Ton Koopman’s second Bach survey highlights complementary facets of the master’s sacred and secular music. The concert opens with a festive cantata and concludes with the earliest settings of the Kyrie and Gloria. Both would later achieve immortality in one of Bach’s grandest accomplishments, the Mass in B Minor, a showcase for the SFS chorus during their 40th anniversary celebration.
San Francisco Symphony
Cantata No. 207a, Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten
Missa brevis (Kyrie and Gloria from Mass in B minor)
Concert: Approx. 1h 45m, includes intermission.
Watch a Video
Ton Koopman discusses J.S. Bach in Leipzig, Germany, and the Cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God's time is the very best time), BWV 106:
Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir and Klaus Mertens perform Bach's Cantata BWV 56: