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Gemini - Bach: Cantatas / Gonnenwein, et al

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183)
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
These performances show their age in their thick choral tone and sluggish tempos. But the strong line-up of soloists still register positively.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
  • Performers: Wilfred Brown (Tenor); Dennis Clift (Trumpet); Thomas Hemsley (Baritone); Edward Selwyn (Oboe d'amore); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Geraint Jones
  • Ensemble: Geraint Jones Orchestra
  • Running Time: 31 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
  • Conductor: Geraint Jones
  • Ensemble: Geraint Jones Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
  • Performers: Theo Altmeyer (Tenor); Elly Ameling; Hans Sotin (Bass)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Gönnenwein
  • Ensemble: South German Instrumentalists
  • Running Time: 30 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183)
  • Performers: Theo Altmeyer (Tenor); Elly Ameling; Hans Sotin (Bass)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Gönnenwein
  • Ensemble: South German Instrumentalists
  • Running Time: 28 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1727-1731