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The Great Composers Podcast - a classical music podcast

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Jun 19, 2016

In Ep. 3, The Life of Johann Sebastian Bach pt. 3, "The Cantor of Leipzig", we see our great composer become the Cantor of Leipzig. He will encounter many obstacles during these long years in Leipzig, but will still manage to be able to keep up a relentless composition schedule and create one of the greatest bodies of work in the history of music.


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Music heard in this episode:

1. St John Passion, (ending portion no. 1 Chorus: “Herr, unser Herrscher”

2-4. St. Matthew Passion (chorale selections)

5. Church Cantata no. 86

6. St. John Passion, Part 1.2

7. St. Matthew Passion, selection from Part 2

8. Cantate Profane

9. Partita no. 1 in B-flat major, Prelude

10. St. Matthew Passion, “Erbarme Dich” Special thanks again to pianist Chiara Bertoglio and the wonderful performance of the Partita no. 1 BWV 825 - Allemande. 

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