J.S. Bach - Art of Fugue - Contrapunctus 13b
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The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Contrapunctus 13b

Emerson String Quartet


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614

Hausmusik (on period instruments)
Monica Huggett & Pavlo Beznosiuk, violin
Roger Chase & Simon Whistler, viola
Richard Lester, cello

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Your Sunday Bach Cantata for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinitatis

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

Work: Bald zur Rechten, bald zur Linken from Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn (1724)

Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Münchener Bach-Orchester; conducted by Karl Richter

BWV 96, 5th movement, Aria (bass)

    Soon to the right, soon to the left 
    my erring steps lean. 
    Yet go with me, my Savior, 
    do not let me sink into danger, 
    yes, let Your wise direction 
    follow the trail up to heaven’s gates!

J.S. Bach - Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
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Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

Ton Koopman, organ

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Handel  -  Recorder Sonata in C Major, HWV 365


Handel’s recorder sonatas are perhaps the most bread and butter recorder literature out there. They are musically engaging, but to the recorder player, creating a fresh interpretation can be difficult.

Dan Laurin plays with brothers Masaaki and Hidemi Suzuki on harpsichord, and ‘cello respectively. Both continuo players are renowned musicians in their own right, and in these sonatas, whose bass is often complex, the musicianship of all three players shimmers.

Laurin plays an “exact” copy made by Fred Morgan of the original Bressan recorder that Frans Bruggen used in his early recording of the Handel sonatas. The copy sounds at an unusual 404Hz lower than the original, perhaps due to the bent shape of the original. Laurin does not only imitate his predecessors: his interpretation is deliberate and his ornaments thought provoking.

Masaaki Suzuki - 'Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich' BWV 150 - IV. Leite mich in deiner Wahrheit
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (For Thee, O Lord, I long), BWV 150, is an early Lutheran church cantata composed for an unknown occasion. It is unique among Bach’s cantatas in its sparse orchestration and in the independence and prominence of the chorus, which is featured in four out of seven movements. The libretto alternates between biblical verses and free poetry (a rarity among Bach’s early cantatas), the author of the poetry is unknown. 

Although the exact date is not known, this is one of Bach’s earliest surviving cantatas. Some sources say it dates from Bach’s early years in Weimar (from 1708). However, it may well be earlier. The Zwang catalogue (which lists the cantatas chronologically) dates it as the sixth of the surviving cantatas by Bach (composed 1708–1709).

Translation:  Lead me in your Truth and teach me; for you are the God, who helps me, I await you daily.

J.S. Bach - Suite in A minor for Lute, BWV 995: 1
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Suite in A minor for Lute, BWV 995: 1. Präludium - Presto 

John Williams, guitar


Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E flat Major, K 364. Performed by the New England Conservatory, with violinist Grace Park and violist Wenting Kang

J.S. Bach - Art of Fugue - Contrapunctus 13a
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The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Contrapunctus 13a

Emerson String Quartet

J.S. Bach - Concerto for Oboe d'amore, BWV 1055R - 3
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Concerto for Oboe d’amore, BWV 1055R - 3. Allegro ma non tanto

Albrecht Mayer, oboe

Joni Mitchell - Coyote
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Coyote  -  Joni Mitchell

Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius

Nana Peradze And The Harmony Choir - Thou Art the Vineyard
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Sacred Georgian Chants  -  Thou Art the Vineyard

Nana Peradze And The Harmony Choir

Georgian folk music is predominantly vocal and is widely known for its rich traditions of vocal polyphony. It is widely accepted in contemporary musicology that polyphony in Georgian music predates the introduction of Christianity in Georgia at the beginning of the 4th century AD.