Friday 10 June 2011
AAM records Bach with BBC
The AAM has been invited to be one of the few guest orchestras in the 'BBC Philharmonic Presents' series, marking the start of the BBC's tenure in their new home, MediaCityUK. On Sunday 12 and Monday 13 June we'll record music by JS Bach and his family for future release on BBC Radio 3 as Discovering Music with Sara Mohr-Pietsch and The Early Music Show with Catherine Bott.
The recordings come as part of the AAM's year-long exploration of the music of the Bach family, The Bach Dynasty. Performances have included CPE Bach's Cello Concerto with Steven Isserlis in January 2011, JS Bach's St John Passion with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge in April 2011, and vocal and instrumental music by JS Bach's ancestors with the Choir of the AAM in September 2010. The series closes in July 2011 with two performances of JS Bach's cantatas in Cambridge and London, which feature pre-concert talks by Sir Nicholas Kenyon (author of the Faber Pocket Guide to Bach).
Michael Garvey, Chief Executive of the AAM, commented on "the great honour to be recording with the BBC as they begin a new phase in their history in Salford. In these two performances we'll be shedding new light on JS Bach's Magnificat as part of BBC Radio 3's Discovering Music series, and also showcasing some lesser-known but wonderful music by his much-neglected relatives for The Early Music Show.
"We're delighted to be continuing our collaborations with Catherine Bott and Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Indeed, we're looking forward to working with Sara over the coming months when she joins us to explore the music we'll be performing in London and Cambridge."
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