J.S. Bach

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Die Bach Kantate - Vol. 10

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Helmuth Rilling
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
Soloists:BWV 137: Arleen AugÚr, soprano
Gabriele Schreckenbach, alto
Adalbert Kraus, tenor
Walter Heldwein, bass.
BWV 129: Arleen AugÚr, soprano
Gabriele Schreckenbach, alto
Huttenlocher, bass.
BWV 137: Arleen AugÚr, soprano
Carolyn Watkinson, alto
Aldo Baldin,
Wolfgang Schöne, bass.
Individual Works:Cantata BWV 137, Lobe der Herren
Cantata BWV 129, Gelobet sei der Herr
Cantata BWV 78, Jesu, der du meine Seele
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Hanssler
Catalog Number:98.861
Year Released/Recorded:1981 1982 1979
Total Playing Time:54:00
Related Web Site:http://www.bachakademie.de/
Comments:George Murnu said:

Another one of my favorite volumes of Rilling's cantatas series. I recommend anybody sampling the disc to start with the cantata BWV 129 (for Trinity Sunday). Notice the brilliant trumpets - of the Lõubin brothers - crisp phrasing and great choral work of the Gõchinger Kantorei. There are of course a lot of other ways of performing Bach, but this recording of BWV 129 shows my ideal way. The performance of the cantata BWV 78 - for the 14th Sunday after Trinity - is fine as well. I particularly like how the voices of Auger and Watkinson blend in the famous duet "Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten", aided by Rilling's vigorous conducting. And if my favorite version of BWV 137 - for the 12th Sunday after Trinity - is Karl Richter's, Rilling offers a wonderful performance here as well. Anybody wanting to sample Rilling's cantata series should start with this volume or with volume 11 - the Easter Oratorio. Enthusiastically recommended for anybody wanting a modern-instruments version of these works.

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