J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Bach Cantatas

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson / Craig Smith
Accompaniment/Orchestra:The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music
Soloists:Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Individual Works:BWV 82 and BWV 199
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:nonesuch
Year Released/Recorded:2003
Total Playing Time:50.40
Comments:Hans Schroder said:

It seems to be a "love-it -or-hate-it" recording. those who love it will run to the shop and buy it. For one thing it is different: an operatic approach (verdi goes bach, but with respect and love) which gives it a breathtaking intensity. The quality of recording is also very good (as always with Nonesuch) and don't you believe cd becomes obsolete: downloads will never ever have this kind of quality. The same was said about CD vs. LP, but after more than 20 years LP is still superior (except for convenience).

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • hans schroder
Date First Submitted:03/27/2006