Bach: Solo Cantatas for Alto and Tenor

Bach: Solo Cantatas for Alto and Tenor

by Ton Koopman
     
 

One of the seemingly endless possibilities for programming Bach's cantatas, this 2008 Antoine Marchand disc drawn from Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir's survey of the complete surviving cantatas joins five works featuring either alto or tenor soloists. The first two…  See more details below

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One of the seemingly endless possibilities for programming Bach's cantatas, this 2008 Antoine Marchand disc drawn from Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir's survey of the complete surviving cantatas joins five works featuring either alto or tenor soloists. The first two works here feature Polish alto Bogna Bartosz, the third German alto Andreas Scholl, the fourth German tenor Christoph Prégardien, and the fifth -- a single aria for an unspecified occasion -- Bartosz again. As in all Koopman's Bach recordings, these are always entirely successful if not entirely predictable performances. Organist Koopman is a canny Bach conductor, leading performances from the keyboard that combines both the spirituality and humanity of Bach's music. The soloists are uniformly excellent, though they may not be to every listener's taste. Though most will enjoy Prégardian's doleful account of the aria "Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht" from the cantata of the same name, as well as Bartosz's soulful reading of the arioso "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" from the cantata "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben," some may have trouble adjusting to Scholl's virtuosic but slightly arch performance of "Wer Sünde tut, der ist vom Teufel" from the cantata "Widerstehe doch der Sünde." Recorded in bright, vivid digital sound, this disc will serve to introduce listeners to Koopman's way with Bach.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
Label:
Challenge
UPC:
0608917228229
catalogNumber:
72282

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Tracks

  1. Cantata No. 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust," BWV 170 (BC A106)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra  - Alfredo Bernardini  - Ton Koopman  - Ton Koopman  - Jonathan Manson  - Bogna Bartosz  - Marcel van den Broek  - Marcel van den Broek
  2. Cantata No. 169, "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben," BWV 169 (BC A143)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Amsterdam Baroque Choir  -  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra  - Ton Koopman  - Ton Koopman  - Jonathan Manson  - Bogna Bartosz  - Marcel van den Broek  - Marcel van den Broek
  3. Cantata No. 54, "Widerstehe doch der Sünde," BWV 54 (BC A51)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra  - Ton Koopman  - Jonathan Manson  -  Scholl  - Marcel van den Broek  - Marcel van den Broek
  4. Cantata No. 55, "Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht," BWV 55 (BC A157)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Amsterdam Baroque Choir  -  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra  - Ton Koopman  - Jonathan Manson  - Christoph Prégardien  - Marcel van den Broek  - Marcel van den Broek
  5. Cantata No. 200, "Bekennen will ich seinen Namen" (fragment), BWV 200 (BC A192): Aria. Bekennen will ich seinen Namen  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra  - Margaret Faultless  - Ton Koopman  - Jonathan Manson  - Bogna Bartosz  - Alida Schat  - Marcel van den Broek  - Marcel van den Broek

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