Cantatas BWV 111, 140, 71
|Main Performer |
|Soloists:||Elisabeth Gr³mmer, soprano|
Agnes Giebel, soprano
Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, tenor
Theo Adam, bass.
|Individual Works:||Cantata BWV 111, Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh |
Cantata BWV 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.
Cantata BWV 71, Gott ist mein König.
|Record Label:||Berlin Classics|
|Year Released/Recorded:||1961; 1960|
|Total Playing Time:||74:15|
|Comments:||George Murnu said:|
Here is a generously filled program from yet another one of Bach's successors at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig: Kurt Thomas. But the main attraction here is not Maestro Thomas' conducting which is merely serviceable, but the singing. Indeed, Elisabeth Gr³mmer is reason enough to recommend the recording: she was in her prime and as radiant as ever. Theo Adam is also outstanding, here very youthful and without the worn of his later years. The duets between Gr³mmer and Adam are a pleasure to listen to. Equally good are Agnes Giebel and Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, the later a future Thomaskantor whose recordings are reviewed on the J.S. Bach homepage as well. The program itself consists of three of Bach's most famous cantatas. Recommended for the singing.
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|Date First Submitted:||01/01/1998|