J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

The Apocryphal Bach Cantatas

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Wolfgang Helbich
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Alsfelder Vokalensemble/Steintor Barock Bremen
Soloists:Johanna Koslowsky
Kai Wessel
Harry Geraerts
Phillip Langshaw
Individual Works:Cantata BWV 217
Cantata BWV 218
Cantata BWV 219
Canata BWV 220
Canata BWV 221
Cantata BWV 222
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:CPO
Catalog Number:CPO 999 139-2
Year Released/Recorded:1992
Total Playing Time:101:23
Comments:Simon Crouch said:

OK, it's cheating! Although transmitted in the hand of Bach, these days, none of these works are thought to be by JSB. Two are by Telemann, one by J.E.Bach and three are unknown (and remain in appendix II of the BWV). Still, it's fascinating to hear the sort of works that JSB thought worthwhile performing. Helbich's forces give a thoughtful, well-played-and-sung account of these attractive works. Recommended if you're grubbing around the periphery of Bach's works.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Simon Crouch
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:08/07/1998