Episodes
We’ll look at two of Bach’s trio sonatas: the Sonata in G major for Two Flutes, BWV 1039; and Bach’s Sonata in Eb for organ, BWV 525, in both the original and a trio sonata version.
Published 07/16/21
We’ll look at two of Bach’s cantatas for soprano soloist: BWV 199, “My Heart Swims in Blood,” and BWV 52, “False World, I Do Not trust you.”
Published 06/09/21
We’ll focus on the Toccata in D major, BWV 912, and the Toccata in C minor, BWV 911.
Published 05/03/21
We'll look at part 2 of the St. Matthew Passion.
Published 03/29/21
We’ll look at part 1 of the St. Matthew Passion.
Published 03/01/21
We’ll look at the Italian Concerto, BWV 971; the French Overture, BWV 831; and the Fantasie, BWV 906.
Published 02/01/21
We’re going to focus on Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (“Sing onto the Lord a New Song”), BWV 225; Lobet den Herrn (“Praise the Lord”), BWV 230; and Jesu meine Freund  (“Jesus, my Joy”), BWV 227. 
Published 12/28/20
We’ll look at a sampling of the two-part inventions—Invention No. 1 in C major, No. 2 in C Minor, No 4 in D minor, No, 6 in E major, and No. 8 in F major. We’ll also look at two of the three-part inventions (or Sinfonia)—No. 3 in D major, and No. 9 in F minor.
Published 11/27/20
We’ll look at the Sonata in D major, BWV 1028, and the Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029.
Published 10/29/20
We’ll look at the English Suites, BWV 806-811, with a focus on Suite No. 2 in A Minor.
Published 09/25/20
We’ll look at Handel’s instrumental music, including his keyboard sonata in A Major; his Sonata in G minor for Violin and Continuo, Op. 1, No. 6; his Concerto in Bb major, Op 3, No. 1; his Organ Concerto in F major , Op. 4, No. 4; and brief excerpts from the Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks.
Published 08/21/20
We’re going to look at the Chandos Anthem No. 2, “In the Lord Put I My Trust”; the Coronation Anthem, “Zadok the Priest”; and parts of the opera “Julius Caesar in Egypt” and the oratorio “Jephtha.”
Published 07/17/20
We’ll look at Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003, and Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004.
Published 06/16/20
We’ll look at Sonata No.1 in F Minor, BWV 1001, and Partita No, 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002.
Published 05/14/20
We’ll look at two cantatas from Quasimodo Geniti Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter: Cantata BWV 67, titled in English Translation “Hold in Remembrance Jesus Christ,” and BWV 42, in English Translation "On the Evening of the Same Sabbath.”
Published 04/14/20
Published 04/14/20
We’re going to look at various early organ works by Bach including Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 531; Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 533; “Little” G Minor Fugue, BWV 578; Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565; and Chorale Prelude BWV 599 from “Das Orgel-Buchlein.”
Published 03/09/20
We’re going to look at Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, perhaps the most remarkable set of variations composed in the Baroque period.
Published 02/10/20
We’re going to surveyTelemann’s instrumental music, from unaccompanied works for violin to keyboard fantasias, solo sonatas, trio sonatas, quartets, and works for orchestra.
Published 01/15/20
We’re going to look at two of Bach’s Christmas Cantatas, BWV 91, “Praised Be You, Jesus Christ,” and BWV 110, “May Our Mouths be filled with Laughter.”
Published 12/11/19
We’ll survey the vocal/choral music of G. P. Telemann.
Published 11/21/19
We'll look at two more of Bach's sonatas for violin with harpsichord obbligato: Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018; and Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019.
Published 11/01/19
We'll look at two of Bach's sonatas for violin with harpsichord obbligato: Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014, and Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015.
Published 10/01/19
We'll look at two of Bach's Wedding Cantatas: BWV 202 and BWV 195.
Published 08/09/19
We’ll look at two of Bach’s French Suites: No. 1 in D Minor (BWV 812) and No. 5  in G Major (BWV 816).
Published 07/12/19