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Record title: BACH Cantatas - Wolfgang Gönnenwein Geraint Jones
Record label: EMI / EAN 0724347693625
Medium: CD
Year recorded: 1967

Additional performer(s):
Theo Altmeyer
Elly Ameling
Dame Janet Baker
Hans Sotin
Conductor(s):
Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra(s):
Consortium Musicum
Composer(s):
J.S.Bach
Track listing:
1. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Joan Sutherland , Wilfred Brown , Dennis Clift , Thomas Hemsley , Edward Selwyn , Helen Watts

2. Jesu, meine Freude, motet for chorus & continuo, BWV 227
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Geraint Jones Orchestra with Geraint Jones Singers
Conducted by Geraint Jones

3. Cantata No. 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Consortium Musicum with Theo Altmeyer , Elly Ameling , Dame Janet Baker , Hans Sotin , South German Instrumentalists
Conducted by Wolfgang Gonnenwein

4. Cantata No. 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Consortium Musicum with Theo Altmeyer , Elly Ameling , Dame Janet Baker , Hans Sotin , South German Instrumentalists
Conducted by Wolfgang Gonnenwein


Comment:
In two classic recordings from 1957 and 1967, conductors Geraint Jones and Wolfgang Gönnenwein, two first-rate choirs, and some of the centurys top soloists combine to give performances that exemplify the ideal of modern, pre-period-revival Bach. But even period-performance enthusiasts will appreciate these full-blooded, passionate, yet well balanced, elegantly shaped interpretations, which simply remind us that Bach s music can brilliantly shine in different contexts.


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