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Bach: The Solo Soprano Cantatas, Vol. 1 / Keith, Monks, Armonico Consort


Release Date: 08/04/2017 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 488  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gillian Keith
Conductor:  Christopher Monks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armonico Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Soprano Gillian Keith joins the acclaimed Baroque ensemble Armonico Consort under Christopher Monks for the first release in a three disc series featuring the solo cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach's cantatas hold a special place amongst performers and devotees of his music. Whether sacred or secular, these works provide incredible variety for listeners and players alike. Some contain elements of storytelling similar to arias and recitatives from his great Passions; many have instrumental movements and solo passages that rival any of his concerti, and are indeed borrowed directly from some of the most famous. Not surprisingly, Bach's cantatas are often incredibly virtuosic, demanding as much technical ability, style and understanding Read more of the music as any of his other works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit, BWV 210 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gillian Keith (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Monks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armonico Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1740; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Ich habe genug, BWV 82 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gillian Keith (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Monks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armonico Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 "Wedding Cantata" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gillian Keith (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Monks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armonico Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1718-1723; Cöthen, Germany 

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