Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, and Cantata No. 131

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(The image at left [courtesy Wikimedia Commons] shows column detail from the Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, which is modelled on palms.  The theme of palms is prevalent in the architecture of the Nikolaikirche, which, with the Thomaskirche, is one of the churches served by Bach between 1723 and 1750.  The Nikolaikirche also played a pivotal role in the fall of the Communist regime of East Germany in the 1980's.)

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Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers talks about Bach's music and her recording entitled "Air," on which she plays both parts of Bach's Double Concerto.

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Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047 - Maurice Andre, trumpet;  Janos Rolla, violin;  Maxence Larrieu, flute;  Bernard Schenkel, oboe;  Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

Cantata BWV 131 Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir (translation) - Regine Jurda, alto;  Maximilian Kiener, tenor;  Franz Schlecht, bass;  Arcis-Vocalisten Munich and L'Arpa Festante Baroque Orchestra, Thomas Gropper, conductor

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041:  III. Allegro assai - Anne Akiko Meyers, violin;  English Chamber Orchestra, Steven Mercurio, conductor

Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043 - Anne Akiko Meyers, violin 1 & 2;  English Chamber Orchestra, Steven Mercurio, conductor

(image of Anne Akiko Meyers by Anthony Parmelee, courtesy of the artist)

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