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.
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.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s BWV 191 «Gloria in excelsis Deo» is a cantata written for the 1st day of Christmas. But is it actually a “cantata” at all, or is it – as Xoán Castiñeira puts it – an “avatar cantata”? In this episode of Bach Factory, Xoán and Rudolf explore this question by giving us an insight into the interesting way in which the piece came to be – it was built out of the pieces of a mass. Which one? Let’s find out more about it!
The concert recording, introductory workshop and reflective lecture (in German) are available at Bachipedia.