Bach, J S: Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)

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Albinoni-Pachelbel: Adagio / Canon

Albinoni-Pachelbel: Adagio / Canon


Albinoni:

Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme': Zion hört die Wächter singen

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Cantata BWV167 'Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe'

Choral

Cantata BWV6 'Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden'

Choral No. 3

Cantata BWV75 'Die Elenden sollen essen': Sinfonia

Chorale Prelude BWV721 'Erbarm' dich mein, o Herre Gott'

Bonporti:

Concerti a Quattro, Op. 11

Molter:

Concerto in D major for two trumpets, strings and continuo, MWV IV:11

Pachelbel:

Canon


Orchestre de Chambre, Jean-Francois Paillard

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Piers Lane goes to town

Piers Lane goes to town


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

arr. Dame Myra Hess

Benjamin, A:

Jamaican Rumba

Confrey:

Dizzy Fingers

Delibes:

Naila: Waltz

arr. Ernö Dohnányi

Doheny:

Toccata for Piers Lane

Grainger:

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Hopkins, Antony:

Variations on a well-known theme

Ireland:

Ballerina

Karg-Elert:

Arabesque No. 1 in G flat major 'Filigran', Op. 5

Keane, R:

The Tiger Tango (Movement 3 of Save the Animals Suite)

Lane, A:

Toccata (Movement 4 of Suite)

Mayerl:

Marigold

Moore, Dudley:

Beethoven Parody 'And the same to you'

Parker, K:

Down Longford Way

Poulenc:

Nocturne No. 4 in C minor 'Bal fantôme'

Rachmaninov:

Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3

Saya:

Barcarolles

Sherwin, M:

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

arr. Regis Danillon

Templeton:

Bach goes to Town


Piers Lane (piano)

Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the twentieth century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess’s unforgettable arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring to Dudley Moore’s equally unforgettable Beethoven pastiche.

This album includes first recordings of, among others, John Ireland’s Ballerina and Mark Saya’s Offenbach/Chopin conflation Barcarolles. A number of these pieces are by Australian composers who wrote for Piers himself. His unbounded virtuosity and joy in the music is clearly an inspiration, and is evident throughout the recording.

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“Lane’s joie de vivre is infectious in the more flamboyant pieces. He loves these pieces, and isn’t coy about telling us that we can, and should, love them too. Flamboyance and poetry are nicely balanced, and Lane attacks the cheesier numbers with such relish that resistance is futile.” The Arts Desk, 12th October 2013

“Although some works are serious, some are dark, and some are very silly, they hang together by dint of the pianist’s personality...Like the disc itself, the notes are amiable, approachable, witty and a pleasure to loaf around with.” MusicWeb International, 1st November 2013

“Lane in wonderful debonair mode here, sparkling through a personal encore selection from Jamaican Rumba to a Toccata by his own father, and from Myra Hess to Dudley Moore.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2013 *****

“A pot pourri of pianistic palate-cleansers and party pieces...there was just the right balance between the flashy pieces and the slower, more contemplative numbers to keep me entertained all the way through...There’s certainly no shortage of impressive virtuosity, including perhaps the best-known item on the disc, Arthur Benjamin’s Jamaican Rumba, which is despatched with great aplomb and panache.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, 2nd September 2013

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Great Bach Choruses

Great Bach Choruses


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Cantata BWV62 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

Cantata BWV36c 'Schwingt freudig euch empor'

Chorus from Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Jauchzet frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage

Mass in B minor, BWV232: Sanctus

Mass in B minor, BWV232: Osanna

Motet BWV118 'O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht'

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Kommt ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Wir setzen uns mit tranen nieder

Cantata BWV106 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit' (Actus tragicus)

St John Passion, BWV245: Die Kriegsknechte aber

St John Passion, BWV245: Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine

St John Passion, BWV245: Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein


Parallel to the forthcoming John Eliot Gardiner Collection, here’s a famous compilation of Great Bach Choruses, newly re-presented just in time for Easter 2013.

