J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings


Main Performer
or Conductor:
Helmuth Rilling
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Gachinger Kantorei and Bach-Collegium Stuttgart.
Soloists:BWV 249: Arleen Auger, Julia Hamari, Adalbert Kraus, Philippe
BWV 6: Edith Wiens, Carolyn Watkinson, Adalbert Kraus, Walter Heldwein.
Various instrumental soloists.
Individual Works:Easter Oratorio (Osteroratorium) BWV 249: "Kommt, eilet und laufet"
Cantata BWV 6: "Bleib bei uns"
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Hanssler
Catalog Number:98.862
Year Released/Recorded:1980
Total Playing Time:59'59
Related Web Site:http://www.bachakademie.de/
Comments:George Murnu said:

This is in fact volume 11 of Helmuth Rilling's complete ( more or less, of course ) traversal of Bach's cantats, which is my favorite series of the complete recordings. In fact I would go as far as calling Rilling the greatest living interpretor of Bach's music. His series of cantats offers consistently high quality performances, and also allow us to see his transformation as an artist from the first recordings in the late sixties-early seventies to the late ones in the mid-eighties. Volume 11 is for me one of the highlights of the series, especially the performance of the Easter Oratorio which is my favorite recording of the work. Rilling favours a crisp intonation with excellent work from the soloists, chorus, and orchestra. Here the trumpets are especially brilliant and festive, apropriate for the work - in performances of other cantatas the trumpets are more integrated with the orchestra and do not shine as brilliantly as here. The performance of BWV 6 is fine as well. Without a doubt one of the highlights of Rilling's canatas recordings.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • George Murnu
Date First Submitted:11/02/1997