Bachipedia – a project of the J.S. Bach Foundation
The J.S. Bach Foundation performs the complete vocal work of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) within 25 years. The first cantata performance took place in 2006. All introductions, concerts and reflections are recorded in sound & image. In recent years, a large pool of film and audio material as well as supplementary content to the vocal works has been produced. One of the aims of the foundation is to disseminate Bach's vocal works and, in particular, to pass them on to the youth. For this reason, the J.S. Bach Foundation has established Bachipedia. Learn more about the project.
The concept of basso continuo (thorough bass) is inextricably linked with harmonic theory.
Ruedi to go
Experience our conductor Rudolf Lutz and how he brings different topics directly to the point. Short, concise, entertaining. Simply “Ruedi to go”.
The concept of basso continuo (thorough bass) is inextricably linked with harmonic theory. In a baroque ensemble, the bassline is usually played by the harpsichord, bassoon, cello and double bass, and the written notes are often marked with numerals and accidentals – a kind of code indicating the chords to “realise” the harmonies (figured bass). In this video, Rudolf Lutz demonstrates a harmonic realisation of the chorale “Lobe den Herrn” that includes a diminished seventh chord.
How is this form of improvisation learned? By beginning with very simple pieces. Mastering the art of basso continuo is a lifelong journey!