J.S. Bach
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Coffee Cantata, Peasent Cantata

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Neville Marriner
Accompaniment/Orchestra:ACADEMY OF ST. MARTINS-IN-THE-FIELDS
Soloists:Julia Varady - soprano
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - bass
Aldo Baldin - tenor
Instrumentation:Orchestra
Cello
Flute
Harpsichord
Horn
Voice
Individual Works:"Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht" (Coffee Cantata) BWV 211
"Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet" (Peasent Cantata) BWV 212
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Philips
Catalog Number:412 882-2
Year Released/Recorded:London 11/1981
Total Playing Time:57min 14sec
Comments:Gordon Eck said:

I was expecting great things from this recording and was very dissapointed. This is the worst recording of these compositions that I have encountered. While the tempos are good the soloists are terrible. I had never heard of Julia Varady before this recording and after hearing her voice I know why. During the high notes of "Heute noch, lieber Vater tut es doch" she sounds like a goose being strangled. If you want a recording of these works Christopher Hogwood's on L'Oiseau-Lyre with Emma Kirkby and David Thomas is wonderful.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Gordon Eck
Date First Submitted:01/30/2000
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