It comes with a fresh cover, liner notes and texts and translations.

The acclaimed Monteverdi Choir sings a selection of celebrated Bach choruses under their director John Eliot Gardiner, one of the most versatile and exciting conductors of our time. For Gardiner, “Bach is probably the only composer whose music is so rich, so challenging to the performer and so spiritually uplifting to performer and listener alike.”

Selections from the Passions, the Mass in B minor, Christmas Oratorio and several cantatas.

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Martin Stadtfeld plays Mendelssohn, Schumann & Bach

Martin Stadtfeld plays Mendelssohn, Schumann & Bach


Bach, J S:

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Wir setzen uns mit tranen nieder

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Busoni:

Nun komm der heiden Heiland' (after Bach, BWV659)

Mendelssohn:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 6 in A major 'Spring Song'

Song without Words, Op. 30 No. 6 in F sharp minor 'Venezianisches Gondellied No. 2'

Song without Words, Op. 85 No. 4 in D major

Song without Words No. 49 for Piano in D minor 'Horseman's Song'

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 1 in E flat major

Song without Words, Op. 38 No. 2 in C minor

Song without Words, Op. 38 No. 6 in A flat major 'Duetto'

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 1 in E major 'Sweet Remembrance'

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4 in C major 'Spinning Song' or 'Bee's Wedding'

Song without Words, Op. 53 No. 4 in F major

Schumann:

Erinnerung


Martin Stadtfeld (piano)

Martin Stadtfeld performs Mendelssohn, Schumann & Bach, with the renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, under its founder, Sir Neville Marriner. This is the first Mendelssohn (1809-1847) disc from acclaimed, award winning German pianist Stadtfeld, who caused a stir in 2002, becoming the first German to win the 'International Bach Competition' in Leipzig. There are two CD's, with disc one being a x13 piece body of Mendelssohns work & then a bonus disc two containing x4 pieces of work, covering Schumann & Bach.

“Martin Stadtfeld is a classy pianist who is clearly at home in these delightful Mendelssohn scores with the First Piano Concerto being particularly successful.” MusicWeb International, 11th June 2013

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Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride


Anderson, Leroy:

A Christmas Festival

Sleigh Ride

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Sinfonia 'Hirtenmusik'

Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV1005: Adagio

orch. Bachrich

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Berlin, I:

White Christmas

arr. Jack Mason

Coots:

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

arr. Mason

Handel:

Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

Humperdinck:

Dream Pantomime (from Hänsel und Gretel)

Marks, J:

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer

arr. Hayman

Mozart, L:

Divertimento in F major 'Eine musikalische Schlittelfahrt'

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

The Nutcracker: Dance of the Mirlitons

The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers


Arthur Fiedler took great pride in bringing classical music to the world at large. While Leonard Bernstein was busy with his Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, Fiedler and his Boston Pops Orchestra (most of the members drawn from the Boston Symphony) gave concerts of popular classics that became a fixture on America’s musical calendar. They made several recordings for Polydor / Deutsche Grammophon and the ever-popular Christmas disc is here reissued with built-in bonus tracks by Bach, Humperdinck and Tchaikovsky, in a sleigh ride, taking the listener from a delightful pot-pourri of carols (‘A Christmas Festival’) arranged by Leroy Anderson to Baroque hits in lush orchestrations to high-energy American Christmas songs – all arranged sumptuously for orchestra.

