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Bach: Cantatas and Arias
     

Bach: Cantatas and Arias

by Ian Bostridge
 
Ian Bostridge is the most exciting tenor the British Isles have produced in some time, and on this recording of Bach cantatas and arias, he is once again in fine form. His voice -- clear and bright, with a pleasantly fast vibrato -- shines through in some of Bach's finest compositions for tenor. The familiar cantata Ich habe genug (It Is Enough), in particular,

Overview

Ian Bostridge is the most exciting tenor the British Isles have produced in some time, and on this recording of Bach cantatas and arias, he is once again in fine form. His voice -- clear and bright, with a pleasantly fast vibrato -- shines through in some of Bach's finest compositions for tenor. The familiar cantata Ich habe genug (It Is Enough), in particular, receives a sensitive performance, as Bostridge conveys this plea to God for deliverance with moving lyricism. The middle aria, "Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen" (Fall Asleep, My Weary Eyes) is one of Bach's most delicate lullabies, and there are wonderful moments: the graceful tripping down the scale at "fallet sanft" (fall softly), or the sleepy pause at "stille Ruh" (quiet rest). Fabio Biondi leads the early-instrument ensemble Europa Galante in an able accompaniment to Bostridge's lyrical lines. Listen especially to the silvery shimmer of the strings in the opening Sinfonia from the cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ Lay in the Bonds of Death), or the recorders' poignantly intermingling melody in the Easter Oratorio's aria "Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer" (Sweet Shall My Death Agony Be). With this rewarding, warmly musical album, Bostridge and Biondi prove themselves first-rate Bach interpreters.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2001
Label:
Emi Classics
UPC:
0724354542022
catalogNumber:
45420

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  1. Cantata No. 82, "Ich habe genug," BWV 82  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  - Ian Bostridge  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  2. Cantata No. 4, "Christ lag in Todesbanden," BWV 4: Sinfonia  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  3. Cantata No. 43, "Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen," BWV 43: Es will der Höchste sich ein Siegsgespräng bereite  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  - Ian Bostridge  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  4. Cantata No. 43, "Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen," BWV 43: Ja tausend mal tausend begleiten den Wagen  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  - Ian Bostridge  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  5. Cantata No. 55, "Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht," BWV 55  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  - Ian Bostridge  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  6. Cantata No. 18, "Gleich wie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt," BWV 18: Sinfonia  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  - Ian Bostridge  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  7. Cantata No. 198, "Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl," BWV 198: Der Ewigkeit saphirnes Haus  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  - Ian Bostridge  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  8. Easter Oratorio, "Kommt, eilet und laufet," BWV 249: Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  - Ian Bostridge  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  9. Cantata No. 7 "Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam," BWV 7: Dies hat Gott klar  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  - Ian Bostridge  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  10. Cantata No. 7 "Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam," BWV 7: Des Vaters Stimme ließ sich hören  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  - Ian Bostridge  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  11. Cantata No. 139, "Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott," BWV 139: Gott ist mein Freund  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  - Ian Bostridge  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron
  12. Cantata No. 212, "Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet," ("Peasant Cantata"), BWV 212: Sinfonia  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Fabio Biondi  -  Europa Galante  - Alain Lanceron

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