Teri Noel Towe, host of WPRB’s recently-concluded fourteen week “Bach on Thursday” series, is interviewed about his favorite composer by Michael Lawrence Films for a forthcoming documentary on Johann Sebastian Bach.
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.
WPRB’s series Bach on Thursday, hosted by Teri Noel Towe, continues Thursday 8/14 at 6 AM with its eleventh installment entitled “Bach Behind the Iron Curtain”. This is the second part of Teri’s “Iron Curtain” selections.
This program will feature recordings made in the Soviet Union and in the “Soviet Bloc” countries, including Roumania, Bulgaria, Poland, the Baltic States, the DDR, Czechoslovakia, and the present day Ukraine. In addition, the first commercial Bach recording, made in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1902, and a few Latin American Bach recordings for which there was not time last week, will be aired.
WPRB’s series “Bach on Thursday”, hosted by Teri Noel Towe, returns Thursday 7/31 at 6 AM with the ninth installment entitled “Bach on Weird Instruments”.
Among the recordings scheduled are performances of the B Minor Flute Suite, BWV 1067, played on the tuba, the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565, played by a Trinidad steel band, the English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808, played on the accordion, and a late 1960s vintage computer generated “performance” of movements from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079.
Tomorrow morning (6/13) at 8:30 a.m. ET on WPRB, Teri Towe (host of “Bach On Thursday”) will celebrate novelist Dorothy L. Sayer’s birthday with a special broadcast.
Sayers was best known as an author of detective fiction, having written many novels and short stories that featured her character Lord Peter Wimsey. Full details from Teri after the jump. This will be fantastic!
Tomorrow, June 13, 2008, from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Eastern Daylight Time, the 115th anniversary of the birth of the legendary detection novelist, Dorothy L. Sayers, and the 94th birthday of her close friend, scholarly colleague, and biographer, Dr. Barbara Reynolds will be celebrated with a special broadcast on WPRB 103.3 FM.
The broadcast, “The Concert at The Winter Gardens”, will recreate the concert that provides an alibi for Henry Weldon in the “Lord Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane” detection novel, Have His Carcase, which is set in a fictional English seaside resort in 1931. For the recreation of the programme of the concert, recordings made by English artists in the 1920s will be used.
The host for “The Concert at The Winter Gardens” on WPRB, the student radio station at Princeton University, is 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”. Towe also is a Dorothy L. Sayers aficionado, and, in 2007, he presented a paper on Bach and Lord Peter Wimsey at the American convention of The Dorothy L. Sayers Society.