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Bach: Famous Choruses from Sacred Cantatas
Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Bach: Famous Choruses from Sacred Cantatas
Genre: Classical
 
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Stunning voices...however
scott hickel | 12/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The singing on this CD is unsurpassed, for what it is. Keep in mind that if you are not partial to boys' voices then this disc will not be to your taste. It is not necessarily a matter of authenticity. Yes, all male castes is the way Bach would have had it, but the idea seems too foreign for modern tastes.
Personally, after the initial experience of hearing boys play the roles of soprano, it is hard to go back. Indeed, there is a purity to the singing of found here that I have yet to find elsewhere.
There is one great reservation, this rendition of cantata no.80 is far inferior to the conductors other interperations of the same piece. Had I not known the disparity of the two, I may had given it five stars."
Nice performances
Obi | SLC, UT | 03/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Leonhardt/Harnoncourt do a good job of recording period-like performances of Bach's cantatas. The boys voices are unique and fun to listen to. Probably not for the Bach novice. The use of period instruments and boy's voices will sound foreign at first. However, the music is beautiful never the less. All us Bach fans owe Harnoncourt and Leonhardt a great deal for their collection of recordings of Bach's wonderful cantatas. Thanks guys.

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