J.S. Bach
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Das Kantatenwerk - Vol. 1

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Concertus Musicus Vienna
Instrumentation:Orchestra
Vocal
Cello
Choir
Horn
Oboe
Organ
Viola
Violin
Individual Works:BWV 1
BWV 2
BWV 3
BWV 4
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Teldec
Catalog Number:6.48236 DM
Year Released/Recorded:84
Total Playing Time:25 mins
Comments:Simon Hunt said:

This is a wonderful cantata with a particularly beautiful opening chorus for voices (soprano has the Lutheran cantus firmus of the cantata title) 2 horns, 2 oboes, strings and continuo. Typical of the Harnoncourt recordings on period instruments there is a refreshing clarity and directness to the recording. A possible rival may be with the complete Tom Koopman series when it comes out. The volumes already out - which I don't think include BWV 1 yet - seems more natural and less mannered than the Harnoncourt interpretations and have a superior recorded sound. Still for those that prefer the original foreces for Bach, Harnoncourt is the best available and extremely enjoyable.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Simon Hunt
Date First Submitted:09/24/1998
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