js bach

Several callers inquiring about the music I selected tonight prompted me to make this post.  From flutist Alice K. Dade's recording "Living Music - New Chamber Music for Flute" (on the Naxos label, 8.559831) I played "Air" by Aaron Jay Kernis, arranged for flute and string quartet, and "Pavanes and Symmetries" by Dan Coleman.  The rest of the program was given to guitarist Virginia Luque's interpretation of the "Goldberg Variations" by JS Bach (Iberia Productions, IPDC007).

Cal Bach

This week on Open Air, guest host Peter Robinson talks with Paul Flight, Artistic Director of the California Bach Society, about upcoming performances in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Berkeley (Oct 20-22), featuring the ‘Missa Brevis in G Major, BWV 236’; Cantata  ‘Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis’, BWV 21 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750), plus ‘Tristis est anima mea’ by German composer Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722), was Bach’s predecessor as Thomaskantor in Leipzig.