Orchestral Suites Nos. 2 & 3 / 2 Sinfonias / Cantatas, BWV 130, 67, 45, 101 & 105

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J. S. BACH
Orchestral Suites Nos. 2 & 3 / 2 Sinfonias / Cantatas, BWV 130, 67, 45, 101 & 105
Elly Ameling, Agnes Giebel, Helen Watts, Werner Krenn, Ian Partridge, Tom Krause / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Ernest Ansermet

[ Decca ABC Australian Eloquence / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 1 August 2009

This 2CD set represents Ansermet's complete Bach recordings for Decca, and collectively they are issued on CD for the first time.

Bach's music featured early in Ansermet's career and he conducted the fourth Orchestral Suite in his last concert. Playing Bach in the 1960s was not quite the affair it is today, but it would be false to assume that Ansermet's Bach is the bloated, romanticised affair that was current in the 1960s. While his readings have soul, Ansermet keeps his feet firmly planted in the Baroque period, eschewing beauty of sound for beauty's sake.

Even with a larger ensemble than Bach would have known, Ansermet doesn't get bogged down; faster movements move along with grace, even if they do so without a typically Baroque lightness of texture.

This 2CD set represents Ansermet's complete Bach recordings for Decca, and collectively they are issued on CD for the first time.

Tracks:

Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067
Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068
Cantata No. 130 'Herr Gott, dich loben wir' BWV 130
Cantata No. 67 'Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ' BWV 67
Cantata No. 31 'Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret, BWV31 - Sinfonia
Cantata No. 12 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen', BWV12 - Sinfonia
Cantata No. 105 'Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht' BWV 105
Cantata No. 45 'Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist' BWV 45
Cantata No. 101 'Nimm von uns, Herr du treuer Gott' BWV101 (excerpts)