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Another top job from JEG,
This review is from: Cantatas vol. 2 (Audio CD)
Sad that there are now only a few volumes left in this series. Sad too that so many cantatas were lost. One of the problems with this volume was that only two cantatas survive for one particular Sunday (Third after Trinity), so we get a concerto for flute, violin and harpsichord in addition to the two. I've just finished reading Christoph Wolff's "J.S. Bach; the learned musician" (highly recommended) and it's very sad to see how much has been lost. We Bach lovers can only be thankful for what there is and rejoice that the glass is half-full, rather than half-empty).
Still one of those Third after Trinity cantatas is the excellent BWV21 "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis". The Second after Trinity (on the other CD) has three cantatas, including the great BWV76 "Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes", plus a motet of the same name by Bach's great predecessor Heinrich Schütz.
All are played and sung with the same dedication and excellence that have been the consistent hallmarks of this series.