

2.09am

Cantata No 129: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Gabriele Schreckenbach (alto)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

2.28am

Concerto in G (after Telemann), BWV 986

Peter Watchorn (harpsichord)

2.35am

Cantata No 88: Siehe, ich will viel Fischer aussenden

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Marcel Beekman (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (director)

2.54am

A sequence of chorales and chorale preludes

Chorale and chorale prelude: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland

Chorale BWV 363

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble, Nicol Matt

Chorale preludes, BWV 665 and 666

Hans Fagius (reconstructed baroque organ of Kristine Church, Falun, Sweden)

Chorale BWV 364

Peter Hurford (Phelps/Wolff organ of Our Lady of Sorrows, Toronto).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents a selection of Bach's cantatas from his third Leipzig cycle.

00.00am

Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV 1051

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

00.17am

Cantata No 164: Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet

Christoph Wegermann (soprano)

Paul Esswood (Alto)

Max von Egmond (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

00.35am

Allemande in Cm, BWV 834,

Minuets, BWV 841 and 843

Christopher Hogwood (clavichord)

00.39am

Scherzo in Dm, BWV 844

Zuzanna Ruzickova (harpsichord)

00.42am

Prelude & fughetta in Dm, BWV 899

Maria Tipo (piano)

00.45am

Prelude in Dm, BWV 905

Robert Hill (harpsichord)

00.47am

Cantata No 28: Gottlob! Nun geht das Jahr

Maria Friesehausen (soprano)

Emmy Lisken (alto)

George Jelden (tenor)

Barry McDaniel (bass)

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Fritz Werner (conductor)

01.05am

Chorale Prelude: Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen, BWV 613

Helmut Walcha (Arp Schnitger organ of St Peter and Paul Church Cappel, Switzerland)

01.07am

Concerto in Gm, BWV 983

Peter Watchorn (harpsichord)

01.17am

Cantata No 32: Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen

Elly Ameling (soprano)

Hermann Prey (bass)

German Bach Soloists

Helmut Winschermann (conductor)

1.39am

Chorale: Nun ruhen alle Wälder, BWV 392

Berlin Radio Choir, Ensemble/ Robin Gritton

Chorale Prelude: Nun ruhen alle Wälder, BWV 756

Wolfgang Rubsam (Metzler organ, Frauenfeld)

1.41am

Cantata No 13: Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen

Sandrine Piau (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Sarah Walker

A selection of music by Bach, including a recital from Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibragimova.

Three keyboard fugues, BWV 947, 948 & 949

Michele Barchi (harpsichord)

Sanctus & Christe Eleison, BWV 241 & 242

Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne

Michel Corboz (conductor)

In a specially-recorded recital at The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London, Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibragimova, plays three masterpieces for solo violin - Sonata No 1 in Gm, BWV 1001; Partita No 2 in Dm, BWV 1004; Sonata No 3 in E, BWV 1006.

Aria in F, BWV 587

Werner Jacob (organ)

Cantata No 99: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

Julianne Baird (soprano)

Allan Fast (alto)

Frank Kelly (tenor)

Jan Opalach (bass)

The Bach Ensemble

Joshua Rifkin (director)

Prelude and Fugue in Am, BWV 551

Helmut Walcha (organ).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Sir Roger Norrington talks to Petroc Trelawny about Bach's magnificent last choral work, the Mass in Bm, and introduces the performance of the work he directed at the Proms in July, 2000, commemorating the 250th anniversary of Bach's death.

The Bm Mass - a cornerstone of Western music - gloriously displays what one of Bach's sons called his 'most skilled artistry'.

'How strange, how new, how expressive, how beautiful.'

Mass in Bm, BWV 232

Dominique Labelle (soprano)

Annette Markert (mezzo-soprano)

David Daniels (counter-tenor)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Alastair Miles (bass)

Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

Partita No 4 in D, BWV 828

Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Lucie Skeaping

Performances of celebratory and wedding cantatas, presented by Lucie Skeaping.

Plus reflections from Emma Kirkby and Christopher Hogwood.

Chromatic fantasia and fugue, BWV 903a

Christopher Hogwood (clavichord)

Cantata No 210: O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (director)

Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV 1050

The Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord/director)

Bist du bein mir, BWV 508

Gedänke doch mein Geist, BWV 509

Cantata No.

