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'Cantatas, Vol 20: Naarden/Southwell'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Cantatas, Vol 20: Naarden/Southwell'

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'Cantatas, Vol 20: Naarden/Southwell'

Cantatas Nos 18, 84, 92, 126, 144 & 181

Angharad Gruffydd Jones, Gillian Keith, Miah Persson sops Wilkete Brummelstroete contr Robin Tyson counterten James Gilchrist, James Oxley tens Jonathan Brown, Stephan Loges basses Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Soli Deo Gloria (2) SDG153 (95' * DDD * T/t) Recorded live at the Grote Kerk, Naarden, February 20, 2000 & Southwell Minster, February 27, 2000

The weeks leading up to Lent carry a preparatory message which unifies these latest Pilgrimage cantatas: namely, one of expressing gratitude for spiritual blessings and--as specifically articulated in the wonderful minuet alto aria of the first work, BWV144--the robust exhortation to 'be happy with your lot and get going.

Gardiner's rapt performances launch themselves magnificently from the 'standing start (as he aptly calls it) of the abovementioned piece, whose opening chorus is stripped of all indulgence, in both setting and rendering, to the unequivocal aggression of 'Erhalt uns', via the emotional extremes in the chorale cantata, Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn (No 92), whose muscular hymn by Paul Gerhardt is worked over by Bach in juxtapositions of extraordinary range. …

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