Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170; Concerto BWV 1060; Suite BWV 1067

Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170; Concerto BWV 1060; Suite BWV 1067

by Daniel Taylor
     
 
Here's a collection of Bach pieces where the performances fit together exceptionally well. The basic sound is that of Canada's veteran Baroque ensemble Tafelmusik under violinist and director Jeanne Lamon: smooth, bright, French in its light seductiveness. Sample the almost accentless Rondeau from the "Suite in A minor

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Here's a collection of Bach pieces where the performances fit together exceptionally well. The basic sound is that of Canada's veteran Baroque ensemble Tafelmusik under violinist and director Jeanne Lamon: smooth, bright, French in its light seductiveness. Sample the almost accentless Rondeau from the "Suite in A minor," a violin-and-strings transcription (and according to musicologist Joshua Rifkin a reconstruction of an original version) of the "Suite in B minor for orchestra, BWV 1067"; you couldn't call it gutsy, but the degree of control and consistency is impressive. What's best about this album is that the qualities of Lamon's group are put to ideal use in supporting the rich voice of Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor in a pair of solo cantatas for alto and ensemble. The "Cantata No. 54, Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54," is accompanied here by a small organ, not a perfectly authentic practice but one that works well with the chamber dimensions of this cantata and its air of quiet resistance to temptation. Taylor's succulent vocals, the measured grace of the strings, and the modest scope of the program combine for an hour of music that's intimate without being especially inward, seductive yet even-tempered and sober. Analekta's engineering helps things along with a faithfully captured church ambiance that picks up the texture of the string playing without being overbearing. A very fine Bach recording that will ensnare you from the start.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2011
Label:
Analekta
UPC:
0774204987824
catalogNumber:
29878
Rank:
156561

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Tracks

  1. Concerto for oboe & violin (or 2 violins), strings & continuo (reconstruction), BWV 1060R  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - John Abberger  - Jeanne Lamon  - Jeanne Lamon  -  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra  - François Mario Labbé
  2. Cantata No. 54, "Widerstehe doch der Sünde," BWV 54 (BC A51)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Jeanne Lamon  -  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra  - Daniel Taylor  - François Mario Labbé
  3. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Jeanne Lamon  - Jeanne Lamon  -  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra  - François Mario Labbé
  4. Cantata No. 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust," BWV 170 (BC A106)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pamela Dellal  - Jeanne Lamon  - Georg Christian Lehms  -  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra  - Daniel Taylor  - Marc Seiler  - François Mario Labbé

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