J.S. Bach
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Easter Oratorio

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Philippe Herreweghe
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Collegium Vocale Ghent and Orchestra
Soloists:Barbara Schlick
Kai Wessel
James Taylor
Peter Kooy
Instrumentation:Bassoon
Cello
Choir
Flute
Oboe
Orchestra
Organ
Trumpet
Viola
Violin
Vocal
Individual Works:Easter Oratorio BWV 249
Cantata BWV 66
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Harmonia Mundi France
Catalog Number:HMC 901513
Year Released/Recorded:1994
Total Playing Time:73 min
Comments:Eran Zamir said:

This is a refreshing and unpretentious rendition of the Easter Oratorio. Even people who don't necessarily care for period instruments will like it. Herreweghe uses just the right tempos and a small chorus, which gives it an intimate feel. While this certainly cannot be considered the definitive version of the work, it is an excellent choice. The cantata is also well done - Herreweghe avoids dragging out the solo parts, making it a fine recording.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Markus Mueller
  • Eran Zamir
Date First Submitted:04/18/1996
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