207: Vereingte Zweitracht der wechselnden Saiten

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

Suite No 3 in C, BWV 1009

Pieter Wispelwey (cello)

Cantata No 174: Ich liebe den Höchsten

Julia Hamari (alto)

Aldo Baldin (tenor)

Wolfgang Schöne (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart

Württemburg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn

Helmuth Rilling (director)

Kyrie in F - Christe du Lamm Gottes, BWV 233a

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart/ Helmuth Rilling

Mass in F, BWV 233

Ann Monoyios (soprano)

Angus Davidson (alto)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Paul McCreesh (director).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

With Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner who introduce cantatas composed for Jubilate Sunday, the third Sunday of Easter, including performances given in the 15th century Schlosskirche in Altenburg during the Monteverdi Choir's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in 2000.

Cantata No 12: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

William Towers (countertenor)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Julian Clarkson (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata 103: Ihr werdet weinen und heulen

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Hannover Boys' Choir

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Gustav Leonhardt (conductor)

Cantata No 146: Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen

Brigitte Geller (soprano)

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Andrew Mcgregor

Andrew Mcgregor samples some recent Bach recordings including violin music played by Julia Fischer, Leonidas Kavakos and Gidon Kremer.

Graeme Kay looks at the available recordings of Bach's complete organ music and chooses some representative examples.

Cantata No 150: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Carlos Mena (alto)

Jan Kobow (tenor)

Stephan Macleod (bass)

Ricercar Consort

Philippe Pierlot (director)

A selection of the Organ Chorales from the Neumeister Collection, BWV 1090 - 1120

Hans Helmut Tillmanns (organ).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty's guest is Dame Janet Baker.

Concerto in C, BWV 976 (after Vivaldi Op 3 No 12)

Colin Booth (harpsichord)

Cantata No 169: Gott soll allein mein Herze haben

Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)

Bath Festival Orchestra

Yehudi Menuhin (conductor)

Duet: Wie selig sind doch sie, Cantata No 80

Janet Baker (contralto)

Theo Altmeyer (tenor)

Consortium Musicum

Wolfgang Gonnenwein (conductor)

Cantata No 170: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust

Philip Ledger (organ)

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Neville Marriner (conductor)

Cantata No 117: Sei Lob und Ehr dem hochsten Gut, BWV 117

Rene Jacobs (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Max van Egmond (bass)

Hannover Children's Choir

Collegium Vocale Gent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (conductor)

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 531

Piet Kee (organ)

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Martin Handley

Radio 3's celebration of Bach nears its conclusion with contributions from Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emma Kirkby, Davitt Moroney, Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood, Dame Gillian Weir, Joanna MacGregor, Sir Roger Norrington, Dame Janet Baker and Andrew Parrott.

Also featured are the Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Armando Iannucci, Siobhan Davies, Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, Ian Mcewan, Wynton Marsalis, Nitin Sawhney, Andrew Marr and Alain de Botton.

Simon Heighes contributes Bach Bites; short introductions to various aspects of Bach's life and works and Peter Dyke follows Bach's footsteps from Arnstadt to Lubeck.

Menuets in G and G m, BWV anhalt 114 & 115

(Anna Magdalena Notebook)

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Cantata No 192: Nun Danket all Gott

Helen Donath (soprano)

Niklaus Tuller (bass)

Frankfurter Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmut Rilling (conductor)

Sonata in Bm, BWV 1030

Aurele Nicolet (flute)

Karl Richter (harpsichord)

Suite in B flat, BWV 821

Robert Hill (harpsichord)

Cantata No 122: Das neugeborne Kindelein, BWV 122

Vasiljka Jezovsek (soprano)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

Concerto in F, BWV 1057

Andrei Gavrilov (piano)

Susan Milan and Lenor Smith (flute)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

Trio in Dm, BWV 583

Simon Preston (Klais organ of St John's Smith Square, London)

Motet: Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt, BWV Anh 160

BBC Singers

Richard Pearce (organ continuo)

Peter McCarthy (violone)

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents a selection of Bach's cantatas from his third Leipzig cycle.

4.28am

Cantata No 17: Wer Dank opfert, der reiset mich

Sandrine Piau (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir/ Ton Koopman

4.43am

Prelude and fugue in Am BWV 897

Christian Rieger (harpsichord)

Prelude and fugue in B flat, BWV 898

Glenn Gould (piano)

4.55am

Chorales: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz, BWV 420 & 421

Gächinger Kantorei, Bach Collegium Stuttgart/Helmuth Rilling

4.57am

Cantata No 47: Wer sich selbst erhohet

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart/ Helmuth Rilling

5.21am

Prelude in Am, BWV 569

Fantasia in C, BWV 570

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Stadtkirche St Michael, Rheinfeld)

