BWV is a period instrument chamber music ensemble founded by Joel and keyboard player Kristin Ditlow Yuan. The two have appeared as a duo and in solo performances on the series. BWV has also presented the international ensemble Archipelago, and collaborations with other period instrument performers.
On the series, Joel presents an annual series of concerts featuring all six of Bach's Suites for Solo Cello, celebrating over the years the "multi-year 300th anniversary" of their composition.
The series takes its name from the rather prosaic-sounding "Catalog of Bach's Works" (abbreviated "BWV" in the original German.) This catalog is in fact a work of massive importance to the world of music, as it represents the return to life of Bach's output, nearly all of which had been lost and ignored for generations after the composer's death. Nearly every musician in the Western tradition has been profoundly influenced by Bach's mastery of harmony, counterpoint, instrumentation, and compositional structure since his music was re-introduced. Inspired by this renaissance that is so pivotal in our musical world, Joel has repurposed the "B" in BWV from "Bach" to "Baroque," thus expanding the repertoire while maintaining the emphasis on the introduction and re-introduction of a world of masterpieces, many of which are rarely heard.
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