Bach Johann Sebastian - Cantatas BWV 1-18-23

Type:album
Format:CD
Composer(s),:Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer(s):Jan Van der Crabben, La Petite Bande
Conductor(s):Sigiswald Kuijken
Label(s):Accent
Label code:ACC 25306
Release date:02.2008
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Stocknumber:001752
Genre(s):barok

Track-Info

Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt BWV 18
Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn WBV 23
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BWV 1

Siri Thornhill (sopraan), Petra Noskaiová (alt), Marcus Ullman (tenor), Jan van der Crabben (bas), La Petite Bande o.l.v. Sigiswald Kuijken

Pressinfo

5 stemvorkjes
La basse Jan Van der Crabben se distingue dans le grand récitatif central, où interviennent tour à tour les quatre voix, par un ton noble et simple qui sied particulièrement au texte.
(Arielle Goupil, Diapason, 05.2008, p. 86-87)

****
Malgré (ou grâce à) son effectif instrumental minimal et son "choeur" restreint à un chanteur par partie, Sigiswald Kuijken signe paradoxalement une interprétation forte et convaincue.
(Philippe Venturini, Le Monde de la musique nr. 332, 06.2008, p. 70)

Editor's choice Gramophon
The more compelling disc is from Sigiswald Kuijken. In fact, it's a profoundly impressive achievement. While I've previouly demurred from the asceticism of Kuijken's one-to-a-part didacticism, these are liberating performances inhabiting a language of elevated perception and intimacy.
(Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, The Gramophon nr. 1034, augustus 2008, p. 75)

*****
I would have preferred a more energic approach. However, the natural eloquence of all the participants results in a heartfelt rendition, while the fluid transition between duet and full-choir sections sound particularly convincing when the movement is sun one-to-a-part.
(Uri Golomb, Goldberg nr. 53, herfst 2008, p. 75)

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Bach - Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern (08.2008)
Notable cantatas from Herreweghe and Kuijken, the latter often revelatory (08.2008)