[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 1 September 2008
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Whatever the occasions for which they were written (a tribute to a dead queen, or a chorale cantata), the two works on this recording have one subject in common: death and the soul's salvation. Performed in 1727 in memory of the sorely mourned Christiane Eberhardine, Queen of Poland and Electress of Saxony, the Funeral Ode BWV 198 is particularly moving in its sincerity and spiritual grandeur.
Trauer-Ode BWV 198
Jesu, der du meine Seele BWV 78