J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings


Main Performer
or Conductor:
Frans Bruggen
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Baroque Orchesta
Soloists:Max Van Egmond, baritone
Boy's trebles and contraltos of the Koorschool St. Bavo, Haarlem
Harry Geraerds, Michiel ten Houte de lange, tenors
Harry van der Kamp, Lodewijk Meeuwsen, basses
Jan Valkelstijn, chorus master
Individual Works:"Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen"
Cantata BWV 56 (Dominica 19 post Trinitatis)

"Ich habe genung"
Cantata BWV 82 (Festo Purificationis Mariae)

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony Classical/Seon
Catalog Number:SBK 60373
Year Released/Recorded:1977
Total Playing Time:39:23
Comments:The Seon label (1970-80) was crated by the producer Wolf Erichson, who worked at Das Alte Werk. He continued impulsing the recordings in the spirit of the aplication of the 'ancient stiles". The cd now comented is part of these production. The recording was remastered with SBM, and is incredible and very clear, but the timing of the disc is poor. The conduction of Br³ggen is between the Harnoncourt- Leonhart version (with arcaics ritmicals accents but some controled & the use of the children voices with the trebles and contralto parts) and Gardiner (elegant and trasparent). Idon't listen the Koopman integral, but I think that the comparition between the Neederals conductor could be interesant. The voice of Van Egmond is some controled. The orchestra had a important numbers of original instruments in time of copys. The cd's price is low, a important reason for who began his experience with Bach's cantatas corpus. The edition is from 1998.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • RenÚ Cevasco Matthei
Date First Submitted:09/01/2000