J.S. Bach

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Cantatas: Complete, Vol. 7

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Ton Koopman
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir
Soloists:Lisa Larsson, soprano
Bogna Bartosz & Elisabeth von Magnus, altos
Gerd Turk, tenor
Klaus Mertens, bass
Individual Works:Disc 1:
Es Ist Nichts Gesundes an Meinem Leibe (BWV 25)
Christus, de ist Mein Leben (BWV 95)
Nimm, Was Dein Ist, und Gehe Hin (BWV 144)
Halt im Gedachtnis Jesum Christ (BWV 67)
Ein Ungefarbt Gemute (BWV 24)

Disc 2:
Erforsche Mich, Gott, Und Erfahre (BWV 136)
Erwunschtes Freudenlicht (BWV 184)
Herr, Gehe Nicht ins Gericht (BWV 105)
Bringet dem Herrn Ehre Seines Namens (BWV 148)

Disc 3:
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (BWV 147)
Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister (BWV 181)
Erhohtes Fleisch und Blut (BWV 173)

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Erato
Catalog Number:3984-23141-2
Year Released/Recorded:1998
Total Playing Time:213 minutes 56 seconds
Comments:Andrew Block said:

More good stuff from Ton Koopman and the ABO/C -- this release follows in the splendid tradition of the previous six volumes.

These Liepzig period compositions written between 1723-24 contain several moments of classic Bachian form and inventiveness, especially in the arias. As usual, the ABO/C and soloists produce focused, homogeneous sound with just the right amount of opacity/transparency where needed. The fugal sections and counterpoint come through with great clarity, and encourage the listener to feel some sense of involvement with the shape and direction of the music. Bach's skills in instrumentation and effect are well-realized by the outstanding musicianship of these players and singers.

As has been the case with each volume, it leaves one looking forward to the next installment...

Annette van der Zee said:

This is box 7 in the framework of the Bach Cantata project by Ton Koopman. This box is the second issue in the series containing the spiritual cantatas from Leipzig.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Andrew Block
  • Annette van der Zee
Date First Submitted:05/23/1999