Bach Sleeps in on Sundays

January 1, 2019, 7:00 pm

Share this Post

JS Bach spent most of his life in service to the Lutheran church. And as Bill notes, “Bach family members worked as church musicians from the time of Martin Luther to Otto von Bismarck… nearly 400 years.” Yet JS Bach also wrote wonderful, enduring secular music — especially during a five-year period (1717-22) working for Prince Leopold — when he wrote the cello suites, violin sonatas and partitas, and Brandenburg Concertos. Bill chronicles this intensely creative period in the story of JS Bach.

Playlist

Episode 1

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Matthäus-Passion
Decca 421 177; :57

Antonio Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons (excerpt)
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, violin
The Four Seasons
Arch 400045; 1:12

J.S. Bach: Partita No. 3 in E Major (excerpts)
Hahn, violin
Hilary Hahn Plays Bach
Sony 62793; 3:29, 6:35, 1:50

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Schiff, piano
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
London 414388; 8:10

J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major (excerpts)
Casals, violoncello
Suites For Cello, Volume 1
EMI 61028; 6:55

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/Shifrin
Bach: The Six Brandenburg Concertos
Delos 3185; 19:44

Episode 2

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 11 in D Major, RV 565
English Concert/Pinnock
Vivaldi: Concerti “L’estro armonico”
Archiv 423094; 7:34

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 12 in E Major, finale (excerpt)
English Concert/Pinnock
Vivaldi: Concerti “L’estro armonico”
Archiv 423094; :46

J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in C Major, BWV 976
Katsaris, piano
Bach’s Italian Journey
Sony 66272; :18, 2:30

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051, finale
English Concert/Pinnock
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
Archiv 413629; 5:21

J.S. Bach: Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1004
Perlman, violin
Sonaten Und Partiten
EMI 49483; 15:46

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Musica Antiqua Köln/Goebel
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Archiv 423116; 13:42

Episode 3

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 9 in F major, I & II
English Concert/Pinnock
12 Concerti Grossi Op. 6
Archiv 423 626-2; 3:59

George Frideric Handel: Concerto Op. 6 No. 2 in F major, I & II
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Concerti Grossi, Op. 6
DG 447 733-2; 5:57

J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin in a minor (excerpt)
Milstein, violin
Nightmoods – Solo Journey
DG 453901; 4:31

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048, finale
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Orchestral Suites
Phil 400 076-2; 5:32

 

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Schiff, piano
Chorale Partitas BWV 766, 767, 768, 770
DG 427668; 12:34

J.S. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in d minor (excerpt)
Presto, organ
Violin Sonatas
HM 907250.51; 5:20

Episode 4

J.S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825 (excerpt)
Gould, piano
Partita No. 1 In B Flat Major, Partita No. 2 in C Minor, Partita No. 3 in A Minor
Sony 87767; 1:51

J.S. Bach: Sonata in b minor for violin & harpsichord, BWV 1014 (excerpt)
Laredo, violin; Gould, piano
Sonatas For Violin & Harpsichord BWV 1014-1019
Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba & Harpisichord BWV 1027-1029
Sony 52615; 9:06

J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Casals, violoncello
Suites For Cello, Volume 1
EMI 61028; 16:04

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, violin
J.S. Bach – Compact Disc Edition
Archiv 413 629; 20:13

Episode 5

J.S. Bach: Prelude & Fugue in C-sharp minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Schiff, piano
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
London 414388; 4:00

J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello No. 4 in E-flat Major (excerpts)
Rostropovich, violoncello
Cello-Suiten
EMI 55364; 10:28

J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
Podger, violin; Pinnock, harpsichord
The Complete Sonatas For Violin And Obligato Harpsichord
Channel Classics 14798; 16:35

J.S. Bach: “Erbarme dich” from St. Matthew Passion (excerpt)
CSO/Solti; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Matthäus-Passion
London 421 177; 2:07

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047
CSO/Levine; Herseth, trumpet; Magad, violin; Peck, flute; Still, oboe
Music From Ravinia, James Levine Plays And Conducts Bach
RCA 61365; 12:02

J.S. Bach: Prelude & Fugue in E major from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Schiff, piano
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
London 414388; 2:30