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J.S. Bach: 6 Favourite Cantatas

Joshua Rifkin & The Bach Ensemble

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Best of the available Cantatas- my new favorite

This is a crisp and full sounding production; well enunciated voices with rich baritones and light on the basso continuo. The soprano in Cantata 51 Aria makes Kathleen Battle's voice seem tinny by comparison, and I am a Battle fan. This soprano's voice control is equal to or better than Battle's and her voice is fuller and rounder. The "Sleepers Awake" of Cantata 140 is of medium tempo; my preference is slower and more "mysterious", but this is a clear and inspiring interpretation. The crispness and clarity of the voices and instruments in this production do more than others that I've heard to elucidate the underlying Lutheran hymns and bring out the true craft of Bach's exacting and complex layered polyphony. The voices are warm and intimate. Play it loudly on good speakers and you will be transported... Every year or so one CD recording captures my attention and gets exclusive play for several months, then becomes one of my all-time favorites thereafter, like comfort food for the ear. This CD is my pleasant surprise of 2009. It's a recession beater in content and in price.


Wonderful quality and performance. And $11.99 for 43 songs is a great deal!!

A wonderful soprano and great album

Julianne Baird is outstanding. (And she's my mom's neighbor in Philly and a delightful person. :) ) The album is wonderful and Julianne is a master of Baroque choral music.

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J.S. Bach: 6 Favourite Cantatas, Joshua Rifkin
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  • $11.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Oct 01, 1997

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