Life and Works - Johann Sebastian Bach

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Life and Works - Johann Sebastian Bach



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16th July 2002




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Life and Works - Johann Sebastian Bach

This selection contains narration about Bach's life and works by Jeremy Siepmann, John Shrapnel and others

Jeremy Siepmann (narrator)

It contains a 106 page companion booklet with the complete spoken text, a detailed historical background and graded listening plan.

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Johann Sebastian Bach: Life and Works

Family background and early years

Music: Capriccio on the Departure of His Beloved Brother

Bach and the organ

Music: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Bach in trouble

Music: Trio Sonata in E flat, BWV 525

Bach the husband and father

Music: Vivaldi / Bach: Concerto in A minor for Four Harpsichords

Bach the young composer

Music: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

Bach in Weimar (and in jail)

Music: Prelude in E flat minor (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)

Bach leaves Weimar

Music: Violin Concerto in E major (Finale)

Bach at Cothen

Music: Concerto for Two Violins (Largo ma non tanto)

Bach and the Brandenburgs

Music: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D (first movement)

From grief to joy though faith

Music: 'Et Resurrexit' (B Minor Mass)

New beginnings: Bach remarries and his family grows

Music: Aria in G

Goldberg Variations and Anna Magdalena's Notebook

Music: Stolzel: Bist du bei mir

Domestic happiness and the move to Leipzig

Music: Magnificat

Bach's duties at Leipzig

Music: Canata No. 80 (Duetto)

Bach the teacher

Music: Sinfonia (Three-Part Invention) in E flat

The great keyboard works with an educational agenda

Music: Italian Concerto (last movement)

A letter to the King

Music: Cantata No. 147 (opening chorus)

Bach takes up the poet's pen

Music: Partita No. 1 in B flat, BWV 825 (Courante)

Bach's frustration at Leipzig

Music: Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225

Frustrations intensify

Music: St John Passion (opening chorus)

Bach's efforts to leave Leipzig

Music: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 (first movement)

The King of Poland's jubilee

Music: Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068

The Ernesti affair

Music: Prelude in D Major, BWV 532

Adolf Scheibe's scathing views on Bach

Music: Concerto in C for Three Harpsichords (Finale)

Bach and opera

'Coffee' Cantata (excerpts)

'Peasant' Cantata (excerpts)

The twilight years

Music: The Art of Fugue

Bach's visit to Frederick the Great

Music: The Musical Offering

Decline and death

Music: Mass in B Minor

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