|Andrew Block said:|
More good stuff from Ton Koopman and the ABO/C -- this release follows in the splendid tradition of the previous six volumes.
These Liepzig period compositions written between 1723-24 contain several moments of classic Bachian form and inventiveness, especially in the arias. As usual, the ABO/C and soloists produce focused, homogeneous sound with just the right amount of opacity/transparency where needed. The fugal sections and counterpoint come through with great clarity, and encourage the listener to feel some sense of involvement with the shape and direction of the music. Bach's skills in instrumentation and effect are well-realized by the outstanding musicianship of these players and singers.
As has been the case with each volume, it leaves one looking forward to the next installment...
Annette van der Zee said:
This is box 7 in the framework of the Bach Cantata project by Ton Koopman. This box is the second issue in the series containing the spiritual cantatas from Leipzig.