Bach’s reserves some of his most beautiful music for the moment of death. In this video, Katharina Spreckelsen performs the soaring oboe line in this exquisite sinfonia from Cantata 156 with The English Concert, directed by Kristian Bezuidenhout. Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe / I stand with one foot in the grave.

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