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Bach@7: Musical Gems By The Baroque Master Performed In Center City

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Bach@7 concerts coming up: April 8th and May 13th at St. Clement's Church in Center City

J.S. Bach’s masterpieces, well-known to many listeners, include his Mass in B minor, the Goldberg Variations, and The Well-Tempered Clavier. However, as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the Baroque composer also wrote hundreds of lesser-known, short, vocal works with instrumental accompaniment, which are now the focus of a Philadelphia Bach Cantata series, called "Bach@ 7." The series features informal, one-hour long, pay-as-you-wish live concerts played on period instruments - modeled after similar series in Europe and New York.

The next "Bach@7" concert: Wednesday, April 8th at St. Clement's Church, 20th and Cherry streets.
 

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WRTI's Susan Lewis talks with Matt Glandorf, artistic director of Choral Arts and The Bach Festival of Philadelphia, about the origin and goals of the Bach@7 series.

http://youtu.be/mmdZagDni7w