Music So Sweet: Personal Reflections Episode 1

We at Orchestra Novo hope you are safe and healthy. While it may be sometime before we are able to present live performances, it is our delight to offer you continued musical inspiration through a new podcast entitled

Music So Sweet: Personal Reflections

In this series, Artistic Director Michael Nowak will take you on a journey to explore the creative spirit of the great composers.

We hope you will find these programs engaging and a source of solace during these troubling times.

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Music So Sweet: Personal Reflections

Episode 1: Johann Sebastian Bach
Michael Nowak

Introduction & Chapter 1: commentary by Michael Nowak

Performance: András Schiff – Bach. French Suite No.5 in G Major BWV816 

Allemande 0:00-3:00

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Chapter 2: commentary by Michael Nowak

Performance: J.S. Bach: Mass In B Minor, BWV 232 / Gloria – Domine Deus

Chapter 3: commentary by Michael Nowak

Performance: Mein glaubiges Herze, BWV 68

Chapter 4: commentary by Michael Nowak

• Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B-Flat Major BWV 1051 II.Adagio ma non tanto
• Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, BWV 1051: III.Allegro

Chapter 5: commentary by Michael Nowak

• Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: I.Allegro 
• Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Major BWV 1050 II.Affettuoso
• Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Major BWV 1050 III.Allegro

Chapter 6: In closing by Michael Nowak

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