|Comments:||Bob Halliday said:|
This Juergens version of the "Trauer-Ode" still seems to me to be the most persuasive of all. For some reason, Gardiner, Herreweghe, and others race through the opening chorus, which should be taken at a more solemn tempo. This is, after all, a funeral cantata. Chorus and soloists sing with a completely natural-sounding emotional commitment to the music, but never romanticise it unduly. The recorded sound is as clean and transparent as tnat of any of the later versions.