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Bach: Sacred Cantatas for Soprano
Siri Thornhill, Cologne Bach Vocal Ensemble
Bach: Sacred Cantatas for Soprano
Genre: Classical
 
Among J.S. Bach's 200 or so surviving church cantatas, these four for solo soprano include the — popular Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, in which singer and solo trumpet engage in thrilling displays — of virtuosity. In the o...  more »

     
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All Artists: Siri Thornhill, Cologne Bach Vocal Ensemble
Title: Bach: Sacred Cantatas for Soprano
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Naxos
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 12/15/2009
Genre: Classical
Styles: Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 747313045372

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Among J.S. Bach's 200 or so surviving church cantatas, these four for solo soprano include the
popular Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, in which singer and solo trumpet engage in thrilling displays
of virtuosity. In the other cantatas, Bach provides equally beautiful obbligato parts for violin, viola
and oboe, whose interactions with the soprano heighten the emotional significance of the sacred
texts. For the opening sinfonia of the most richly-scored cantata here, Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht,
Bach makes use of a version of the first movement of his Brandenburg Concerto No. 1.
 

CD Reviews

Essential Addition
E. Apuzzo | Nashville, TN USA | 01/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording of Bach's Sacred Cantatas for Soprano is an essential addition to any classical music lover's collection. Soprano Siri Thornhill lends her superb voice to the recording. It is pristine and a joy to listen to, weaving seamlessly with the musicianship of the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. The recording opens up with a cheerful Sinfonia, in which the oboe and horns really shine. I felt like I had just been transported to an Austrian palace. The choral movements were also quite lovely. The final movement in "Falsche Welt" is stately and presented as such as the voices move together fluidly. At times in the final movement of "Ich bin vernugt" it was nearly haunting. Overall, the production was sharp and alive, as if I was on stage with the performers and the order arrangement of the cantatas was well thought out. The end of "Mein Herze schwimmt" and all of "Jauchzet Gott" served as the clean up hitters for a spot-on recording."