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Bach: Solo Cantatas / Scholl, Kooy, Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent

Bach,J.s. / Collegium Vocale / Herreweghe
Release Date: 11/09/2010 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 5908372   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFranz TunderJohann KuhnauNicolaus Bruhns,   ... 
Performer:  Andreas SchollPeter KooyDaniel TaylorGerhard Hölzle,   ... 
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale OrchestraLa Chapelle Royale Chorus ParisGhent Collegium Vocale
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Scholl/Herreweghe CD is distinguished by its marriage of beautiful sound and expressive intensity. The richly nuanced orchestral playing remains forceful throughout and Scholl imbues his beguiling voice with a fervent conviction..." -- BBC Music Magazine [5/1998, reviewing BWV 170, 54, & 35]

"Kooy must by now have appeared in more Bach cantata recordings than any other solo singer in history, and even in 1991 when these recordings were made he was an experienced Bach singer of immense authority. His performances of these soul-searching, inward-looking works are stamped with a level of technical command and sensitivity that renders more obvious gesture superfluous. This is masterly and utterly
Read more compelling singing." -- Brian Robins, FANFARE [7/2001, reviewing BWV 56, 82, & 158]

"[T]he cantatas are sparsely scored for strings and continuo, but each of the composers makes the most of these modest resources via imaginative writing... These readings are models of their kind. Pitch and ensemble are consistently on the mark and the singers are most responsive to Herreweghe’s leadership, resulting in wholly musical and totally sympathetic accounts that are void of academic characteristics and that bring belated credit to these neglected works. What emerges from the 75-minute run of this CD is not music that will challenge the pride of place in the repertoire held by Bach’s cantatas, but music that offers an intimate thumbnail sketch of four important pre-Bach composers whose works should be on the shelf of every lover of vocal music from this period. Therefore, I gladly admit them to our Classical Hall of Fame." -- Michael Carter, FANFARE [reviewing the works by Tunder, Kuhnau, Bruhns, & Graupner]

Philippe Herreweghe is widely considered to be one of the foremost Bach interpreters of our time. This deluxe CD-Book collection is part of the Philippe Herreweghe Bach Edition, and features key works from the Bach canon. Each set in the series is available at a very special low price and features packaging and liner-notes on a par with the best that Harmonia Mundi offers. These sets are a rare bargain and a must-have for collectors.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1997 
Length: 20 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1997 
Length: 11 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3.
Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1997 
Length: 25 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4.
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Chorus Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1991 
Length: 18 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5.
Ich habe genug, BWV 82 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Chorus Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1991 
Length: 22 Minutes 24 Secs. 
6.
Der Friede sei mit dir, BWV 158 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Chorus Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1991 
Length: 20 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7.
Dominus illuminatio mea by Franz Tunder
Performer:  Daniel Taylor (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Language: Latin 
8.
Wend ab dein Zorn by Franz Tunder
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Bass), Gerhard Hölzle (Tenor), Daniel Taylor (Countertenor),
Susan Hamilton (Soprano), Deborah York (Soprano), Jan Kobow (Tenor),
Benoit Haller (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Language: German 
9.
Ein' feste Burg by Franz Tunder
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Bass), Susan Hamilton (Soprano), Deborah York (Soprano),
Jan Kobow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Language: German 
10.
Gott sei mir gnädig by Johann Kuhnau
Performer:  Daniel Taylor (Countertenor), Deborah York (Soprano), Peter Kooy (Bass),
Jan Kobow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Germany 
Language: German 
11.
Ich liege und schlafe by Nicolaus Bruhns
Performer:  Peter Kooy (Bass), Daniel Taylor (Countertenor), Deborah York (Soprano),
Jan Kobow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Language: German 
12.
Herr, die Wasserströme erheben sich by Christoph Graupner
Performer:  Deborah York (Soprano), Jan Kobow (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

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 Parfaite January 14, 2014 By Jean-Pierre L. (Piedmont, QC) See All My Reviews "Du Philippe Herreweghe à son meilleur, de grandes et belles voix l'entourent de façon merveilleuse. À ce procurer aussi par le même interprète la Messe en si mineur et les Passions de Bach." Report Abuse
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