J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

The Apocryphal Bach Motets

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Wolfgang Helbich
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Alsfelder Vokalensemble
Individual Works:BWV Anh.159 "Ich lasse Dich nicht"
BWV Anh.160 "Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt"
Motets Anh. BWV Anh.162 - BWV Anh.165
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:CPO
Catalog Number:CPO 999 235-2
Year Released/Recorded:1993
Total Playing Time:55:27
Comments:Simon Crouch said:

Not quite such a cheat as its partner recording of the apocryphal Bach cantatas, since recent scholarship has argued that Anh. 159 is the genuine article from early in Bach's career. (Daniel Melamed has shown that the earlier attribution to J.Christoph Bach was an early 19th century speculation and that before that time it was considered genuine). Anh. 160 is now thought to be a pastiche of Telemann-arranged-by-Bach, genuine Bach and Telemann-arranged-by-Harrer (Bach's Leipzig successor). All the motets on the disc are attractive and the performances are thoroughly sympathetic. Recommended.

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:08/15/1998