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Die Bach Kantate - Vol. 62

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Helmuth Rilling
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
Soloists:BWV 110:
Kathrin Graf, soprano
Helrun Gardow, alto
Aldo Baldin, tenor
Wolfgang Schöne, bass.
BWV 40:
Verena Gohl, alto
Adalbert Kraus, tenor
Siegmund Nimsgern, bass.
BWV 121:
Arleen Auger, soprano
Doris Soffel, alto
Adalbert Kraus, tenor
Wolfgang Schöne, bass.
Individual Works:Cantata BWV 110, Unser Mund sei voll Lachens.
Cantata BWV 40, Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes.
Cantata BWV 121, Christum wir sollen loben schon.
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Hanssler
Catalog Number:98.824
Year Released/Recorded:1974 1970 1980.
Total Playing Time:65:12
Related Web Site:http://www.bachakademie.de/
Comments:George Murnu said:

"Volume 62 of Helmuth Rilling's cantatas series is devoted to works written for the Christmas: BWV 110 - famous for it's opening chorus, a parody of the Overture from the fourth Orchestral Suite - for the first Christmas day, BWV 40 and BWV 121 for the second Christmas day. My favorite performance is that of cantata BWV 121, recorded the latest of all and showing Rilling at his most vigorous. The cantatas BWV 110 and 40 are earlier recordings and the performances are a little bit heavy for my taste; my favorite version of these works are by Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, which I have reviewed on the J.S. Bach homepage as well. Yet even in these performances Rilling shows his obvious love for the music of Bach. In short: an excellent version of BWV 121 and more than reliable performances of BWV 110 and 40."

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