WPRB’s series Bach on Thursday, hosted by Teri Noel Towe, wraps up its summer this Thursday 8/14 at 6 AM with its fourteenth installment entitled “Johann Sebastian Bach Went to Princeton and Was Graduated with Highest Honors”.
This final episode will be devoted to recordings of the music of Bach made by Princeton alumni and emeritus Princeton faculty members. Among the artists to be featured are William H. Scheide, ’36, h’70, and H’94 (the founder and first Director of The Bach Aria Group), Ralph Downes (University Organist at Princeton, 1928 – 1935), Carl Weinrich (University Organist at Princeton, 1943 – 1973), Arthur Mendel (legendary Bach scholar and Chairman of the Music Department at Princeton University in the 1950s and 1960s), Charles Rosen, ’48 and *51, John Solum, ’55, William Parker, ’65, Joshua Rifkin, *70, and Ann Monoyios, ’72 and *74.
Your host for “Bach on Thursday” has been Teri Noel Towe, a Princeton alumnus (Class of 1970), known to a decade and more of New York City area classical music radio listeners as “The Laughing Cavalier”. The recordings featured on “Bach on Thursday” have come from Towe’s own extensive and comprehensive collection of recordings of the music of J. S. Bach.