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24.3.15

Motets of the Bach Family


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Motets of the Bach Family, Tölzer Knabenchor, G. Schmidt-Gaden
(Capriccio, 2010)
Charles T. Downey, Marking Johann Sebastian’s birthday with a tribute to the Bach family (Washington Post, March 24)
Johann Sebastian Bach belonged to a large family of musicians spanning two centuries. With a concert of motets by five composers named Bach, the Washington Bach Consort honored its namesake’s birthday Sunday afternoon at the National Presbyterian Church. This program strayed from the tried-and-true audience favorites the ensemble tends to repeat too often, so it was disappointing not to see the church more full.

The survey started with Johann Bach (1604-1673), whose “Unser Leben ist ein Schatten” was one of the more striking pieces on the program... [Continue reading]
Washington Bach Consort
Motets by the Bach family
National Presbyterian Church

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