5.30am

Sigiswald Kuijken introduces his recording of Cantata No 49: Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen

Nancy Argenta (soprano)

La Petite Bande/ Sigiswald Kuijken

5.56am

Sacred songs: Mein Jesu! Was fur Seelenweh, BWV 487

O finstre Nacht, BWV 492

O liebe Seele, zieh' die Sinnen, BWV 494

Jaap ter Linden (cello)

Ton Koopman (organ)

6.04am

Sinfonia in F, BWV 1046a

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

6.09am

3 part Ricercar (A Musical Offering)

Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)

6.14am

Trio Sonata (A Musical Offering)

Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

6.33am

6 part Ricercar (A Musical Offering)

Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall

6.41am

Emma Kirkby introduces

Cantata No 52: Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht

Seppi Kronwitter (soprano)

Hannover Boys' Choir

Leonhardt Consort/Gustav Leonhardt

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20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents a selection of Bach's cantatas from his third Leipzig cycle.

3.05am

Chorale and Chorale prelude: Gott's Sohn ist kommen

Chorale, BWV 318

Berlin Radio Choir, ensemble/ Robin Gritton

Chorale prelude, BWV 703

Peter Hurford (Phelps/Wolff organ of Our Lady of Sorrows, Toronto)

3.08am

Chorale and Chorale prelude: Heut' triumphiert Gottes Sohn

Chorale, BWV 342

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble/ Nicol Matt

Chorale prelude, BWV 630

Hans Fagius (Mats Arvidson organ, Mariefred Church, Sweden)

3.10am

Chorales and Chorale prelude: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir

Chorales, BWV 326 and BWV 328

Gächinger Kantorei, ensemble

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Chorale prelude, BWV 725

Gerhard Gnann (Metzler organ of Pfarrkirche St Martin, Staufen im Breisgau)

3.31am

Cantata No 187: Es wartet alles auf dich

Edith Mathis (soprano)

Julia Hamari (alto)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)

Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra

Karl Richter (conductor)

3.52am

Zebedee Soanes introduces

Fugue in Gm, BWV 578

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Stadtkirche St Michael, Rheinfelden, Switzerland)

3.57am

Cantata No 45: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Knut Schoch (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (director)

4.16am

Canon a 4, BWV 1074 Canon a 2 perpetuus, BWV 1075

Musica Antiqua Cologne

Reinhard Goebel (director/violin)

4.19am

6 part Ricercar (A Musical Offering) orch Webern

Munich Chamber Orchestra

Christoph Poppen (conductor).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents a selection of Bach's cantatas from his third Leipzig cycle.

2.01am

Concerto in Gm (after Vivaldi), BWV 975

Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)

2.09am

Cantata No 129: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Gabriele Schreckenbach (alto)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

2.28am

Concerto in G (after Telemann), BWV 986

Peter Watchorn (harpsichord)

2.35am

Cantata No 88: Siehe, ich will viel Fischer aussenden

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Marcel Beekman (tenor)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (director)

2.54am

A sequence of chorales and chorale preludes

Chorale and chorale prelude: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland

Chorale BWV 363

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble, Nicol Matt

Chorale preludes, BWV 665 and 666

Hans Fagius (reconstructed baroque organ of Kristine Church, Falun, Sweden)

Chorale BWV 364

Peter Hurford (Phelps/Wolff organ of Our Lady of Sorrows, Toronto).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Louise Fryer

Louise Fryer presents a selection of Bach's cantatas from his third Leipzig cycle.

00.00am

Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV 1051

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

00.17am

Cantata No 164: Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet

Christoph Wegermann (soprano)

Paul Esswood (Alto)

Max von Egmond (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

00.35am

Allemande in Cm, BWV 834,

Minuets, BWV 841 and 843

Christopher Hogwood (clavichord)

00.39am

Scherzo in Dm, BWV 844

Zuzanna Ruzickova (harpsichord)

00.42am

Prelude & fughetta in Dm, BWV 899

Maria Tipo (piano)

00.45am

Prelude in Dm, BWV 905

Robert Hill (harpsichord)

00.47am

Cantata No 28: Gottlob! Nun geht das Jahr

Maria Friesehausen (soprano)

Emmy Lisken (alto)

George Jelden (tenor)

Barry McDaniel (bass)

Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Fritz Werner (conductor)

01.05am

Chorale Prelude: Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen, BWV 613

Helmut Walcha (Arp Schnitger organ of St Peter and Paul Church Cappel, Switzerland)

01.07am

Concerto in Gm, BWV 983

Peter Watchorn (harpsichord)

01.17am

Cantata No 32: Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen

Elly Ameling (soprano)

Hermann Prey (bass)

German Bach Soloists

Helmut Winschermann (conductor)

1.39am

Chorale: Nun ruhen alle Wälder, BWV 392

Berlin Radio Choir, Ensemble/ Robin Gritton

Chorale Prelude: Nun ruhen alle Wälder, BWV 756

Wolfgang Rubsam (Metzler organ, Frauenfeld)

1.41am

Cantata No 13: Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen

Sandrine Piau (soprano)

Bogna Bartosz (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Sarah Walker

A selection of music by Bach, including a recital from Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibragimova.

