Sep 25, 2020

Episode 34: Bach’s English Suites, BWV 806-811

We’ll look at the English Suites, BWV 806-811, with a focus on Suite No. 2 in A Minor.

Aug 21, 2020

Episode 33: Bach’s Contemporaries–G. F. Handel. part 2

We’ll look at Handel’s instrumental music, including his keyboard sonata in A Major; his Sonata in G minor for Violin and Continuo, Op. 1, No. 6; his Concerto in Bb major, Op 3, No. 1; his Organ Concerto in F major , Op. 4, No. 4; and brief excerpts from the Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Jul 17, 2020

Episode 32: Bach’s Contemporaries–G. F. Handel, part 1

We’re going to look at the Chandos Anthem No. 2, “In the Lord Put I My Trust”; the Coronation Anthem, “Zadok the Priest”; and parts of the opera “Julius Caesar in Egypt” and the oratorio “Jephtha.”

Jun 16, 2020

Episode 31: Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, part 2

We’ll look at Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003, and Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004.

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.”

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