Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 36

Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 36

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The 36th volume in Masaaki Suzuki's survey of the complete extant cantatas of Bach shares all the virtues of the previous 35: insight into the works' spiritual underpinnings and top-notch musicality. The four vocal soloists sing with relaxed agility, and though some might find Yukari Nonoshita's soprano too whiteSee more details below

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The 36th volume in Masaaki Suzuki's survey of the complete extant cantatas of Bach shares all the virtues of the previous 35: insight into the works' spiritual underpinnings and top-notch musicality. The four vocal soloists sing with relaxed agility, and though some might find Yukari Nonoshita's soprano too white and Robin Blaze's counter-tenor too hooty, the effect is successful overall. As always, the Bach Collegium Japan plays with admirable clarity and lucidity, and the many instrumental soloists are excellent, from Dan Laurin's ethereal flauto piccolo to Masamitsu San'Nomiya's poignant oboe d'amore. Suzuki's conducting captures ideal tempos and clean textures. While some listeners may already have favorite recordings of some of these cantatas -- Karl Richter's large-scale reading of "Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6," with Peter Schreier and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has long been a preferred recording -- few period-instrument performances can match these for depth and detail. BIS' super audio digital recording is somehow even more transparent than their merely digital recordings.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2007
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318599916118
catalogNumber:
1611

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  1. Cantata No. 42, "Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbaths," BWV 42 (BC A63)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Robert von Bahr  - Robin Blaze  - James Gilchrist  - Masaaki Suzuki  - Jacob Fabricius  -  Bach Collegium Japan Chorus  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra  - Yukari Nonoshita  - Dominik Wörner
  2. Cantata No. 103, "Ihr werdet weinen und heulen," BWV 103 (BC A69)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Robert von Bahr  - Robin Blaze  - Paul Gerhardt  - James Gilchrist  - Masaaki Suzuki  - Christiane Mariane von Ziegler  -  Bach Collegium Japan Chorus  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra
  3. Cantata No. 108, "Es ist euch gut, dass ich hingehe," BWV 108 (BC A72)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Robert von Bahr  - Robin Blaze  - Paul Gerhardt  - James Gilchrist  - Masaaki Suzuki  - Christiane Mariane von Ziegler  -  Bach Collegium Japan Chorus  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra  - Dominik Wörner
  4. Cantata No. 6 "Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden," BWV 6 (BC A57)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Martin Luther  - Robert von Bahr  - Robin Blaze  - James Gilchrist  - Nikolaus Selnecker  - Masaaki Suzuki  -  Bach Collegium Japan Chorus  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra  - Yukari Nonoshita  - Dominik Wörner

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