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Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol 10 - Suzuki

Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol 10 - Suzuki

BIS  BIS-2351

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Vocal


Bach: Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich in deinen Auen, BWV 30a, Ich bin in mir vergnügt, BWV 204

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Robin Blaze (counter-tenor)
Makoto Sakurada (tenor)
Dominik Wörner (bass)
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)


When we finished the Bach Sacred Cantatas there was an emptiness with us all participants, which was -partly -alleviated by the fact that there were several records of secular Cantatas still to be recorded. And now we are at the bitter end of those as well, and there are no more Bach Cantatas to be recorded. After 23 years of a steady diet of Bach Cantatas, to be without them is brutal and cruel. All the better, then, that we have finished on a high point. Carolyn Sampson’s singing in the solo cantata BWV 204 beggars belief -it is as close to Heaven one can hope to come on this Earth. Big words, and yet too small for what she does. This is the crowning glory of a series that has transformed my life and given me so much more fulfilment that I could possibly have hoped for. Thank you, Masaaki and your faithful BCJ, for creating a musical treasure possible to be treasured by a grateful mankind.

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Recorded in July 2017 at the Saitama Arts Theater, Concert Hall, Japan, 24/96