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Well-Tempered Baroque: July 7
This week on Well-Tempered Baroque (Friday 11 pm), the music of Johann Kuhnau. Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722) was a celebrated polymath, A practicing lawyer, translator, writer, organist, singer, and above all, cantor of the St. Thomaskirche in Leipzig, where he presided over the city's music from 1701 until his death. It was Kuhnau's high standards as a composer and director that set the bar against which Johann Sebastian Bach would be judged. Johann Kuhnau, this week on Well-Tempered Baroque.