Notes and Editorial Reviews
The most exciting Bach discovery in 70 years! Found in a box of miscellaneous documents saved by chance from the fire that destroyed the Anna Amalia Library in Weimar in June of this year - the first complete vocal work of J.S. Bach to be discovered since 1935, an aria for soprano and strings celebrating the birthday of Wilhelm Ernst, Prince of Saxony, is here given its premiere CD release on John Eliot Gardiner's own SDG lable, coupled with a selection of as yet unreleased Cantata arias and choruses recorded on the 2000 Bach Cantata Pilgrimage. With a unique design and in a single digipack, this combination of new premiere recording with unreleased areas and choruses provides a very attractive sampler for the whole Bach cantatas series.