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Murray Perahia's elegant lyricism in a Bach Concerto / WCRB: Boston

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Murray Perahia is featured on WCRB: Boston - The Bach Hour for Sunday Jan 14, 2018 in the Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D, BWV 1054 - as pianist and conductor with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

In the more than 40 years he has been performing on the concert stage, Mr. Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra. He is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he has toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South East Asia. Perahia has a wide and varied discography. Sony Classical has issued a special boxed set edition of all his recordings including several DVDs entitled The First 40 Years. His recording of Brahms Händel Variations, which won the Grammophone Award in 2011, has been called "one of the most rewarding Brahms recitals currently available." Some of his previous solo recordings feature a 5-CD boxed set of his Chopin recordings, Bach's Partitas Nos. 1, 5, and 6 and Beethoven's Piano Sonatas, opp 14, 26, and 28. He is the recipient of two Grammy awards, for his recordings of Chopin's complete Etudes and Bach's English Suites Nos. 1, 3, and 6, and numerous Grammy nominations. Mr. Perahia has also won several Gramophone Awards.

The WCRB: Boston - Bach Hour for Sunday Jan 14, 2018 program also includes; the Partita No. 3 in F (orig. in E), BWV 1006 - Hopkinson Smith, lute, and the Cantata BWV 155 Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange (translation)- Caroline Stam, soprano;  Elisabeth von Magnus, alto;  Paul Agnew, tenor;  Klaus Mertens, bass;  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman, director

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