Bachipedia – a project of the J.S. Bach Foundation
The J.S. Bach Foundation is performing the entire vocal oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach in an ambitious concert cycle lasting around 25 years. The first concert took place in 2006, and since then, all introductory workshops, concerts and reflective lectures have been recorded on video. Over the years, we have amassed an extensive collection of audio and film material as well as other content related to the master’s works. One of the Foundation’s aims is to raise the profile of Bach’s vocal oeuvre – especially among the young. To this end, the Foundation established the “Bachipedia” platform. Learn more about the project.
BACH FACTORY on BWV 169 “Gott soll allein mein Herze haben”
10 September 2023 | Media library
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BACH FACTORY on BWV 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben"
The “Bach Factory” is a video series by the J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen that gives you interesting insights into Bach’s cantatas – including exclusive excerpts from their live performance.
In this episode of Bach Factory, Xoán Castiñeira and Rudolf Lutz guide us through J.S. Bach’s cantata BWV 169 “Gott soll allein mein Herze haben”. The opening sinfonia sounds like an organ concerto and makes up 1/3 of the entire cantata. So is the cantata an homage to the organ? How did Bach construct this part of the cantata, and which attitude toward instrumental sonority does he express in this piece? Rudolf and Xoán uncover the cantata’s musical secrets.
The concert recording, introductory workshop and reflective lecture (in German) are available at Bachipedia.