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Bach & Co

Podcast on Bach, episode 19

In this episode, we continue with Bach on tour and let ourselves be guided by the Great Bach Atlas.

Johann Ambrosius Bach

Johann Sebastian lost his mother and, shortly afterwards, his father, Johann Ambrosius Bach. Johann Sebastian was 10 years old when, in 1695, he was orphaned and taken in by his eldest brother in Ohrdruf, Johann Christoph Bach III, an organist at the Michaliskirche church.

Johann Sebastian absorbed all music like a sponge, read and copied great composers’ sheet music, and was taught by his brother. A hospice allowed him to study at the academy. But the young Bach wanted more, and at the age of 15, he left the safe shelter of his family and undertook a 12-day hike to Lüneburg, where he received a scholarship to study at the famous Michaelisschule.

Michaelisschule, Lüneburg

Fragments:

0. Tune Bach & Co
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
From Sonata for violin and harpsichord No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017:
1. Siciliano (Largo)
Janine Jansen & Friends

1. Martin Luther (1483 – 1546)
Mit Fried und freud fahr ich dahin
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

2. Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706)
Canon & Gigue In D major
CD: Pachelbel, Canon & Gigue, Chamber Works,
London Baroque, Charles Medlam

3. Johann Christoph Bach (1642 – 1703)
Meine Freundin, du bist schon,
Akademia conducted by Francoise Lasserre,
Geoff Buffiere. Jean-Marc Aymes, Julliette Perret, Paulin Bundgen

Johann Christoph Bach, foto: Kunst und Geschichte, Berlin

4. Johann Christoph Bach (1642 – 1703)
Mit Weinen hebt sichs an
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

5. Dieterich Buxtehude (1637 – 1707)
Mit Fried Und Freud
CD: BachPlus – Bart Naessens

6. Johann Christoph Bach (1642 – 1703)
Ach dass ich Wassers gnug hatte
Musica Antiqua Koln, Magdalena Kozena

7. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Quodlibet, BWV 524
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman

8. Johann Christoph Bach (1642 – 1703)
Ach dass ich Wassers gnug hatte
Holland Baroque, Eric Vloeimans

 

[next podcast will be released on 7 June 2021]

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