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Bach: Trinity Cantatas II / Kozena, Towers, Gardiner


Release Date: 12/12/2000 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 463591   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Magdalena KozenáMark PadmoreWilliam TowersStephan Loges
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Eliot Gardiner approaches journey’s end with two volumes of Trinity cantatas, each containing works of outstanding beauty. Two which make special claims on the attention are BWV 199 for soprano voice, and BWV 105, whose expressive intensity is sustained with consummate mastery. Hearing this performance it is impossible to doubt Gardiner’s deep personal involvement in the music. There is nothing clinical or hidebound by confining orthodoxy here. BWV 199 is sung by Magdalena Kožená, a soprano who has already proved her strengths in Bach and Handel.

-- Nicholas Anderson, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing this CD and DG 463590]
John Eliot Gardiner approaches journey’s end with two volumes of Trinity cantatas, each containing works of outstanding beauty. Two which make special claims on the attention are BWV 199 for soprano voice, and BWV 105, whose expressive intensity is sustained with consummate mastery. Hearing this performance it is impossible to doubt Gardiner’s deep personal involvement in the music. There is nothing clinical or hidebound by confining orthodoxy here. BWV 199 is sung by Magdalena Kožená, a soprano who has already proved her strengths in Bach and Handel.

-- Nicholas Anderson, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing this CD and DG 463590]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Magdalena Kozená (Soprano), Mark Padmore (Tenor), William Towers (Alto),
Stephan Loges (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  St. David's Cathedral, Wales 
Length: 25 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei, BWV 179 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephan Loges (Bass), Magdalena Kozená (Soprano), William Towers (Alto),
Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  St David's Cathedral, Wales 
Length: 15 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Towers (Alto), Mark Padmore (Tenor), Stephan Loges (Bass),
Magdalena Kozená (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  St David's Cathedral, Wales 
Length: 24 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 

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