Three keyboard fugues, BWV 947, 948 & 949

Michele Barchi (harpsichord)

Sanctus & Christe Eleison, BWV 241 & 242

Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne

Michel Corboz (conductor)

In a specially-recorded recital at The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London, Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibragimova, plays three masterpieces for solo violin - Sonata No 1 in Gm, BWV 1001; Partita No 2 in Dm, BWV 1004; Sonata No 3 in E, BWV 1006.

Aria in F, BWV 587

Werner Jacob (organ)

Cantata No 99: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

Julianne Baird (soprano)

Allan Fast (alto)

Frank Kelly (tenor)

Jan Opalach (bass)

The Bach Ensemble

Joshua Rifkin (director)

Prelude and Fugue in Am, BWV 551

Helmut Walcha (organ).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Petroc Trelawny

Sir Roger Norrington talks to Petroc Trelawny about Bach's magnificent last choral work, the Mass in Bm, and introduces the performance of the work he directed at the Proms in July, 2000, commemorating the 250th anniversary of Bach's death.

The Bm Mass - a cornerstone of Western music - gloriously displays what one of Bach's sons called his 'most skilled artistry'.

'How strange, how new, how expressive, how beautiful.'

Mass in Bm, BWV 232

Dominique Labelle (soprano)

Annette Markert (mezzo-soprano)

David Daniels (counter-tenor)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Alastair Miles (bass)

Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

Partita No 4 in D, BWV 828

Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Lucie Skeaping

Performances of celebratory and wedding cantatas, presented by Lucie Skeaping.

Plus reflections from Emma Kirkby and Christopher Hogwood.

Chromatic fantasia and fugue, BWV 903a

Christopher Hogwood (clavichord)

Cantata No 210: O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (director)

Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV 1050

The Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord/director)

Bist du bein mir, BWV 508

Gedänke doch mein Geist, BWV 509

Cantata No.

207: Vereingte Zweitracht der wechselnden Saiten

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

Suite No 3 in C, BWV 1009

Pieter Wispelwey (cello)

Cantata No 174: Ich liebe den Höchsten

Julia Hamari (alto)

Aldo Baldin (tenor)

Wolfgang Schöne (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart

Württemburg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn

Helmuth Rilling (director)

Kyrie in F - Christe du Lamm Gottes, BWV 233a

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart/ Helmuth Rilling

Mass in F, BWV 233

Ann Monoyios (soprano)

Angus Davidson (alto)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Paul McCreesh (director).

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

With Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner who introduce cantatas composed for Jubilate Sunday, the third Sunday of Easter, including performances given in the 15th century Schlosskirche in Altenburg during the Monteverdi Choir's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in 2000.

Cantata No 12: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

William Towers (countertenor)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Julian Clarkson (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata 103: Ihr werdet weinen und heulen

Paul Esswood (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Hannover Boys' Choir

Collegium Vocale Ghent

Gustav Leonhardt (conductor)

Cantata No 146: Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen

Brigitte Geller (soprano)

20051224

Saturday 24 Dec

Andrew Mcgregor

Andrew Mcgregor samples some recent Bach recordings including violin music played by Julia Fischer, Leonidas Kavakos and Gidon Kremer.

Graeme Kay looks at the available recordings of Bach's complete organ music and chooses some representative examples.

Cantata No 150: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Carlos Mena (alto)

Jan Kobow (tenor)

Stephan Macleod (bass)

Ricercar Consort

Philippe Pierlot (director)

A selection of the Organ Chorales from the Neumeister Collection, BWV 1090 - 1120

Hans Helmut Tillmanns (organ).

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Rob Cowan

Continuing the season celebrating the work of Bach.

