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BACH, J.S.: Cantatas for Solo Soprano, BWV 51, 52, 84, 199 (Thornhill, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Muller-Bruhl)

Composer(s):Bach, Johann Sebastian
Artist(s)
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredVocal
Catalogue 8.570453
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Among J.S. Bach’s 200 or so surviving church cantatas, these four for solo soprano include the popular Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, in which singer and solo trumpet engage in thrilling displays of virtuosity. In the other cantatas, Bach provides equally beautiful obbligato parts for violin, viola and oboe, whose interactions with the soprano heighten the emotional significance of the sacred texts. For the opening sinfonia of the most richly-scored cantata here, Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht, Bach makes use of a version of the first movement of his Brandenburg Concerto No. 1.


   




Review By Gavin Dixon ,Classical CD Reviews,August 2010

…this is essentially a modern recording conforming to modern artistic and technical principles. It’s a studio recording, so the resonance is presumably courtesy of the recording technology. The result is a warm, comfortable aural environment, pleasant but without ever a hint of the atmosphere of a church.

The Norwegian soprano Siri Karoline Thornhill has an attractive tone and very natural phrasing style. She applies a light vibrato to the longer notes, weighing her sound more to the modern than the baroque…a competent and attractive performance…The Cologne Bach Vocal Ensemble also give serviceable renditions of the chorales&hellips;I’ve no complaints about the articulation, balance or tuning.

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