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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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Stunningly filmed in locations throughout central Germany, "J.S. Bach: Life and Works" sets a new standard for artful filming of music performance. A rare DVD featuring excellent performances of a variety of Bach works in the context of locations the music was intended for: churches and castles. Includes the first filmed performance on the recently reconstructed Wender organ in Arnstadt where Bach worked early in his career. Extra features include a 21-minute documentary film on the life and work of J.S. Bach, narrated in five languages (English, German, Spanish, French & Japanese). Program: - Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565 (Gottfried Preller, organ; Bach Church, Arnstadt; Wender organ reconstructed by Otto Hoffmann Orgelbau of Ostheim) - Cantata "Gott ist mein Knig" BWV 71 (Telemann-Kammerorchester and Choir; St. Mary's Church, Mhlhausen) - Concerto in C BWV 984 after Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar (Christine Schornsheim, harpsichord; Weimar Castle) - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major BWV 1048 (Telemann-Kammerorchester; Kthen Castle) - Motet "Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf" BWV 226 (Thomanerchor Leipzig, conducted by Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller; St. Thomas Church, Leipzig) - Excerpts from "The Art of Fugue" BWV 1080 (Dresden String Trio; Old Bourse, Leipzig)

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