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J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Solo Alto / Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Philippe Herreweghe

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 54, "Widerstehe doch der Sünde," BWV 54
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 35, "Geist und Seele wird verwirret" BWV 35
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Notes & Reviews:

According to German theological tradition, which Bach knew very well, the alto voice was the very symbol of the Holy Ghost. Bach's three solo cantatas for alto demand enormous vocal virtuosity. Their extraordinary musical variety embraces sublime consolatory lullabies, a faithful echo of an organ concerto and the dramatic qualities of an oratorio. Andreas Scholl is the featured soloist in this reissue, backed by Philippe Herreweghe and the Collegium Vocale Gent.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Lycée Sainte-Geneviève, Versailles, France (07/1977).



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale
  • Running Time: 22 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 07/28/1726

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 54, "Widerstehe doch der Sünde," BWV 54
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale
  • Running Time: 11 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 03/04/1714

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 35, "Geist und Seele wird verwirret" BWV 35
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale
  • Running Time: 24 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 09/08/1726