Concerto in Dm for two violins, BWV 1043

Arthur Grumiaux, Herman Krebbers (violin)

Les Solistes Romands

Arpad Gérecz (conductor)

Concerto No 5 in Fm, BWV 1056 - Largo (arr Cortot)

Alfred Cortot (piano)

Cantata No 131: Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir

The Bach Ensemble

Joshua Rifkin (director)

Prelude & Fugue in Em, BWV 548

Albert Schweitzer (organ)

Peasant Cantata, BWV 212

Elly Ameling (soprano)

Sigmund Nimsgern (bass)

Gerald English (tenor)

Collegium Aureum

Reinhardt Peters (conductor)

Cello Suite No 2 in Dm, BWV 1008

Pablo Casals (cello)

Sonata in G - Adagio, BWV 968

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Magnificat in D, BWV 243

Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (contralto)

Rainer Trost (tenor)

Olaf Bär (baritone)

RIAS Chamber Choir

C Ph E Bach Chamber Orchestra

Peter Schreier (conductor)

Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971

Stanislav Bunin (piano)

Fantasia & Fugue in Gm, BWV 542 (orch.

Mitropoulos)

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor).

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Martin Handley

Continuing the season celebrating the work of Bach.

From 7.00am

Sanctus, BWV 238

Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

Flute Sonata in A, BWV 1032

Frans Bruggen (transverse flute)

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Cantata No 133, Ich freue mich in dir

Sebastian Hennig (boy soprano)

Rene Jacobs (alto)

Marius van Altena (tenor)

Max van Egmond (bass)

Hannover Boys' Choir

Collegium Vocale, Gent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

Canzona in Dm, BWV 588

Ton Koopman (organ of Grote Kerk, Maassluis)

From 8.00am

Prelude and Fugue No 18 in G sharp m, BWV 887

(Well-tempered Clavier, Bk 2)

Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

Cantata No 200: Bekennen will ich seinen Namen

Robin Tyson (counter tenor)

The English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

Pierre Monteux (conductor)

Cantata No 154, Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren

Bernhard Landauer (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director).

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including a reconstruction of Bach's St Mark Passion, and his final, and unfinished, contrapuntal masterpiece - The Art of Fugue.

6.09am

Cantata No 142: Uns ist ein Kind geboren

Artur Stefanowicz (alto)

Rodrigo Orrego (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Collegium Instrumentale Brugense

Capella Brugenisis

6.25am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapunctus 9, unfinished fugue

Arte dei Suonatori

Alan Rasmussen (organ)

6.37am

Chorale prelude, Vor deinem Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668

06.43am

Simon Russell Beale introduces

Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV 1049

Adolph Busch (violin)

Marcel and Louis Moyse (flutes)

Busch Chamber Players.

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including a reconstruction of Bach's St Mark Passion, and his final, and unfinished, contrapuntal masterpiece - The Art of Fugue.

4.23am

Cantata No 171: Gott, wie dein Name

Helmut Wittek (soprano)

Panito Iconomou (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Robert Holl (bass)

Tolz Boys' Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt

4.39am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapuncti 8, 11 & 5

Arte dei Suonatori, Alan Rasmussen (organ)

4.56am

Sacred Songs

So gibst du nun, mein Jesu, BWV 501

So wünsch ich mir zu guter Letzt, BWV 502

Steh ich bei meinem Gott, BWV 503

Vergiss mei nicht, BWV 504

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Bob van Asperen (keyboards)

Wouter Moller (cello)

5.06am

Chorale Preludes

Allein Gott in die Höh sei Ehr, BWV 711

In dich hat ich gehofet, Herr, BWV 712

Fantasia super Jesu meine Freude, BWV 713

Peter Hurford (Ronald Sharp - organ of Knox Grammar School Chapel, Sydney, Australia)

5.15am

A selection of Chorales: BWV 403-407

O Mensch, schau Jesum Christum an BWV 403; O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid, BWV 404; O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen, BWV 405 & 406; O wir armen Sunden, BWV 407

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble/ Nicol Matt

5.20am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapuncti 4, 2 & 13

Arte dei Suonatori

Alan Rasmussen (organ)

5.34am

Cantata No 72: Alles nur nach Gottes Willen

Maria Friesehausen (soprano)

Barbara Scherler (alto)

Bruce Abel (bass)

Heinrich Schutz Choir

Wurttemburg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn/ Fritz Werner

5.54am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapuncti 10, 17, 15 & 12

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Sunday 25 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including a reconstruction of Bach's St Mark Passion, and his final, and unfinished, contrapuntal masterpiece - The Art of Fugue.

