An in-depth look at Bach's greatest secular works
In this program featuring excerpts from secular works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt strives to reveal something of the mystery and fascination of Bach's compositional art in the domain of non-sacred music. With his Concentus musicus Wien and the vocal soloists Janet Perry and Robert Holl, Harnoncourt interprets passages and movements from Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3, the Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 and 5, Bach's arrangement of Benedetto Marcello's Oboe Concerto and parts of the "Coffee Cantata".