The third of our Bach, the Universe & Everything series
We are joined by Professor Daniel Leech-Wilkinson of King’s College London for this festive Bach, the Universe and Everything.
BWV 62 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Now come, Savior of the Heathens)
"Wondrous birth! O wondrous Child" This Advent Cantata is a joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus, the miracle child.
The Bach buffs among us may recognise elements of this festive cantata as it has been suggested that this piece was a sketch for the aria "Großer Herr und starker König" from Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Research on the sounds that caregivers exchange with infants has profound implications for the way we understand classical music; how we sing and play these scores and how music moves us. In this talk, Professor Daniel Leech-Wilkinson of King’s College London invites us to consider how we can use musical performance to empathise with others.
Recorded at Kings Place on Sunday 12 December
Excerpt 1: Elena Gerhardt; "Schlaflied"; D 527; Franz Schubert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onIqNLCV00U
Excerpt 2: Patricia Kuhl TED talk, Linguistic Genius of Babies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2XBIkHW954
Excerpt 3: Bach concerto for 2 violins, 2nd Movement, Kreisler and Zimbalist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c664bnHKMM
Excerpt 4: Gilels plays the Prelude in B minor (Bach / Siloti) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu06WnXlPCY