Bach at Home: The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
November 21, 2020 | 4:00 P.M.
Broadcast online only
Johann Sebastian presented two musical notebooks to his wife Anna Magdalena, which included dances, chorales, sonatas, marches, preludes, arias, and more for music-making in the Bach family home. In this concert, artists from the Bach Choir and Orchestra present many of the exquisite works that comprise this delightful collection.
The great Advent chorale Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland ("Now Come, Savior of the Heathens") was adapted from a plainchant melody by Martin Luther himself, and has inspired countless composers throughout the ages. This Bach Vespers centers around Johann Sebastian's take on this powerful melody: a stunning cantata which combines elements of the French, German, and Italian baroque compositional styles.