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Culmination of a monumental endeavour,
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This review is from: Bach: Cantatas Ascension Day [John Eliot Gardiner, Lenneke Ruiten, Meg Bragle ] [SDG: SDG185] (Audio CD)
This is the 28th and final volume celebrating the complete sacred cantatas of J S Bach by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, supported by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque soloists. I have collected the CD versions in order to enjoy the extensive reviews and personal commentary of Sir John on the 2000 pilgrimage that saw the majority of the Bach cantatas recorded in venues around Europe and the US. The booklet that came with each release is highly informative and beautifully produced. The musical treatment of these superb cantatas by Sir John and his vocal and orchestral forces is peerless. I am no musical expert, and not especially religious, but my spirit is lifted and my heart is moved whenever I listen to these wonderful recordings.