Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johann Sebastian Bach, Helmuth Rilling, Stuttgart Bach Collegium|
Bach: Cantatas, BWV 10, 12, 13
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R. Rockwell | Brooklyn, NY USA | 06/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I believe that Bach's complete cantatas beyond just the most famous ones belong in the collections of anyone who loves classical music. I have found that they are consentrated masterpieces. And each one is completely different. I am enamored of Rilling's cycle because of the complete dedication he and his performers give to each work the perform. The only people who will not like Rilling are those who insist on period intruments. I love the booklets that explan each canata and what to look for in them.
This CD includes 10 This my soul exults the Lord which celebrates the visitation and is full of joy from beginning to end. My favorite part was the Bass solo accompanied only with with cello and cembalo.
Nuber 12 Weeping, Wailing ...could not be any different and as one of Bach's first cantatas demonstres how Bach from the beginning was a master of setting words to music. The cantata concluds on a happy note with a tenor aria and chorale perfectly incorporating trumpet.
13oh my sighing... is concerned with the same issue as 12 the fear of sin and possibility of salvation. Here Bach uses recorders as symbol of aspiring to heaven and composed much later than 12 is denser in compostion.
Please buy as many Rilling cantatas as you can afford.
Please excuse typos i have a neuroloic disease."