Bach: Dona nobis pacem (B minor mass)
Bachfest Malaysia

arranged for 2 sopranos, alto, tenore, bass, trumpet, kettledrums, transverse flute, oboe, bassoon, strings and Basso continuo by Gregor Meyer

Ælbgut
Isabel Schicketanz, Sopran
Angelika Lenter, Sopran
Benjamin Glaubitz, Tenor
Stefan Kunath, Altus
Martin Schicketanz, Bass

Malaysia Bach Festival Singers
Chew Shi Yun, Sopran
Rachel Kwok, Sopran
Esther Ting, Sopran
Chan Wei En, Sopran
Chia Wee Kiat, Altus
Hong Sze Ern, Altus
Okawa Tan, Tenor
Wong Soong Hong, Tenor
Ang Tze Yu, Tenor
Caleb Woo, Bass
Bryan Sim, Bass
David Chin, Künstlerischer Leiter

Camerata Lipsiensis
Dóra Ombodi, Flöte
Xenia Löffler, Oboe
Györgyi Farkas, Fagott
Rupprecht Drees, Trompete
Daniel Schäbe, Pauke
Birgit Schnurpfeil, Violine
Yumiko Tsubaki, Violine
Caroline Kersten, Viola
Ulrike Becker, Violoncello
Tilman Schmidt, Kontrabass
Stefan Maass, Laute
Leitung: Gregor Meyer, Truhenorgel

Technische Realisation:
Tobias Finke (original); Ong Yuan Shun (final) – Audio
OnStage Application (original); David Chin (final) – Video

Bach: Erbarme Dich, Mein Gott
New Docto Artists: Solange Merdinian, Voice; Sami Merdinian, Violin; Yves Dharamraj, Cello

Have mercy, my God,
for the sake of my tears!
Look here, heart and eyes
weep bitterly before You.
Have mercy, have mercy!

16. June 2020 · Comments Off on Some Bach for Your Evening · Categories: BachTrac™, Can't Stop the Music! · Tags: , ,

With a number of concertmasters from around the US. Isn’t it amazing what can be done these days? I’m grateful.

Bach Double Concerto in D minor, Largo

07. June 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music · Tags: , ,

Bach: O sacred head surrounded
Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor

31. May 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Bach: Jesu, menine Freude BWV 227
Collegium 1704; Václav Luks, Conductor

24. May 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Bach: How shall I fitly meet Thee?
Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor

11. May 2020 · Comments Off on A Bach Goodnight · Categories: BachTrac™, English horn, Oboe d'amore · Tags: , , ,

Saying goodnight with Albrecht Mayer playing Bach … what could be better? Here is is on oboe d’amore and English horn.

Here are the notes from the YouTube page (incorrectly saying he is playing oboe):

Experience oboe superstar Albrecht Mayer playing Bach’s Air from the Orchestra Suite in D Major, arranged for oboe and piano. Albrecht Mayer created the arrangement exclusively for this very special concert at Palais Lichtenau in Potsdam, Germany. Because Albrecht Mayer has a special relationship to Bach’s music, the oboist has deliberately chosen compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. In addition to the Air, Albrecht Mayer and his chamber music partner, Japanese pianist Kimiko Imani, play tenor aria No.7 from the Easter Oratorio, and the bass aria “Mache dich mein Herze rein” from the St. Matthew Passion.

In addition to the instrumentation, this concert is unusual because it was performed without an audience. DW Classical Music is offering a digital stage for some of the many classical music artists who are currently unable to perform for live audiences. The recordings are made by the artists themselves or by a single camera operator. Usually Albrecht Mayer plays in front of thousands. But in these times of the coronavirus crisis, star oboist Albrecht Mayer was very happy to accept our invitation to perform this private concert.

Albrecht Mayer has appeared as a soloist with such eminent conductors as Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2007 with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and is an enthusiastic chamber musician, playing with partners including Hélène Grimaud, Leif Ove Andsnes and Lars Vogt. He started playing with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1992, and has remained with them since, despite his growing renown as a concert soloist.

Albrecht Mayer plays an oboe d’amore and an English horn by German maker Gebrüder Mönnig.

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30. April 2020 · Comments Off on Dancers Gotta Dance, Part II · Categories: Can't Stop the Dancing!, Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , , ,

Oh this is fun, and yet so moving … at least to me!

Bach to the Barre! Staying Home with TSO musicians & National Ballet of Canada dancers

Bach to the Barre! A charming and funny view of what #StayingHome looks like for dancers and musicians, created by long-time friends Timothy Dawson (TSO Double Bass) and Guillaume Côté & Heather Ogden, Principal Dancers at the National Ballet of Canada.

29. April 2020 · Comments Off on More Bach · Categories: BachTrac™, Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , ,

Because there is never too much Bach. And this time you also get fourteen violinists!

“Chaconne at home for 14 violinists”
Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1004
Recorded in April 2020
Concept: Julia Fischer
Video compilation: Augustin Hadelich

Cast in order of appearance:
Julia Fischer, Augustin Hadelich, Renaud Capuçon, Klaidi Sahatçi, Alexander, Sitkovetsky, Nicola Benedetti, Andreas Janke, Daniel Röhn, Lisa Batiashvili, Lena Neudauer, James Ehnes, Stefan Jackiw, Rudens Turku, Vadim Gluzman

29. April 2020 · Comments Off on Beginning with Bach · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , ,

I think a bit of Bach on this Wednesday morning is just the way to start!


L’Harmonie des saisons
Avril / April 2020

Jésus que ma joie demeure | Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring