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Bach Alive #1411

…concert performances of music by the greatest composer for the pipe organ, in celebration of his birthday and the beginning of spring.

Hour 1

J. S. BACHToccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565 (the theme from Rollerball?) –Jan Kraybill (2012 Casavant/Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) Pipedreams Archive (r. 1/16/13)

BACHTrio Sonata No. 1 in E-flat, BWV 525Thomas Trotter (2006 Dobson/Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/9/13)

BACHFantasy and Fugue in g, BWV 542Craig Cramer (2001 Lively-Fulcher/St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/28/12)

BACH: 3 Kyrie Settings (BWV 669-671), fr Clavierübung IIIWolfgang Rübsam (1997 Rieger/Holy Savior Cathedral, Fulda, Germany) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/12/13).  Rübsam performed in concert to benefit the Children’s Palliative Care Foundation of Germany.


Hour 2

BACH (trans.  Dupré):  Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 29 (We thank Thee, Lord) –Ahreum Han (1990 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 1/19/13)

BACHFugue in d, BWV 538Gunnar Idenstam (1963 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/21/13)

BACHTrio Sonata No. 2 in c, BWV 526Edie Johnson (1998 Fisk/Furman University, Greenville, SC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 1/27/11)

BACHPrelude & Fugue in e, BWV 548Wyatt Smith (2010 Schantz/Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 2/12/12)

BACHTrio, Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664John Scott (2012 Foley-Baker/St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/19/13)

BACHRicercare a 6, fr The Musical Offering, BWV 1079Michel Bouvard (1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/17/13)

Hear these additional Bach Alive performances online:
                                --Wolfgang Rübsam (1997 Rieger/Holy Savior Cathedral, Fulda, Germany) (r. 6/12/13) 
                                –Michel Bouvard (1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) (r. 3/17/13)

Enjoy audio and photos from an hour-long "Before Bach's Birthday Bash" concert (r. 3/15/14) featuring Minnesota Twin Cities musicians at the Saint Paul Seminary Chapel.

You also can enjoy more Bach Alive as played on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ by Dobson at Verizon Hall on April 10, 2014 when Michael Barone interviews guest soloist David Briggs at 6:40 prior to David’s 7:30 evening concert that includes Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, transcribed by Briggs (also Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony!).

And check out these additional Bach-focused programs from our archive (more available there, too):
                #0650 – Old Bach in the New World
                #0832 – Bits of Bach
                #1010 – Bach Around the Block
                #1110 – Celebrating Bach
                #1112 – Bach in the Big Apple
                #1211 – Bach Up
                #1212 – Bach O’Rama
                #1311 – Bach, Old and New
                #1329 – Bach Looks Back