Nicholas Phan: BACH 52

ARTISTS: Nicholas Phan and friends

BACH 52 is a web series that explores the question: “Is the music of Bach for everyone?”

Comprised of 52 episodes, each episode of BACH 52 features a film and recording of one tenor aria (or duet) from Johann Sebastian Bach’s church cantatas that is paired with interviews with scholars, musicians, and audience-members that probes this question.

The choice of 52 arias will allow for a year-long exploration of Bach’s music and examination of the relevance of his music to today’s increasingly secular and diverse society.

Nicholas Phan: project producer
Lolly Lewis: recording engineer and editor