J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Bach Cantatas

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Monica Huggett
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Ensemble Sonnerie
Soloists:Nancy Argenta, Soprano
Individual Works:Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, BWV 51
Ich habe genug, BWV 82a
Ich bin vergnugt mit meinem Glucke, BWV 84
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199
Weichet Nur, betrubte Schatten (Wedding Cantata), BWV 202
Non sa che sia dolore, BWV 209
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Virgin Veritas
Catalog Number:VBD5 61644-2
Year Released/Recorded:1993
Total Playing Time:1 hr 59 mins
Comments:Seamus Fitzmaurice said:

A budget priced 2-CD reissue of cantatas for solo soprano. Nancy Argenta sings beautifully, pure and radiant but with drama when required, and she doesn't have the edginess other "bell" sopranos are prone to. Included is the version of "Ich habe genug" which Bach re-arranged in a higher key for Soprano/Tenor voice, possibly because his wife Anna Magdelena loved the central slow lullaby aria so much. This is exquisitely sung with a heart-felt tenderness. My only quibble with this issue is the absence of any texts, otherwise it is an exceptional buy.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Seamus Fitzmaurice
Date First Submitted:09/01/2000