Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Viennensis Chorus, Wiener Sängerknaben, Roger Cerecius|
Bach: Voices Of Angels
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Wonderful, if you don't already have these!
Archimedes | Pennsylvania | 02/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The quality of these pieces and performances is exceptional (assuming you like the 1970s-style attempts at authentic performance). This disk was the first of my Harnoncourt / Leonhardt purchases; unfortunately, every single one of these is now also sitting in my rack inside the (complete) cantata from whence it was taken. All sung in German, of course, except for the B minor mass, which is sung in Latin.But everyone must start somewhere, and this is a fantastic place to start. Among other things, it contains (numbers from): * The Matthew Passion * The Christmas Oratorio * Cantata 147, which contains "Jesu Joy of man's desiring" * The B minor Mass * My Heart ever Faithful (Mein glaubiges Herze) - lovely.It's a great gift idea for the subversion of friends and family who seem on the brink of becoming Bach afficionados, especially if they like choral/vocal music."
Gracejoy | New York, NY United States | 12/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you enjoy the music of Bach and/or the sound of boy sopranos then you will enjoy this CD. It presents some of Bach's best and best loved songs, sung with expert precision by some very fine boy sopranos--a few of them have truly beautiful voices, and all of them are good. There is a good balance of solo pieces and chorales sung by men and boys together. One word, though: if you are accustomed to British or American boy singers then you will find these continental European ones something quite different--the boys are trained in a style more similar to opera singers and their voices are have more vibrato than their English counterparts--the sound is perhaps less "angelic", but fuller and richer. This is a worthy purchase for any true Bach fan or someone who really appreciates the beauty of an unchanged male voice. Top-rate quality of singing throughout."
Can't go wrong with this singing
scott hickel | 11/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These are undoubtedly beautiful perfomrance, notably on the choral works. The tempo isn't too fast nor too slow, and the balance between "authentic" and modern use of intrumentation is nearly ideal.
Shopper, you may not be aware of this but Harnaocourt/leonhart (the conductors of this album) have produced a nearly comprehensive 60 CD bach cantata set. So why did they choose these oft heard cantatas when there are several performances in their collection surperior to these. I highly recommend listening to their cantata no.80 (not found on this CD).
All in all this is a great CD."