sábado, 31 de outubro de 2009

Great Composers - Bach (BBC TV series)

J.S.Bach occupies a pivotal place in the history of music.

His compositions reprensents both the height of the Baroque and the beginning of the Modern Age of music.

Filmed in Leipzig, London and America, this documentary both fascinating and authoritative features specialy-filmed extracts with Jonh Elliot Gardiner conducting the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, performing the Mass in B minor, Andras Schiff playing the Goldberg Variations, Jacques Loussier improvising on the Toccata and Fugue in D minor as well as demonstration by Ton Koopman, Tini Mathot, Joanna Macgregor and the Thomanerchor of Leipzig.

Biographical and critical commentary is provided by leading Bach Scholar, Christoph Wolff and Robert Marshall, while Charles Rosen and Jonathan Miller dicuss Bach's masterpiece the St. Mathew Passion.

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