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 61 “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland”
10 December 2023 | Media library
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BACH FACTORY on BWV 61 "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland"
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 wrote cantata BWV 61 «Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland» for the first Advent Sunday. It anticipates the spiritual event of Christmas – the birth of Jesus. With a magnificent French ouverture, J. S. Bach rolls out the carpet for the little child Christ. So how does Bach’s music express the excitement for Christ’s arrival and capture His presence? Xoán Elías Castiñeira and Rudolf Lutz explore the cantata and help us understand its magic.
The concert recording, introductory workshop and reflective lecture (in German) are available at Bachipedia.