J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings


Main Performer
or Conductor:
Harry Christophers
Accompaniment/Orchestra:The Sixteen
Individual Works:Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied, BWV 225
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit, BWV 226
Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227
Der Gerechte kommt um Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228
Komm, Jesu komm, BWV 229
Lobet den Herrn, BWV 230
Record Label:Hyperion
Catalog Number:CDA66369
Year Released/Recorded:1990
Comments:This recording of the Bach Motets has been regarded by many critics as an excellent recording since is has adopted the original performance practices (as far as we know) as the basis for interpreting a performance of this work. The clear singing that results from this interpretation makes it easy to comprehend the immense complexity, as well as making it possible to appreciate the genius behind the compositions. I have studied the scores from this recording, and Bach has used many complex techniques of music composition. Thanks to the relatively simple approach to the performance of these works, it is easy to what Bach is doing in these works, and it is easy to appreciate his genius.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Andrew Koll
Date First Submitted:10/22/1995