According to German theological tradition, which Bach knew very well, the alto voice was the very symbol of that of the Holy Ghost. These three solo cantatas do not contradict the rule, although we do not always know for whom Bach wrote them. It was neither a woman nor a castrato, so it could only be a falsetto or an extremely accomplished boy. These works demand enormous vocal virtuosity. Their extraordinary musical variety embraces sublime consolatory lullabies, a faithful echo of an organ concerto ('BWV170)' and the dramatic qualities of an oratorio.
Show moreComposer: Johann Sebastian BachConductor: Philippe HerrewegheAlto: Andreas SchollChamber Orchestra: Collegium Vocale GentOboe: Marcel PonseeleOrgan: Markus Markl
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Harmonia Mundi
- Publication Date
- 27 Mar 2020
- Catalogue No
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Philippe Herreweghe
- Andreas Scholl
- Chamber Orchestra
- Collegium Vocale Gent
- Marcel Ponseele
- Markus Markl
- Number of Items
- 1 disc(s)
- Media Format
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