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Katherine introduces the three undisputed giants of the Baroque era - and the music that everyone should have in their collection.
Bach wrote something like 200 cantatas that range from the religious to the plain mundane – including one that makes fun of 18th century German society’s addiction to coffee! ‘But from all Bach’s Cantatas, I think you might recognize this one,’ says Katherine. ‘It’s the tenth and last movement of a cantata called Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben – Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life. More commonly we know this enchanting piece as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.’ Originally destined for the last Sunday of advent, the reworked version became a setting for May’s Feast of the Visitation.
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