- Margaret Batjer (Violin)
- Brook Schoenwald (Flute)
- David Shostac (Flute)
- Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
- Roland Kato (Viola)
- Allan Vogel (Oboe d'amore)
Notes & Reviews:
"I remember when Lorraine sang through the opening recitative of Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut BWV 199 during the first rehearsal for the performance with Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The musicians sat in silence after the movement ended. At first, the musicians wiped tears from their eyes while some clapped timidly. Then followed uproarious applause from the orchestra and the few lucky guests. That first run-through was good enough for the final performance. Lorraine made it seem as if she were singing this music directly to you and to you alone." --Attiyeh, producer
American Record Guide, September/October 2013
Its title, front and back, is "LORRAINE", emblazoned on all available surfaces in huge letters, and blessed by a charming photograph. Only on the album's back, in very tiny letters, is the presence of one JS Bach acknowledged. The program begins with the Brandenburg 4, in a virtuosic performance. When all that is said and done, we have here a really treasurable piece of music-making. She was in radiant voice, delivering eloquence with absorbing smoothness. Her long-time collaborators, members of the Emmanuel Music series of Bach performances under Craig Smith, gave her caring and respectful support. So then, for all its eccentricities, this release is a valuable one, preserving one of the most powerful and unforgettable renditions of this profoundly humane music. It is to be preferred definitely to the Naxos predecessor, and admirers of both Bach and the singer will want to track it down.
Recording information: Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (09/2003/11/2011).
Submitted on 04/23/13 by Dan Coombs
Submitted on 04/28/13 by Jim D.
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Works DetailsBach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
- Performers: Margaret Batjer (Violin); Brook Schoenwald (Flute); David Shostac (Flute)
- Ensemble: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
- Running Time: 14 min. 18 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 03/24/1721
Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut" BWV 199
- Performers: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; Roland Kato (Viola); Allan Vogel (Oboe d'amore)
- Conductor: Jeffrey Kahane
- Running Time: 27 min. 46 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio
- Written: 08/12/1714