Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (German: Weihnachts-Oratorium), BWV 248. Soloists: Claron McFadden: soprano, Katharine Fuge: soprano, Christoph Genz: tenor, Bernarda Fink: alto, Dietrich Henschel: bass. This performance is recorded at the beautiful church where this work was originally performed – HerderkircheNotes 1 in Weimar, Germany. Published by the EuroArts channel.
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Christmas in Vienna 2016: the complete concert, produced and broadcast by the ORF. Soloists: Angela Denoke (soprano), Vesselina Kasarova (soprano), Noah Stewart (tenor), Günter Haumer (baritone). Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys’ Choir), Wiener Singakademie (chorus of Vienna Singing Academy) and ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien (ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna). Conductor: Erwin Ortner.
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Conducted by Jordi Savall, the orchestra with period instruments, Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243, a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat and one of Bach’s most popular choral works. Soloists: Hanna Bayodi-Hirt and Johannette Zomer (soprano), Damien Guillon (countertenor) (alto), David Murderloh (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (baritone).
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Conducted by Izabella Shareyko, Vienna Philharmonic Women’s Orchestra performs the second movement, Aria, from Johann Sebastian Bach’ orchestral suite in D Major, BWV 1068, commonly known as “Air on the G String” or simply as “Bach’s Air”. Performed at St. Thekla Church, Vienna Wieden.
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European Union Baroque Orchestra performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048. Director and harpsichord: Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concertmaster: Huw Daniel. Recorded in Trifolion Centre Culturel, Touristique et de Congrès in Echternach, Luxembourg on 20 and 21 November 2011 by fz film (Anette Fleming, Stefan Zednik).
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Italian classical guitarist Marco Salcito performs “Aria” from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. This video is a part of a particular show that combines the magnificent “Goldberg Variations” by J. S. Bach on the guitar with dance gestures and expressions. Dance steps and notes intervene, chase each other and melt through time and space. Video by: Melina Rivera.
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Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), French oboist, conductor, and professor François Leleux performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Oboe Concerto in D-minor, BWV 1059R. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on January 13, 2017. Published by hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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Described as “one of the best guitarists of his generation”, the Brazilian classical guitarist Paulo Martelli plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 for violin solo. Guitar arrangement of the piece also made by the guitarist himself. Recorded at Teatro Minaz (Ribeirão Preto – SP – Brasil) on August 27, 2010 for Movimento Violão Guitar Series. Martelli’s 11-string guitar made by Samuel Carvalho, the Brazilian master guitar builder in 2004.
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Conducted by Gustav Leonhardt, the Collegium Vocale Gent and the Musica Antiqua Amsterdam perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God’s time is the very best time), BWV 106, also known as Actus tragicus. The piece is an early sacred cantata composed in Mühlhausen, intended for a funeral.
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Amsterdam-based Baroque ensemble Combattimento (continuation of the former Combattimento Consort Amsterdam which terminated its activities at the end January 2014) performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043, also known as the Double Violin Concerto or “Bach Double”. Recorded during the Sunday Morning Concert on December 25, 2016, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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