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Irene Scharrer: The complete electric & selected acoustic recordings

Irene Scharrer: The complete electric & selected acoustic recordings

The Matthay School Volume 3


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 3 in C sharp minor, BWV848

Boyce:

Trio Sonata No. 12 in G major: Gavotte

Chopin:

Étude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major 'Black Key'

Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. post., KKIVa:15, B 56

Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29

Impromptu No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 66 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'

Impromptu No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 66 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'

Etude Op. 10 No. 11 in E flat major

Étude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor ‘Revolutionary'

Étude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'

Étude Op. 25 No. 9 in G flat major 'Butterfly'

Étude Op. 25 No. 6 in G sharp minor

Étude Op. 25 No. 11 in A minor 'Winter Wind'

Étude Op. 25 No. 12 in C minor

Trois Nouvelles Études: Étude in F minor

Trois Nouvelles Études: Étude in D flat major

Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

Nocturne No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1

abridged

Prelude Op. 28 No. 8 in F sharp minor

Étude Op. 25 No. 2 in F minor

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre': 3rd movement (Funeral March)

Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'

Debussy:

Arabesque No. 2

Reflets dans l'eau (No. 1 from Images pour piano - Book 1)

Poissons d'or (No. 3 from Images pour piano - Book 2)

Goodhart:

Tipperary - Five Variations

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 12 in C sharp minor

Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera

Gnomenreigen, S145 No. 2

Fantasy on Hungarian Folk-tunes, S123

abridged

Litolff:

From Concerto symphonique, No. 4 Op. 102: Scherzo

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4 in C major 'Spinning Song' or 'Bee's Wedding'

Andante and Rondo capriccioso in E major Op. 14

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

Paradies:

Toccata

Purcell:

Toccata Prelude

Saint-Saëns:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22: Allegro scherzando

abridged

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K14 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K1 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K11 in C minor

Keyboard Sonata K159 in C major 'La caccia'

Schumann:

Intermezzo from Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26

Scott, C:

Danse nègre, Op.58 No.5 (W89)

Sinding:

Frühlingsrauschen (Rustle of Spring), Op. 32 No 3


Irene Scharrer (piano)

IRENE SCHARRER, though perhaps the least remembered of the major Matthay pupils, was the earliest to record, beginning in 1909 at the age of 21.That in itself is a credit to her early fame, which she established through an extrovert, but always musical, virtuosity.

She excelled in such works as the Chopin Etudes, nine of which she recorded, and in other brilliant pieces such as those here by Scarlatti and Liszt, but the poise and refinement of her Chopin nocture or the slow movement of the Mozart sonata reveal another side to her playing that is sadly underrepresented on disc. Her final recording, of the Litolff Scherzo, was also her most famous; in its day it was a best seller and was responsible for putting that work on the musical map. This set reissues for the first time all Scharrer’s electrical recordings and also an example of every work she recorded in the acoustic era (pre 1925) that was not later remade as an electrical recording. For completeness, a discography of all her other acoustic recordings is also included.

“Her playing is a revelation and shows her to be a far more charismatic player than her distant cousin Harriet Cohen...What charm and brio, what joie de vivre! If the fingers sometimes run away with themselves with an occasional loss of detail, who can possibly object in the face of such uninhibited, joyous bravura?...This is an invaluable release.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2012

APR - The Matthay School - APR6010

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JS Bach: Cantatas

JS Bach: Cantatas


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV51 'Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen'

Suzanne Danco (soprano)

Cantata BWV202 'Weichet Nur, betrübte Schatten' (Wedding Cantata)

Suzanne Danco (soprano)

Cantata BWV10 'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren'

Elly Ameling (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), Werner Krenn (tenor), Marius Rintzler (bass)

Wiener Akademie-Chor

Cantata BWV80 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'

Gabriele Fontana (soprano), Julia Hamari (mezzo), Gösta Winbergh (tenor), Tom Krause (baritone)

Hymnuschor

Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Gabriele Fontana (soprano), Julia Hamari (mezzo), Gösta Winbergh (tenor), Tom Krause (baritone)

Hymnuschor

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester


Karl Münchinger recorded all the major orchestral and choral pieces by Bach for Decca, and over a period of some 30 years (from the Mono to the Digital eras), five of the Cantatas. All boast remarkable soloists from their eras. Suzanne Danco sings the two solo cantatas, BWV 51 and 202, recorded in 1953 and released on CD for the first time. Elly Ameling and Helen Watts are soloists in the early cantata, BWV 10. And the digital recordings of Ein feste Burg and Wachet auf feature Julia Hamari and Tom Krause. The collection is rounded off with two of the most popular orchestral arrangements from the Bach cantata repertoire – Jesu, joy of man’s desiring and Sheep may safely graze.

