Wednesday, March 21st from 6 am to 6 pm
Born on March 21, 1685, Bach's sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
Bach wrote over a thousand cataloged works; WRTI will celebrate his birthday by presenting some of your favorites including a few of the Brandenburg Concertos, the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and much more.
You'll hear several orchestral suites, works for solo instruments, and concerti for violin, keyboard, organ. and other instruments. It's a 327th birthday party for the King of Baroque - don't miss it! Join us for a special treat: lots of music by the great German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on his birthday. LISTEN to a profile of Bach by WRTI's Susan Lewis.
"There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself." --J.S. Bach