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Title Bach cantata pilgrimage, the whole story : John Eliot Gardiner's tour with the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists / BBC ; Manfred Waffender, director.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : BBC, [2001]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (1 video file (58 min., 48 sec.)) : sound, color
Playing Time 005848
Description digital
video file
Physical Medium polychrome
Performer The English Baroque Soloists ; the Monteverdi Choir ; John Eliot Gardiner, commentator, conductor.
Summary There was, perhaps, no more imaginative a tribute to Bach in 2000, the year which marked the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, than The Bach Cantata Pilgrimage undertaken by the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists under their conductor, Sir John Eliot Gardiner. This was not only the most talked about celebration of Bach's music but also that which must undoubtedly have generated the most performances of it. In the course of a single year, these musicians performed Bach's entire surviving cantata oeuvre -- amounting to almost 200 works -- in Abbeys, Cathedrals, churches and chapels throughout Europe and, indeed, much further afield. It was as appropriate and as fulsome a tribute to the Leipzig Thomaskantor as anyone could wish for, beginning on Christmas Day 1999 in Weimar's Herderkirche, and concluding in St. Bartholomew's Church, New York on 31st December 2000. Fifteen countries were visited and ninety concerts given, attracting large and enthusiastic audiences, some of whose individuals followed conductor, choir and instrumentalists from one venue to another.
Language In English and German.
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
Composers -- Germany -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Cantatas.
Cantatas -- History and criticism.
Cantatas (Bach, Johann Sebastian)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Internet videos.
Internet videos.
Video recordings.
Video recordings.
Added Author Waffender, Manfred, 1952- film director.
Gardiner, John Eliot, commentator, conductor.
British Broadcasting Corporation, production company.
English Baroque Soloists, performer.
Monteverdi Choir, performer.
Added Title John Eliot Gardiner's tour with the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists