May 14, 2020

Episode 30: Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, part 1

We’ll look at Sonata No.1 in F Minor, BWV 1001, and Partita No, 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002.

Apr 14, 2020

Episode 29: Bach’s Cantatas for Quasimodo Geniti Sunday

We’ll look at two cantatas from Quasimodo Geniti Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter: Cantata BWV 67, titled in English Translation “Hold in Remembrance Jesus Christ,” and BWV 42, in English Translation "On the Evening of the Same Sabbath.”

Mar 9, 2020

Episode 28: Bach’s Early Works for Organ

We’re going to look at various early organ works by Bach including Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 531; Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 533; “Little” G Minor Fugue, BWV 578; Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565; and Chorale Prelude BWV 599 from “Das Orgel-Buchlein.”

Feb 10, 2020

Episode 27: Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

We’re going to look at Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, perhaps the most remarkable set of variations composed in the Baroque period.

Jan 15, 2020

Episode 26: Bach’s Contemporaries–G. P. Telemann, part 2

We’re going to surveyTelemann’s instrumental music, from unaccompanied works for violin to keyboard fantasias, solo sonatas, trio sonatas, quartets, and works for orchestra.

Dec 11, 2019

Episode 25: Bach’s Christmas Cantatas

We’re going to look at two of Bach’s Christmas Cantatas, BWV 91, “Praised Be You, Jesus Christ,” and BWV 110, “May Our Mouths be filled with Laughter.”

Nov 21, 2019

Episode 24: Bach’s Contemporaries–G. P. Telemann, part 1

We’ll survey the vocal/choral music of G. P. Telemann.

Nov 1, 2019

Episode 23: Bach’s Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, part 2

We'll look at two more of Bach's sonatas for violin with harpsichord obbligato: Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018; and Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019.

Oct 1, 2019

Episode 22: Bach’s Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, part 1

We'll look at two of Bach's sonatas for violin with harpsichord obbligato: Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014, and Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015.

Aug 9, 2019

Episode 21: Bach’s Wedding Cantatas–BWV 202 & BWV 195

We'll look at two of Bach's Wedding Cantatas: BWV 202 and BWV 195.

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