Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gardiner Bach Cantatas – ガーディナーのカンタータ全集


Volume 11 of Gardiner’s Bach Cantatas Series was delivered from UK about a month ago, and I listen to this latest release often recently. Included in this album are cantatas quite unfamiliar to me (BWV162/49/180/109/38/98/188), but all the works are brightly exhilarating, and it is so delightful to listen. Among them, Nos. 49 and 188 start with Sinfonia to bring you closer to the music, and particularly in the case of BWV 188, it is an appropriation, as Bach often makes, from D-minor Clavier Concerto BWV 1052.
The Bach Cantatas Series is the record of Monteverdi Choir project called Bach Pilgrimage executed in 1999 through 2000 in which they revisited the churches in various places on the exact date each specific cantata was originally performed (or supposed to be performed), and they keep releasing the record of this almost ridiculously complicated project up until today. It now only leaves Volumes 12 and 18 to be filled, and the delivery of total 27 volumes will complete by the end of the year.

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