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Bach Cantatas

Florilegium

Bach

SKU: 23807

Year of release: 2007

Cantata BWV146 Wir mussen durch viel Trubsal 07:29
1. Sinfonia Bach 07:29
Cantata BWV82a Ich habe genug 22:06
2. Aria Ich habe genug Bach 07:08
3. Recitativo Ich habe genug! Mein Trost ist nur allein Bach 01:10
4. Aria Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen Bach 09:45
5. Recitativo Mein Gott! Wenn kömmt das schöne Nun! Bach 00:41
6. Aria Ich freue mich auf meinem Tod Bach 03:19
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor BWV1067 24:09
7. Ouverture Bach 10:41
8. Rondeau Bach 01:59
9. Sarabande Bach 02:36
10. Bourrée I, II Bach 01:55
11. Polonaise - Double Bach 04:15
12. Menuet Bach 01:22
13. Badinerie Bach 01:17
Cantata BWV199 Mein Herze Schwimmt in Blut 24:30
14. Recitativo Mein Herze Schimmt Im Blut Bach 02:07
15. Aria Stumme Seufzer, Stille Klagen Bach 08:39
16. Recitativo Doch Gott Muß Mir Genadig Sein Bach 01:18
17. Aria Tief Gebuckt Und Voller Reue Bach 07:21
18. Recitativo Auf Diese Schmerzensreu Bach 00:17
19. Chorale Ich, Dein Betrubtes Kind Bach 01:44
20. Recitativo Ich Lege Mich In diese Wunden Bach 00:46
21. Aria Wie Freudig Ist Mein Merz Bach 02:15

About this album

In 1737, at the peak of his career, Bach received a devastating public critique of his work by his former pupil, Adolph Scheibe. According to Scheibe, a son of the Enlightenment, Bachs music was confused and turgid to the extent that this excess of art bordered on the unapproachable. It seems incredible today that any such criticisms could be levelled at the greatest composer of all. And yet, given the highly-crafted art music of the Second Suite dances, the tightly structured figural density of Sinfonia BWV146, or the extreme penitentiality of Cantatas BWV199 and 82a, it is interesting that Bach remains one of the most widely popular of all classical composers. (….)

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Reviews

Radio WDR3

Toccata

Mirkische Allgemeine

Audiophile Addition

Excellent British Bach performed with grace and vitality. () these performers are sprightly, idiomatic, assured, and obviously relished by the players, Rarely I've heard a more sensitive 'Ich habe genug', and there are no faults to be found here. The sound is most excellent - decent spread among the instruments and speakers a lovely floating distinction that supported the soprano nicely, and a program of top quality and interest. What are you waiting for?

TOM

De nieuwe combinatie met Johannette Zomer pakt voortreffelijk uit. Haar timbre, dat alsmaar aan warmte wint zonder hoogte te verliezen, mengt voorbeeldig. Terwijl de musici elkaar wat betreft tempi, articulatie en dynamiek prima aanvoelen. Grote klasse

Classic FM

NRC

Uitzonderlijk fraai en afwisselend is de opname van de cantatas Ich habe genug en Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut van sopraan Johannette Zomer bij het onvolprezen Engelse barokorkest Florilegium, dat hier ook schittert in de Orkestsuite nr. 2.

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Luister

Het maakt helemaal niet uit dat we van deze muziek tientallen uitvoeringen in de kast hebben staan. Want wat wordt hier geweldig muziek gemaakt! Johannette heeft zich bij Jos van Veldhoven al bewezen als ideale Bach-vertolkster en doet dat ook hier. Dit is kortom een Bach cd om heel vaak te draaien.

Gramophone

Johannette Zomer and the exquisite accompaniment of Florilegium, and in particular the flute-playing of Ashley Solomon. () () the sound - as one expects with Channel Classics' state of the art-super-audio recordings - aspired to a direct emotional energy, most effectively realised here in Zomer's warmly controlled middle register,

Klassik.com

Mit Florilegium steht ihr dabei eine ambitionierte Instrumentelformation zur Seite, die ein perfekter Interpret anspruchsvoller Raritten und Entdeckungen ist. (...) (...) In der Orchestersuite phrasiert sich Ashley Solomon als Solist und liefert eine bezeugende Leistung mit differenzierter Tongebung und nuancenreichem Ausdruck ab.

BBC Music Magazine

Florilegium play it with touching gentleness, a filigree of one-to-a-part strings, Ashley Solomon's soft-toned baroque flute, and Johannette Zomer subtly matching vocal tone and vibrato to every nuance of the text.

International Record Review

the playing is vital, musically assertive and rewarding and is perfectly complemented by the excellent Channel Classics recording. () () Zomer partners a wonderfully perky oboe in a dance of captivating happiness and pure joy, providing a lively finish to a lovely disc.

Technical Specifications

Recording Type Bit RateDSD64
SpeakersAudiolab, Holland
Recording SoftwarePyramix bij Merging
Recording LocationDoopgezinde Kerk, Deventer The Netherlands 2007
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProducerWalter van Hauwe, Ashley Solomon
Mixing BoardRens Heijnis custom design
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mastering EquipmentB&W 803 diamond series
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Digital ConvertersMeitner A/D DSD / Meitner DA
Cablesvan den Hul T3 series