Bach Birthday Bash!

March 21, 2021, 6:00 am

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All day long, tune in to hear WFMT’s celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach, who was born on this date in 1685.

Programming highlights include:

  • 9: 00 am: Cantata 140 “Wachet auf…” featuring the Monteverdi Choir and The English Chamber Soloists under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • 10:00 am New Release: a new recording of Bach’s Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1039
  • A complete presentation of the Brandenburg Concertos
    • 12:00 pm hour: Concerto No. 1
    • 1:00 pm hour: Concerto No. 2
    • 2:00 pm hour: Concerto No. 3
    • 4:00 pm hour: Concerto No. 4
    • 5:00 pm hour: Concerto No. 5
    • 7:00 pm hour: Concerto No. 6
  • Selections from Bachianas Brasileiras, an homage to Bach by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, can be heard throughout Sunday Afternoons with Robbie Ellis
  • A selection from Book 2 of The Well-Tempered Clavier in the 4:00 pm hour