J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Christ lag in Todes Banden / Oster-Oratorium

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Andrew Parrott
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Taverner Consort and Players
Soloists:Emily van Evera - soprano
Caroline Trevor - alto
Charles Daniels - tenor
David Thomas - bass
Individual Works:Christ lag in Todes Banden BWV4
Oster-Oratorium BWV249
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Virgin Classics Veritas
Catalog Number:7243 5 45011 2 8
Year Released/Recorded:1993
Total Playing Time:59:13
Comments:Mr. Parrott has opted for one on a part for the choruses, and to great effect. With a wonderful team of singers, and a proficient group of players, this cantata is given a beautifully concise and tight performance. The intricate counterpoint of the choruses is nice and transparent, and the solo arias are all handled with great style. The recorded sound is perfect; close and with little reverberation. If you like period performance, this is your best bet, and even if you don't, this recording will not offend. Highly recommended.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Scott Blair
Date First Submitted:10/26/1996