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Really not quite up to the mark,
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This review is from: CPE Bach: Magnificat; Motet Heilig Ist Gott (Audio CD)
CPE Bach was clearly moving to a more operatic and classical style than his great father. These performances a springy and vibrant and the orchestral sound is great. However, the quality of the vocal soloists strikes me as wrong for this period. The vibrato is too wide and the performances in the solos are horribly operatic in what is, after all, essentially church music. Admittedly, the performance portrayed here was originally a concert performance. This is tremendous music but it has a sense of not being 'right' - at least to my taste.