Bach: Cantatas Vol 15 / Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists

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This second special single-CD release for Christmas in the award-winning series of recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, incudes BWV 151, one of his most intimate cantatas. Opening with a hauntingly beautiful and consoling soprano aria, it has pre-echoes of both Gluck and Brahms. First heard on Boxing Day 1725, BWV 57 provides us with another opportunity to enjoy Bach, who never wrote an opera, as the best writer of dramatic declamation since Monteverdi. His response to the text is highly personalized, and sparing in its modest forces although strongly expressive. A movement of infectious rhythmic élan, the opening chorus of BWV 133 conveys the exuberance and sheer exhilaration of Christmas. The Monteverdi Choir and The English Baroque Soloists give their customary brilliant performances, making this release the must-have issue of the year's Christmas season.



Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: SDG 127


  • UPC: 843183012725


  • Label: SDG


  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach


  • Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir


  • Performer: Gillian Keith, James Gilchrist, Joanne Lunn, Katherine Fuge, Peter Harvey, Robin Tyson, William Towers



Works:


  1. Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt, BWV 151

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir

    Performer: Katherine Fuge (Soprano), James Gilchrist (Tenor), Peter Harvey (Bass), Gillian Keith (Soprano), Joanne Lunn (Soprano), William Towers (Countertenor), Robin Tyson (Countertenor)

    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner


  2. Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir

    Performer: Katherine Fuge (Soprano), James Gilchrist (Tenor), Peter Harvey (Bass), Gillian Keith (Soprano), Joanne Lunn (Soprano), William Towers (Countertenor), Robin Tyson (Countertenor)

    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner


  3. Selig ist der Mann, der die Anfechtung erdulet, BWV 57

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir

    Performer: Katherine Fuge (Soprano), James Gilchrist (Tenor), Peter Harvey (Bass), Gillian Keith (Soprano), Joanne Lunn (Soprano), William Towers (Countertenor), Robin Tyson (Countertenor)

    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner


  4. Sehet, welch eine Liebe, BWV 64

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir

    Performer: Katherine Fuge (Soprano), James Gilchrist (Tenor), Peter Harvey (Bass), Gillian Keith (Soprano), Joanne Lunn (Soprano), William Towers (Countertenor), Robin Tyson (Countertenor)

    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner