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Bach: Magnificats / Cohen, Arcangelo


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68157  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJohann Christian BachCarl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Olivia VermeulenJoelle HarveyIestyn DaviesThomas Walker,   ... 
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



This program from Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen features no fewer than three Bachs - a father and two sons - and three wonderful versions of the Magnificat written over the course of the eighteenth century.

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REVIEW:

For J.S. Bsach's perennial masterpiece, Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo snap into their festive sparklers with grand authority and lithe ebullience, sweeping effortlessly from verse to verse with considerable purpose. Arcangelo’s voyage into the sons’ Magnificats is no less well paced or astutely textured. Cohen and Arcangelo bring us an illuminated Bachian constellation of three canticles colliding in captivating
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Works on This Recording

1.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Olivia Vermeulen (Mezzo Soprano), Joelle Harvey (Soprano), Iestyn Davies (Countertenor),
Thomas Walker (Tenor), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Magnificat in C major, W E22 by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Olivia Vermeulen (Mezzo Soprano), Joelle Harvey (Soprano), Iestyn Davies (Countertenor),
Thomas Walker (Tenor), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1760; Italy 
3.
Magnificat, Wq 215/H 772 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Olivia Vermeulen (Mezzo Soprano), Joelle Harvey (Soprano), Iestyn Davies (Countertenor),
Thomas Walker (Tenor), Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1749; Berlin, Germany 

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