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Bach: Jagdkantate, Bauernkantate / Harnoncourt


Release Date: 07/18/1995 
Label:  Teldec Das Alte Werk Catalog #: 97501   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yvonne KennyAngela Maria BlasiKurt EquiluzRobert Holl
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus MusicusArnold Schoenberg 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

Both the ‘Hunting’ and ‘Peasant’ cantatas have understandably found favour among 20th-century audiences for their charming librettos but, above all, for their endlessly diverting and unfailingly inspired music. Nikolaus Harnoncourt, in characteristic fashion, has injected the performances with a lively, if occasionally mannered feeling for drama. Surprisingly perhaps, that purplest of all purple passages, ‘Sheep may safely graze’, sung by Pales, goddess of the crops, is taken at one of the slowest tempi I can ever remember having heard. But it works well, thanks to the effectively sustained singing of soprano Angela Maria Blasi, as does much else in this stimulating and well-recorded reissue.

-- Nicholas Anderson, BBC Music
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Works on This Recording

1.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Angela Maria Blasi (Soprano), Kurt Equiluz (Tenor),
Robert Holl (Bass)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Language: German 
2.
Mer Hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Angela Maria Blasi (Soprano), Robert Holl (Bass),
Kurt Equiluz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 

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