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Cantata: 51

Main Performer
or Conductor:
John Eliot Gardiner
Accompaniment/Orchestra:English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir
Soloists:Emma Kirkby (51)
Nancy Argenta
Patrizia Kwella, Soprano
Charles Brett, Alto
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor
David Thomas, Bass
Individual Works:Magnificat in D, BWV 243
Cantata 51 "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen"
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Archiv Produktion
Comments:Rutger Hofman said:

This disc is simply terrific.

Scott Blair said:

I cannot conceive of a better performance of this work. Emma Kirkby handles this very difficult piece with ease and great precision. At speeds generally faster than most others, she still is in complete control and makes it sound easy. This is an excellent work done brilliantly.

Bob Sherman said:

I'm less enthusiastic about this. Kirkby's tempo is staggering, but the trumpet is dull-sounding and his attacks are splatty. Still waiting for a great 51.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Rutger Hofman
  • Matt Wagner
  • Scott Blair
  • Bob Sherman
Date First Submitted:12/19/1998