3.01am

Credo in unum Deum, BWV 1081; Suscepit Israel (after Caldara), BWV 1082

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

3.04am

Cantata fragment 120a: Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Marcus Ullmann (tenor)

Andreas Schmidt (bass)

Bach Collegium Stuttgart/Helmuth Rilling

3.20am

Prelude in G, BWV 568; Fugue in G, BWV 576

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Stadtkirche, St Michael, Rheinfelden in Switzerland)

3.27am

Cantata Fragment No 36b: Die Freude reget sich

Christiane Oelze (soprano)

Marcus Uhlmann (tenor)

3.35am

Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 541

Marie-Claire Alain (Christian Muller organ, St Bavokerk, Haarlem)

3.42am

Sacred Songs

Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, BWV 495; Mein Jesu, dem die Seraphinen, BWV 496; Mein Jesu! das vor Seelenweh, BWV 497; Nicht so traurig, nicht so sehr, BWV 499

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Bob van Asperen (keyboards)

Wouter Moller (cello)

3.52am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapuncti 1, 3, 6 & 7

Arte dei Suonatori

Alan Rasmussen (organ)

4.07am

Chorales Der Tag, das ist so freudenreich, BWV 294

Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 283

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble

Nicol Matt

Chorale Preludes, BWV 719 & 620

Christopher Herrick (organ)

4.14am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapuncti 16 & 14

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including a reconstruction of Bach's St Mark Passion, and his final, and unfinished, contrapuntal masterpiece - The Art of Fugue.

12.00am

St Mark Passion, BWV 247 (reconstructed Heighes)

Evangelist....Rogers Covey-Crump

Jesus....Gordon Jones

Connor Burrowes (soprano)

David James (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Teppo Tolonen (baritone)

The Ring Ensemble of Finland

European Union Baroque Orchestra

Roy Goodman (conductor)

1.44am

Canon trias harmonica, BWV 1072; Canon super fa mi a 7, post tempus musicum, BWV 1078; Canon concordia discors, BWV 1086

Musica Antiqua Cologne

Reinhard Goebel (violin/director)

1.49am

Cantata No 100: Was Gott tut, das is wohlgetan

Malin Hartelius (soprano)

William Towers (alto)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

2.10am

Fantasia in G, BWV 571; Fantasia in Cm, BWV 1121 (BWV anhalt 205)

Ton Koopman (Arp Schnitger organ of Michaelskerk, Groningen)

2.21am

Cantata No 197: Gott ist unsre Zuversicht

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (director)

2.49am

Cantata fragment 197a: Ehre sei Gott

Michael Volle (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (director)

2.56am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

Fugue for 2 claviers (from Contrapunctus 13)

Andreas Staier, Robert Hill (harpsichord).

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald and John conclude their survey of Bach's sacred cantatas, with a celebration of Christmas through works written for the season and originally performed as part of Bach's Leipzig cantata cycles.

Cantata No 91: Gelobet seist du, Jesus Christ

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Robin Tyson (alto)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 121: Christum wir sollen loben schon

Markus Huber (treble)

Paul Esswood (counter-tenor)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Tölz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Wien

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

Cantata No 191: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Ileana Cotrubas (soprano)

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke

German Bach Soloists

Helmut Winschermann (conductor)

Cantata No 63: Christen, ätzet diesen Tag

Ann Monoyios (soprano)

Sara Mingardo (contralto)

Rufus Müller (tenor)

Stephan Loges (bass)

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Lucie Skeaping

Concluding the Bach season, featuring cantatas and the Christmas Oratorio, preceded by comments from Dr Rowan Williams, The Archbishop of Canterbury.

Cantata No 123: Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen

Franziska Gottwald (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

A selection from the '48' by keyboard players past and present

Cantata No 124: Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht

Arleen Augér (soprano)

Helen Watts (alto)

Aldo Baldin (tenor)

Wolfgang Schöne (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Partita No 6 in Em, BWV 830

Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord)

Dr Rowan Williams, The Archbishop of Canterbury talks about

Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 (Parts 4-6)

Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben; Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen; Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

James Bowman (counter-tenor)

Neil Mackie (tenor)

Simon Birchall (bass)

Westminster Abbey Choir

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Martin Neary (conductor).

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Rob Cowan

Continuing the season celebrating the work of Bach.

