Bach to Summer!

Every Sunday in July at 14:00


The month of July is upon us, and Stingray Brava celebrates summer with the sound of Bach's music. Every Sunday afternoon in July, at 14:00 (CEST), our viewers can enjoy a new broadcast of the music of the one who is undoubtedly the greatest composer of all time! Let yourself be carried away by Bach's great masterpieces, such as the Brandenburg Concertos, directed in their entirety by Claudio Abbado, or The Art of the Fugue, performed by the Keller Quartet. Also discover a memorable performance by Ullrich Böhme, organist of the famous St. Thomas Church, and a program entirely devoted to baroque concertos featuring the talented Labèque sisters.

Sunday, July 22 at 14:05 CEST | Bach – The Art of Fugue (BWV 1080)

The Keller Quartet is an all-Hungarian quartet, consisting of András Keller (violin), János Pilz (violin), Zoltán Gál (viola), and Péter Somodari (violoncello). Against the backdrop of the atmospheric Academy of Sciences in Budapest, the Keller Quartet plays J. S. Bach’s unfinished masterpiece The Art of Fugue (BWV 1080) in a version for string quartet, intertwined with works by György Kurtág, the renowned contemporary Hungarian composer.

Sunday, July 29 at 14:05 CEST | Ullrich Böhme plays organ works by Bach

The German organist Ullrich Böhme performs various organ works by J.S. Bach at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. On the program are five chorales from Orgelbüchlein; the plays Jesu meine Freude, Nun Danket alle Gott, Jesu bleibet meine freude, and Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit; as well as the Toccata in D minor, BWV565, the Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543, and the Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540. The Church of St. Thomas is associated with many known composers, including Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Richard Wagner, but especially Bach, who was music director from 1723 until his death in 1750. The church still houses the remains of the famous composer and the Thomanerchor, his choir founded in 1212, still exists today.