62 episodes

Discover outstanding recordings of Bach's music and some of the interesting details in Bach's works. Each episode is dedicate to one work by J.S. Bach.

Bachcast - biberfan John Hendron

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    • 4.3, 11 Ratings

Discover outstanding recordings of Bach's music and some of the interesting details in Bach's works. Each episode is dedicate to one work by J.S. Bach.

    Bachcast 62: English Suite #6 BWV 811

    Bachcast 62: English Suite #6 BWV 811

    John listens to recordings of Bach's sixth English Suite for 2 hands

    Bachcast 61: Sonata, BWV 1020

    Bachcast 61: Sonata, BWV 1020

    BWV 1020 may not be by Bach; but it's a strong sonata that has been played by different instruments, most notably flute or violin

    • 23 min
    Bachcast 60: Cantata, Der Herr Denket An Uns, BWV 196

    Bachcast 60: Cantata, Der Herr Denket An Uns, BWV 196

    We listen to several versions of the Sinfonia, and two recordings of the cantata.

    • 21 min
    Bachcast 59: Harpsichord Concerto, BWV 1054

    Bachcast 59: Harpsichord Concerto, BWV 1054

    My first discovery of the world of baroque music is tied to this very concerto. I survey a number of excellent recordings.


    Andreas Staier with FBO
    Francesco Cera with I Barocchisi
    Pierre Hantaï with Le Concert Français
    Sergio Ciomei with Europa Galante

    The harpsichord concertos by Bach are believed by some to all be arrangements of concertos Bach originally wrote for different instruments. In the case of BWV 1054, we have the surviving version for violin, the Concerto in E, BWV 1042. The harpsichord version differs, with Bach adding more idiomatic material for the harpsichord in several sections. Formally, the first and second movement contain more musical material and a short finale closes the concerto in the similar affable, cheery style that opened the concerto with a major triad.

    • 24 min
    Bachcast 58: Suite for Cello in G, BWV 1007

    Bachcast 58: Suite for Cello in G, BWV 1007

    John explores favorite renditions from the first suite for solo cello, including from Yo-Yo Ma's new recording on Sony Classical

    • 32 min
    Bachcast 57: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538

    Bachcast 57: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538

    BWV 538 is one of the "big" toccata and fugue pairs by J.S. Bach

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

NapoleonIV ,

Great podcast

The only reason this isn't five stars is that some episodes are missing the music!

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Great to See This Out There

This podcast is a breath of fresh air. Keep up the great work and I look forward to continuing to enjoy this with my morning coffee.

- Matt

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