“Fascinating to chart Munchinger's development as a Bach conductor over 30 years - from the early stiffness of BWV 202 to the surefooted majesty of Ein' feste Burg.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2012 ***

“Suzanne Danco’s lively and musicianly performances in both Cantatas gave me much pleasure” Gramophone Magazine

“The smoothest and sweetest of string playing” Gramophone Magazine (Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Sheep may safely graze)

“excellently transparent and well-detailed Decca digital recording and a fine team of soloists … the chorus’ vigorous contribution is given striking body and presence” Gramophone Magazine (BWV 80 and 140)

“very well performed” Penguin Guide *** (Cantata BWV 10)

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Bach: A Strange Beauty

Bach: A Strange Beauty


Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056

Chorale Prelude BWV734 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein'

English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV808

Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude


Simone Dinnerstein (piano)

Debut CD on Sony Classical from this critically acclaimed New York classical pianist. This is her first orchestral disc & features x15 recordings. Described by the NY Times as "An utterly distinctive voice in the forest of Bach interpretation".

“Dinnerstein has Argerich's touch: her Bach swings. The Suite's gigue has jazz momentum and the F minor concerto finale sounds unstoppable...The whole, beautifully conceived programme is shot with emotion, none more than the unfashionable transcriptions...This irresistable pianist knows her mind and expresses it.” Classic FM Magazine, March 2011 *****

“one must acknowledge Dinnerstein's energetic execution, plus the unusual clarity and point of her left-hand work...As a Bach pianist, Dinnerstein is obviously serious, and has fingers to burn” Gramophone Magazine, February 2011

“there is nothing exaggerated or self-seeking about her technical display. Where she excels is in the slow movements...the involvement and emotional commitment is total...Dinnerstein's is a fascinating and soulful approach of which I hope to hear more, especially in the transcriptions to which her romantic temperament and depth of sonorities are ideally suited.” International Record Review, January 2011

“[the disc] gives a good sense of her generally romantic approach to playing the composer's music on a modern concert grand, in which expressive warmth and beauty of tone seem to be prized above other qualities. It's a style that's perfectly suited to the three chorale-prelude arrangements by great 20th-century pianists” The Guardian, 27th January 2011 ***

“Kempff's fastidious arrangement of "Nun Freut Euch, Lieben Christen Gmein" offers the most dazzling display of her virtuosity...the stately calm of the 5th Keyboard Concerto's "Largo" has an almost weightless poise, while the English Suite No 3 offers an engrossing journey between styles” The Independent, 14th January 2011 ****

“Few current pianists surge forward in Bach with such light-fingered energy and joy; listening to her finale in the fifth keyboard concerto or the start of the third English Suite you almost get giddy. She’s equally individual in ruminating mode...Dinnerstein embraces [Jesu, Joy] calmly and lovingly — the perfect close to this uneven, engaging, idiosyncratic album.” The Times, 21st January 2011 ****

Sony - 88697727282

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Fur Elise - Kempff Transcriptions and Encores

Fur Elise - Kempff Transcriptions and Encores


Bach, J S:

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

arr. Wilhelm Kempff

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

arr. Wilhelm Kempff

Chorale Prelude BWV727 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

arr. Wilhelm Kempff

Chorale Prelude BWV729 'In dulci jubilo'

arr. Wilhelm Kempff

Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV388

arr. Wilhelm Kempff

Siciliano in G minor from Flute Sonata No. 2, BWV1031

arr. Wilhelm Kempff

Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme': Zion hört die Wächter singen

arr. Wilhelm Kempff

Beethoven:

Bagatelle in C minor, WoO52

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

Couperin, F:

Pièces de clavecin III: Ordre 14ème in D major: Le Carillon de Cithère

Handel:

