J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Cantatas 105, 73 and 131

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Philippe Herreweghe
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent
Soloists:Barbara Schlick (soprano)
Gerard Lesne (alto)
Howard Crook (tenor)
Peter Koos (bass)
Individual Works:Cantata BWV 105 "Herr, gehe ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht"
Cantata BWV 173 "Herr, woe du willt, so schicks mit dir"
Cantata BWV 131 "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir"
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Virgin Classics
Catalog Number:VC 7 59237 2
Year Released/Recorded:1992
Total Playing Time:57:55
Comments:Bob Halliday said:

Cantata 105 has been a personal favorite for a long time, and this is the best recording of it that I've heard. The Collegium Vocale is both nimble and expressive in the opening chorus - one of those pieces that haunt you and that you keep playing for friends. The fugato that concludes it is a knockout and it's wonderfully sung here. All of the soloists are very good, and recorded sound is fine. The other two cantatas on the disc are just as well done. BWV131, another personal favorite, is very movingly sung.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Bob Halliday
Date First Submitted:01/13/1998