Decoding the music masterpieces: Bach’s Six Solo Cello Suites

Zoltan Szabo, University of Sydney Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Solo Cello Suites are some of the most iconic classical music works. They have inspired not only cellists and audiences but other artforms as well, and they have been featured in ballet and theatre productions, even in films.

Bach – Matthäus Passion: Erbarme dich (Guillon)

Accompanied by the Choir and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Ghent, the French countertenor Damien Guillon sings “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” (English: Have mercy, my God), an aria for contralto, solo violin, strings (originally 2 violins and 1 viola) and basso continuo, from the sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244 written by Johann […]

Bach – Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056. Adele Daunoraviciute, harpsichord

Accompanied by Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian pianist Adele Daunoraviciute performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056. Conductor: Robertas Bliskevicius.

Lucie Horsch performs Vivaldi’s Flautino Concerto

Accompanied by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, young Lucie Horsch performs Vivaldi’s Flautino Concerto in C Major (RV 443) (G major transposition for soprano recorder). Music director and conductor: Anne Manson, concertmaster: Karl Stobbe. Recorded on April 27, 2016.

Delphine Galou sings Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott (Matthäus-Passion)

Accompanied by the period ensemble Les Siècles, French contralto Delphine Galou sings “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” (English: Have mercy, my God), an aria for contralto, solo violin, strings (originally 2 violins and 1 viola) and basso continuo, from the sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244 written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. […]

Bach – Magnificat (hr-Sinfonieorchester, Chœur du Concert D’Astrée)

Conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and an instrumental and vocal ensemble dedicated to baroque music, directed by Emmanuelle Haïm, Chœur du Concert D’Astrée 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: Emőke Baráth, soprano; […]

Bach – Christmas Oratorio (Gardiner)

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, […]

Christmas in Vienna 2016 (Complete Concert)

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.

Bach – Magnificat (Savall, Le Concert des Nations)

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 […]