domenica 25 maggio 2014

Bach - Cantatas (Montreal Baroque)

4 CD - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 615 Mb

This is a very nice set of Bach cantatas recently put out by the Baroque festival in Montreal, Canada under the direction of Eric Milnes. Eric Milnes follows the school of thought with that of Joshua Rifkin and Andrew Parrot of the Taverner Consort and Players in which he uses one voice per part. The playing is tight and crisp and very clean, the use of continuo is tasteful, particularly in the organ - much lighter than Rifkin's approach on his older Bach recordings and not as heavily improvised and ornamented as Ton Koopman's realisations. The singing is very nice and clean with tasteful ornamentation and reminds me of the better Koopman recordings and sounds lighter than the dark and very "Germanic" sound of the Harnoncourt recordings (a favourite of mine)- more akin to John Eliot Gardiner's recordings. Daniel Ponder, Amazon


Cantatas 7, 30, 167 "St. John The Baptist" vol.1

Cantata "Freue dich, erlöste Schar" BWV 30
Cantata "Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam" BWV 7
Cantata "Ihr Menschen?" BWV 167

Suzie LeBlanc (sopran)
Daniel Taylor (countertenor)
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Stephan MacLeod (bass)

Cantatas BWV 130, 19, 149 "Saint Michel" vol.2

Cantata "Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir" BWV 130
Cantata "Es erhub sich ein Streit" BWV 19
Cantata "Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg" BWV 149

Jan Kobow (tenor)
Stephan MacLeod (bass)
Dong Qyu David Lee (countertenor)

Cantatas BWV 1, 82, 147 "Marie de Nazareth" vol.3

Cantata "Herz Und Mund Und Tat Und Leben" BWV 147
Cantata "Ich Habe Genug" BWV 82
Cantata "Wie Schon Leuchtet Der Morgenstern" BWV 1

Charles Daniels (tenor)
Stephan MacLeod (bass)
Monika Mauch (soprano)
Matthew White (countertenor)

Cantatas BWV 61, 122, 123, 182 La Nativité vol.4

Cantata "Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland" BWV 61
Cantata "Das neugeborne Kindelein" BWV 122
Cantata "Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen" BWV 123
Cantata "Himmelskönig, sei willkommen" BWV 182

Monika Mauch (soprano)
Matthew White (alto)
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Harry Van Der Kamp (bass)

Montréal Baroque
dir. Eric Milnes

1 commento:

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