Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena, performs Bach's Cantata No 147, and Bruckner's Symphony No 9.
Bach: Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
Julia Doyle (soprano)
Robin Blaze (counter tenor)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Roderick Williams (bass)
Manchester Chamber Choir (chorus master Justin Doyle)
From the blackest depths, Anton Bruckner reached out and struggled towards the light. He never made it, but in his Ninth Symphony he left us one of the greatest spiritual odysseys in all music. The BBC Philharmonic's previous performances of Bach and Bruckner together have won exceptional critical praise. You don't need to be religious to be moved by this music, nor to be refreshed by Bach's joyous Cantata No 147, which includes the famous chorale known as 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring'.