Concerto in Dm for two violins, BWV 1043

Arthur Grumiaux, Herman Krebbers (violin)

Les Solistes Romands

Arpad Gérecz (conductor)

Concerto No 5 in Fm, BWV 1056 - Largo (arr Cortot)

Alfred Cortot (piano)

Cantata No 131: Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir

The Bach Ensemble

Joshua Rifkin (director)

Prelude & Fugue in Em, BWV 548

Albert Schweitzer (organ)

Peasant Cantata, BWV 212

Elly Ameling (soprano)

Sigmund Nimsgern (bass)

Gerald English (tenor)

Collegium Aureum

Reinhardt Peters (conductor)

Cello Suite No 2 in Dm, BWV 1008

Pablo Casals (cello)

Sonata in G - Adagio, BWV 968

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Magnificat in D, BWV 243

Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (contralto)

Rainer Trost (tenor)

Olaf Bär (baritone)

RIAS Chamber Choir

C Ph E Bach Chamber Orchestra

Peter Schreier (conductor)

Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971

Stanislav Bunin (piano)

Fantasia & Fugue in Gm, BWV 542 (orch.

Mitropoulos)

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor).

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Martin Handley

Continuing the season celebrating the work of Bach.

From 7.00am

Sanctus, BWV 238

Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

Flute Sonata in A, BWV 1032

Frans Bruggen (transverse flute)

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Cantata No 133, Ich freue mich in dir

Sebastian Hennig (boy soprano)

Rene Jacobs (alto)

Marius van Altena (tenor)

Max van Egmond (bass)

Hannover Boys' Choir

Collegium Vocale, Gent

Leonhardt Consort

Gustav Leonhardt (director)

Canzona in Dm, BWV 588

Ton Koopman (organ of Grote Kerk, Maassluis)

From 8.00am

Prelude and Fugue No 18 in G sharp m, BWV 887

(Well-tempered Clavier, Bk 2)

Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

Cantata No 200: Bekennen will ich seinen Namen

Robin Tyson (counter tenor)

The English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

Pierre Monteux (conductor)

Cantata No 154, Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren

Bernhard Landauer (alto)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director).

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including a reconstruction of Bach's St Mark Passion, and his final, and unfinished, contrapuntal masterpiece - The Art of Fugue.

6.09am

Cantata No 142: Uns ist ein Kind geboren

Artur Stefanowicz (alto)

Rodrigo Orrego (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Collegium Instrumentale Brugense

Capella Brugenisis

6.25am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapunctus 9, unfinished fugue

Arte dei Suonatori

Alan Rasmussen (organ)

6.37am

Chorale prelude, Vor deinem Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668

06.43am

Simon Russell Beale introduces

Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV 1049

Adolph Busch (violin)

Marcel and Louis Moyse (flutes)

Busch Chamber Players.

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including a reconstruction of Bach's St Mark Passion, and his final, and unfinished, contrapuntal masterpiece - The Art of Fugue.

4.23am

Cantata No 171: Gott, wie dein Name

Helmut Wittek (soprano)

Panito Iconomou (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Robert Holl (bass)

Tolz Boys' Choir

Concentus Musicus Vienna/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt

4.39am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapuncti 8, 11 & 5

Arte dei Suonatori, Alan Rasmussen (organ)

4.56am

Sacred Songs

So gibst du nun, mein Jesu, BWV 501

So wünsch ich mir zu guter Letzt, BWV 502

Steh ich bei meinem Gott, BWV 503

Vergiss mei nicht, BWV 504

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Bob van Asperen (keyboards)

Wouter Moller (cello)

5.06am

Chorale Preludes

Allein Gott in die Höh sei Ehr, BWV 711

In dich hat ich gehofet, Herr, BWV 712

Fantasia super Jesu meine Freude, BWV 713

Peter Hurford (Ronald Sharp - organ of Knox Grammar School Chapel, Sydney, Australia)

5.15am

A selection of Chorales: BWV 403-407

O Mensch, schau Jesum Christum an BWV 403; O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid, BWV 404; O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen, BWV 405 & 406; O wir armen Sunden, BWV 407

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble/ Nicol Matt

5.20am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapuncti 4, 2 & 13

Arte dei Suonatori

Alan Rasmussen (organ)

5.34am

Cantata No 72: Alles nur nach Gottes Willen

Maria Friesehausen (soprano)

Barbara Scherler (alto)

Bruce Abel (bass)

Heinrich Schutz Choir

Wurttemburg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn/ Fritz Werner

5.54am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapuncti 10, 17, 15 & 12

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20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including a reconstruction of Bach's St Mark Passion, and his final, and unfinished, contrapuntal masterpiece - The Art of Fugue.

