J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Sacred Vocal Works Volume 140

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Helmuth Rilling
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
Soloists:Sibylla Rubens 243a
Ruth Sandhoff
Ingeborg Danz
Marcus Ullmann
Klaus Hager
Individual Works:Maginificat E flat major BWV 243a
Symbolum Nicenumm from Mass in B minor BWV 232 II
O ewiges Feuer BWV 34a
Lobe den Herrn BWV 69a
Her Gott Beherrscher alle Dinge BWV 120a
Ehre sei Gott in den des Hohne BWV 197a
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Hanssler
Year Released/Recorded:1999-2000
Comments:Jacques D. Landry said:

Rillings style used in the delivery of the Magnificat in its original version, planned for Christmas in Leipzig and containing 4 motets (2 in Latin and 2 in German)is simply breath-taking. In comparing with the recording that was delivered in the TELDEC collection I prefer this one because of the more dynamic tempi. The brilliance of the delivery of the Bach Collegium and the Gachinger Kantorei (an example being the delivery of Fecit potentiam) make it worth buying simply for this piece. Von Himmel Hoch, first motet played, shines in its delivery by the ensemble. (Delivered a-capella)

Also on this double CD are included earlier versions of some beautiful cantatas such as BWV 120 and 197. I would recommend this recording to the anyone trying to discover the true nature of JS Bach.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Jacques D. Landry
Date First Submitted:11/18/2000