J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Magnificat in D major

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Philippe Herreweghe
Accompaniment/Orchestra:La Chapelle Royale/Collegium Vocale
Soloists:Barbera Schlick
Agnes Mellon
Gerard Lesne
Howard Crook
Peter Kooy
Individual Works:Magnificat/Ein feste Burg ist Unser Gott, BWV 243
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Harmonia Mundi
Catalog Number:HMW 2901326
Year Released/Recorded:1990
Total Playing Time:53'00
Comments:Liz Ling said:

I love this recording. The trumpets in the Magnificat are superb, the soloists, particularly Gerard Lesne, shine, and, being a bit of a pedant, I really DO appreciate the use of the Germanic Latin pronunciation! Ein feste Burg is a cantata I'd not come across before I bought this recording in 1990. I'm very glad I did; it's playing an integral part in our wedding in a couple of years. An altogether sensitive and well thought out recording; well worth that trip to the record shop.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Liz Ling
Date First Submitted:12/12/1997