Keyboard Suite, HWV 430 in E major 'The Harmonious Blacksmith': Air & Variations

Keyboard Suite, HWV 434 in B flat major: Minuet

arr. Wilhelm Kempff

Rameau:

Le rappel des oiseaux

arr. Wilhelm Kempff


Kempff's Baroque pedigree stemmed from the influence of his father, also named Wilhelm Kempff, and his grandfather Cantor Friedrick Kempff, both of whom were organists, and who taught the budding prodigy much of the organ's core repertoire. In fact, Kempff's youthful debut as an organist took place before his first recital as a pianist in 1907. With help from the great German violinist Joseph Joachim, the nine-year-old Kempff was awarded two scholarships at the Berlin Hochschule: one in composition with Robert Kahn, the other studying piano with Heinrich Barth, who also taught Arthur Rubinstein.

While most of Wilhelm Kempff's recordings were made for Deutsche Grammophon, his early Decca LPs and EPs are collector's items. Here issued internationally on CD for the first time is the LP of his Bach recital coupled with a delicious record of miniatures by Couperin, Rameau and Beethoven, including the latter's ubiquitous Fur Elise. In his liner notes, Jed Distler compares Kempff's arrangements of Bach with those of Busoni, and his performances with those of Hess and others. 'Fur Elise gently soars from Kempff's fingers in full-throated, legato arcs that might convince you that the piano has lungs in addition to hammers and strings,' he writes, and concludes, 'The warm, naturally balanced and timbrally true sonic image typical of Decca's piano recordings of this vintage only enhance Kempff's singular artistry. Whatever one makes of his style, his spirit defines authenticity.'

"...excellently recorded programme of arrangements made by Kempff himself..." Gramophone.

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Cantilena: Voices of Bach

Cantilena: Voices of Bach

Transcriptions for oboe


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV209 'Non sa che sia dolore': Concerto for oboe d'amore

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Cantata BWV167 'Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe': Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren

Cantata BWV136 'Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz': Dein Blut, der edle Saft

Cantata BWV54 'Widerstehe doch der Sünde': Cor Anglais Concerto

Cantata BWV166 'Wo gehest du hin?': Ich bitte dich, Herr Jesu Christ

Cantata BWV31 'Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret': So fahr' ich hin zu Jesu Christ

Oboe Concerto from BWV105, 170 & 49

Cantata BWV12 'Weinen, Klagen, sorgen, Zagen': Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

Chorus from Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Cantata BWV75 'Die Elenden sollen essen': Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan


Albrecht Mayer (oboe)

The English Concert & Trinity Baroque

The world's leading oboist plays some of the great vocal melodies of J.S.Bach.

Principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic and a hugely successful recording artist in his native Germany, Albrecht Mayer is a world-renowned musician and winner of Germany's prestigious ECHO-Klassik as Instrumentalist of the Year.

His latest Decca solo album is a celebration of the music of J.S.Bach. The album includes works written specifically for wind instruments (both oboe and cor anglais) as well as great melodies from the choral works in new, arrangements.

Albrecht Mayer is joined by one of Europe's best-known baroque orchestras - The English Concert - who are among the world's finest chamber orchestras with a reputation for inspiring performances of Baroque music.

The album also features the award-winning specialist baroque choir Trinity Baroque.

“Bach has many voices, and this disc is a bold attempt by one of the world's leading oboists to sing many of them himself...He makes a gloriously rich sound, and the alto solo 'Widerstehe doch der Sünde', with its astonishing dissonances, works well.” The Observer, 28th February 2010

“Overall, a well-realised alliance of simpatico voicings.” The Independent, 26th March 2010 ****

“...this disc provides a pleasant listening experience. We can certainly relish Mayer's exceptional technique, especially his circular breathing, and his musicianship.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2010

“The most satisfying items on the disc are the eight chorales...which are all affectingly sung by Trinity Baroque under its director Julian Podger...In summary, this is an interesting concept sympathetically realised” BBC Music Magazine, July 2010 ****

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