Cantatas BWV146, BWV82a, BWV199

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J.S. BACH
Cantatas BWV146, BWV82a, BWV199
Johannette Zomer (soprano) / Florilegium

[ Channel Classics SACD / SACD ]

Release Date: Friday 26 October 2007

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'Johannette Zomer is an appealing soprano, pure and bright in tone, graceful in phrasing.' BBC Music Magazine

'Johannette Zomer is an appealing soprano, pure and bright in tone, graceful in phrasing.'
BBC Music Magazine

In 1737, at the peak of his career, Bach received a devastating public critique of his work by his former pupil, Adolph Scheibe. According to Scheibe, a son of the Enlightenment, Bach's music was 'confused and turgid' to the extent that this 'excess of art' bordered on the unapproachable. It seems incredible today that any such criticisms could be levelled at the 'greatest composer of all'. And yet, given the highly-crafted art music of the Second Suite dances, the tightly structured figural density of Sinfonia BWV146, or the extreme penitentiality of Cantatas BWV199 and 82a, it is interesting that Bach remains one of the most widely popular of all classical composers.

Tracks:

Cantata BWV 82a "Ich habe genug" (soprano, flute, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, organ)

Sinfonia Cantata BWV 146 "Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal" (3 oboes, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, organ solo)

Cantata BWV 199 "Mein Herze Schwimmt in Blut" (soprano, oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, organ)

Orchestral Suite No.2 in b minor BWV 1067 (flute, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, harpsichord)