3.01am

Credo in unum Deum, BWV 1081; Suscepit Israel (after Caldara), BWV 1082

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

3.04am

Cantata fragment 120a: Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge

Ingeborg Danz (alto)

Marcus Ullmann (tenor)

Andreas Schmidt (bass)

Bach Collegium Stuttgart/Helmuth Rilling

3.20am

Prelude in G, BWV 568; Fugue in G, BWV 576

Christopher Herrick (Metzler organ of Stadtkirche, St Michael, Rheinfelden in Switzerland)

3.27am

Cantata Fragment No 36b: Die Freude reget sich

Christiane Oelze (soprano)

Marcus Uhlmann (tenor)

3.35am

Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 541

Marie-Claire Alain (Christian Muller organ, St Bavokerk, Haarlem)

3.42am

Sacred Songs

Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, BWV 495; Mein Jesu, dem die Seraphinen, BWV 496; Mein Jesu! das vor Seelenweh, BWV 497; Nicht so traurig, nicht so sehr, BWV 499

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Bob van Asperen (keyboards)

Wouter Moller (cello)

3.52am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapuncti 1, 3, 6 & 7

Arte dei Suonatori

Alan Rasmussen (organ)

4.07am

Chorales Der Tag, das ist so freudenreich, BWV 294

Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 283

Nordic Chamber Choir, ensemble

Nicol Matt

Chorale Preludes, BWV 719 & 620

Christopher Herrick (organ)

4.14am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapuncti 16 & 14

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Louise Fryer

Including a reconstruction of Bach's St Mark Passion, and his final, and unfinished, contrapuntal masterpiece - The Art of Fugue.

12.00am

St Mark Passion, BWV 247 (reconstructed Heighes)

Evangelist....Rogers Covey-Crump

Jesus....Gordon Jones

Connor Burrowes (soprano)

David James (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Teppo Tolonen (baritone)

The Ring Ensemble of Finland

European Union Baroque Orchestra

Roy Goodman (conductor)

1.44am

Canon trias harmonica, BWV 1072; Canon super fa mi a 7, post tempus musicum, BWV 1078; Canon concordia discors, BWV 1086

Musica Antiqua Cologne

Reinhard Goebel (violin/director)

1.49am

Cantata No 100: Was Gott tut, das is wohlgetan

Malin Hartelius (soprano)

William Towers (alto)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

2.10am

Fantasia in G, BWV 571; Fantasia in Cm, BWV 1121 (BWV anhalt 205)

Ton Koopman (Arp Schnitger organ of Michaelskerk, Groningen)

2.21am

Cantata No 197: Gott ist unsre Zuversicht

Ruth Holton (soprano)

Sytse Buwalda (alto)

Bas Ramselaar (bass)

Holland Boys' Choir

Netherlands Bach Collegium

Pieter Jan Leusink (director)

2.49am

Cantata fragment 197a: Ehre sei Gott

Michael Volle (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (director)

2.56am

Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

Fugue for 2 claviers (from Contrapunctus 13)

Andreas Staier, Robert Hill (harpsichord).

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Donald Macleod and John Eliot Gardiner

Donald and John conclude their survey of Bach's sacred cantatas, with a celebration of Christmas through works written for the season and originally performed as part of Bach's Leipzig cantata cycles.

Cantata No 91: Gelobet seist du, Jesus Christ

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Robin Tyson (alto)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cantata No 121: Christum wir sollen loben schon

Markus Huber (treble)

Paul Esswood (counter-tenor)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)

Tölz Boys Choir

Concentus Musicus Wien

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

Cantata No 191: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Ileana Cotrubas (soprano)

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke

German Bach Soloists

Helmut Winschermann (conductor)

Cantata No 63: Christen, ätzet diesen Tag

Ann Monoyios (soprano)

Sara Mingardo (contralto)

Rufus Müller (tenor)

Stephan Loges (bass)

20051225

Sunday 25 Dec

Lucie Skeaping

Concluding the Bach season, featuring cantatas and the Christmas Oratorio, preceded by comments from Dr Rowan Williams, The Archbishop of Canterbury.

Cantata No 123: Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen

Franziska Gottwald (alto)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Ton Koopman (director)

A selection from the '48' by keyboard players past and present

Cantata No 124: Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht

Arleen Augér (soprano)

Helen Watts (alto)

Aldo Baldin (tenor)

Wolfgang Schöne (bass)

Gächinger Kantorei

Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Partita No 6 in Em, BWV 830

Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord)

Dr Rowan Williams, The Archbishop of Canterbury talks about

Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 (Parts 4-6)

Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben; Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen; Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

James Bowman (counter-tenor)

Neil Mackie (tenor)

Simon Birchall (bass)

Westminster Abbey Choir

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Martin Neary (conductor).