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Bach: Magnificat, Cantata Bwv 80 / Herreweghe, Et Al


Release Date: 04/12/2005 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 901326   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter KooyBarbara SchlickAgnès MellonGérard Lesne,   ... 
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale ParisCollegium Vocale
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It is...a fine pairing of two of Bach’s more extroverted works, in which Herreweghe delves beneath the masculine surface of the Magnificat to find its more tender interior and boldly explores Bach’s expansion of Luther’s great Reformation hymn, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott. For whatever reason, Cantata 80 seems to have lost a degree of popularity lately, and it’s good to hear it again, complete with W. F. Bach’s interpolated trumpets. I was not particularly enamored of the contributions of the soprano soloists on my first hearing, but they prove, in retrospect, to be more than adequate. Obviously, Harmonia Mundi has a great deal of faith in this recording, with good reason." George Chien, FANFARE "It is...a fine pairing of two of Bach’s more extroverted works, in which Herreweghe delves beneath the masculine surface of the Magnificat to find its more tender interior and boldly explores Bach’s expansion of Luther’s great Reformation hymn, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott. For whatever reason, Cantata 80 seems to have lost a degree of popularity lately, and it’s good to hear it again, complete with W. F. Bach’s interpolated trumpets. I was not particularly enamored of the contributions of the soprano soloists on my first hearing, but they prove, in retrospect, to be more than adequate. Obviously, Harmonia Mundi has a great deal of faith in this recording, with good reason." George Chien, FANFARE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Baritone), Barbara Schlick (Soprano), Agnès Mellon (Soprano),
Gérard Lesne (Countertenor), Howard Crook (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris,  Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 28 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This performance is currently available on Mini Disc as Harmonia Mundi 6901326. 
2.
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Barbara Schlick (Soprano), Gérard Lesne (Countertenor), Howard Crook (Tenor),
Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris,  Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1744; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 24 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 

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