Bach ad Infinitum | Philippe Herreweghe Week
The spotlight in Bach ad Infinitum is on the Flemish conductor and Bach specialist Philippe Herreweghe for the next two weeks.
Bach ad Infinitum from 28 December to 8 January looks at both the person Philippe Herreweghe and all the music that he conducts – not only the music from J.S. Bach.
In the 1960s, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt had already asked Herreweghe to take part in their recordings of the complete Bach cantatas.
Philippe Herreweghe was also associated with Collegium Vocale (German baroque music), La Chapelle Royale (French baroque music) and Orchestre des Champs Elysées (music from the romantic and pre-romantic periods) since they were established and he is also responsible for the annual "Bach Academy".
In addition to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Herreweghe and these choirs and orchestras also performs music by Schütz, Mendelssohn, Bruckner and Stravinsky.
In Bach ad Infinitum (Monday to Friday 13.00-14.00 CET) music conducted by Herreweghe will be featured together with a recent interview of Herreweghe by Govert Jan Bach.
In this interview, Herreweghe talks about his passion for Bach and the Hohe Messe and about his teacher, the recently deceased Belgian composer Luc Breways, who was already terminally ill at the time of the interview.
Philippe Herreweghe Week in Bach ad Infinitum episodes 331 to 335:
Monday 28 December 2015 to Friday 1 January 2016, 13.00 – 14.00 CET
repeated: Monday 4 January 2016 to Friday 8 January 2016, 13.00 – 14.00 CET