Conducted by Jos van Veldhoven, the Netherlands Bach Society performs 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.
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, …
Conducted by the German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter (15 October 1926 – 15 February 1981), Münchener Bach-Chor & Orchester (Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra) perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passio secundum Johannem or St John Passion (German: Johannes-Passion), BWV 245. Recorded in 1970.
American organist Rodney Gehrke performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565. The piece is Bach’s signature work for organ solo. In this ultra-HD video, it is performed on a Flentrop organ (see notes 1 at the bottom of this post), as part of the Voices of Music “Great Works” series.
Conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir perform Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut (Lord Jesus Christ, O highest good), BWV 113, a church cantata composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Soloists: Magdalena Kožená: soprano, William Towers: countertenor, Mark Padmore: tenor, Stephan Loges: bass. Recorded in HD at St David’s Cathedral …
Brazilian classical guitarist Paulo Martelli plays Bach: Allemande and Sarabande from French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812 and Gigue from Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008. Recorded live at Teatro Minaz on October 23, 2012 for Movimento Violão Guitar Series. Martelli’s guitar made by Samuel Carvalho, the Brazilian master …
FestspielOrchester Göttingen performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050. Live and HD video recorded at the Gala Concert of the Göttingen International Handel Festival, 2016. Conductor and harpsichord: Laurence Cummings.
Croatian classical guitarist Zoran Dukić (born 1969 Zagreb) performs the Polish guitarist and composer Gerard Drozd’s Adagio op. 44 (Homage to Johann Sebastian Bach). Live recording at the International Gliwice Guitar Festival on November 4, 2012.
Orfeo 55, the chamber orchestra founded by Nathalie Stutzmann performs cantatas from Johann Sebastian Bach. This wonderful performance titled “Une cantate imaginaire / An imaginary cantata” recorded during the Festival d’Ambronay on October 6, 2012. Contralto and conductor: Nathalie Stutzmann.
The Cavatina Duo (Spanish flutist Eugenia Moliner and the Bosnian guitarist Denis Azabagic) perform Sonata in E major for flute and basso continuo (BWV 1035) by Johann Sebastian Bach. Recorded during the XVth Gliwice Guitar Festival (2013) in Poland.