Bach: Cantatas 130, 19, 149 / Eric Milnes, Montreal Baroque

Release Date: 1/24/2006
Catalog Number: SACD2 2401
Conductor: Eric Milnes
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Even by Bach's standards, they are exceptional. All three of them were conceived as grateful celebrations of the ancient feastday of the Archangel Michael. St. Michael's day commemorates the apocalyptic combat and eventual vicftory of Michael and the angels of Heaven against the armies of Satan. All three of these cantatas are set for a festive orchestra with strings plus three trumpets, drums, and other luxuries (an extra third hautboy, a traverso in Cantata 130, and hautboys doubling on hautbois d'amour or playing oboe da caccia in Canatat 19). A mood of joyful serenity permeates all three cantatas. Cantata 130 contains one of Bach's best character arias (about and old dragon). The opening of Cantata 19 is one of the most extravagant epics in the cantatas, and the same cantata contains a love aria (to an angel) that is exceedingly seductive. Cantata 149 includes two fascinating solos for bassoon.
Works on This Recording
1. Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Monika Mauch (Soprano), Stephan MacLeod (Bass), Jan Kobow (Tenor), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Conductor: Eric Milnes
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
2. Es erhub sich ein Streit, BWV 19 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Monika Mauch (Soprano), Stephan MacLeod (Bass), Jan Kobow (Tenor), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Conductor: Eric Milnes
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726 ; Leipzig, Germany
3. Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg, BWV 149 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Monika Mauch (Soprano), Stephan MacLeod (Bass), Jan Kobow (Tenor), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor)
Conductor: Eric Milnes
Period: Baroque
Written: 1728 ; Leipzig, Germany
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